Garrie Li – Vice President, IHS Markit
Ashish Pujari – Executive Director, Aromatics & Fibres, IHS Markit
William Chen – Executive Director, Asia Olefins, IHS Markit
Yiling Tan – Associate Director, Polyolefins, IHS Markit
This workshop reviews key industry fundamentals starting with the foundation of the petrochemical industry – feedstocks, including natural gas, Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs), crude oil fractions, especially naphtha, coal and renewables. The feedstock session then leads into a thorough discussion of the industry building blocks – olefins (ethylene, propylene, butadiene) and aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylenes) businesses. Finally, the large volume thermoplastics including the polyethylenes (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE), polypropylene, PVC, polystyrene and polyester/PET as well as C1-based chemicals synthesis gas (syngas), ammonia and methanol are covered. Within each of these topics key suppliers, demand profiles and pricing is discussed. Especially important for industry newcomers is that our instructors will clarify the technical jargon commonly used in the petrochemical industry.
Welcome and Overview Introduction to Petrochemicals and Feedstocks
Introduction to the Olefins Business
- C4 Olefins
Introduction to Thermoplastics
- Polyethylenes: LDPE, HDPE, LLDPE
The Aromatics Business
- Benzene, Toluene, Xylenes
- Polystyrene and EPS
Who is it for?
Anyone who wants an overview of the key elements and profitability drivers of the petrochemical industry, from industry newcomers to experienced workers needing a refresher course. The course is designed to be of interest to both technical and non-technical people including business analysts, purchasing agents, sales and marketing personnel, researchers, process engineers, bankers and finance professionals, lawyers, HR staff, as well as downstream processors and fabricators.