The world petrochemical and plastics markets have never experienced
the conditions that emerged in 2020 and still persist. Seeing trade
activity all but stop as fear seized world markets and then give
rise to supply panic was dizzying. Throw in an international
container ship crisis and wild weather events dotting the timeline
and heads were spinning.Even in times of chaos and crisis, however,
it eventually becomes clear who is winning, who is struggling and
who is sailing through unfazed. Join veteran petrochemical industry
journalist Kathy Hall as she lays out the scorecards for 2020 and
2021 in a webinar called WIN LOSE OR DRAW: Markets Retrospective of
the Plastics Supply Chain. She'll take you back to the early days
of lockdowns and roll you through the punches and waves of triumphs
and headwinds - and share her thoughts on how the petrochemical and
plastics industries are facing the future. Webinar highlights
- A review of where the polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene
and PVC markets were in late 2019 when uncertainty about the scale
of the pandemic was still speculative.
- A walk through each quarter of 2020 in terms of price
volatility and margins for everyone along the plastics supply
- A tie-back review of what downstream market segments fared
surprisingly well by mid-2020 and what new industries emerged and
- The effect of weather disruptions in Texas and Louisiana on the
world's plastic supply chain.
- The creeping effect of problems in global shipping markets for
plastics and finished goods that continues today.
- How hedging the supply chain fared versus the extremely
volatility that greeted the plastic and petrochemical markets in 1Q
- Where are we now? Has the madness subsided? Have we learned
anything? A look at what lies ahead for the world petrochemical and
plastic markets into 2022.
Date: September 22nd, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM CST
Duration: 1 hour
This webinar will be a live on-line event comprising of a live
Q&A. Once registered, you will receive the instructions
required to attend.