TOP TAKES FROM AFPM’S INTERNATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL CONFERENCE 2019

April 1, 2019

Plastic roads and buildings, the influence of energy and petrochemicals in geopolitics, and chemical and molecular recycling processes that could create a truly circular economy for plastic products were just a few of the topics discussed at AFPM’s 44th International Petrochemical Conference (IPC) in San Antonio last week. With the theme “Petrochemicals as Drivers of Global Progress,” IPC 2019 included appearances from former North American leaders Vice President Dick Cheney, former Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, and former President Felipe Calderon of Mexico; bestselling author and foreign affairs expert Robert Kaplan; foremost leaders from the petrochemical industry such as BASF CEO Wayne Smith, LyondellBassell Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer Jacinth Smiley, and James and Albert Chao of Westlake Chemical; and many other experts and visionaries, all sharing views on the intrinsic role of petrochemicals in the future. Below are six highlights from this year’s conference.

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