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Training Workshop

Commercial Impact of Olefins & Polyolefins Technologies Parts 1 & 2

Pt 1: Tuesday, 1 September 1-4PM (CET) | Online Workshop

Pt 2: Wednesday 2 September 1-4PM (CET) | Online Workshop

This course will examine the commercial impact of olefins and polyolefins technologies on cost competitiveness, market dynamics and trade. New element this year: chemical recycling. 

Part 1:

  • Introduction and Petrochemical Feedstocks
    • Quick petrochemical "trip around the world"
    • Feedstocks: Natural gas, Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs), crude oil fractions, especially naphtha, coal and renewables
    • Introduction to the Olefins Business
      • Includes discussion on ethylene and propylene businesses including process technologies, impact of shale gas, key players, demand drivers and regional strength and weaknesses

    Part 2:

  • Introduction to Polymers and Recycling
    • Overview of polyethylene (LDPE/LLDPE/HDPE) and polypropylene businesses, including advantages/disadvantages of polyolefin process technologies, demand drivers, key producers and inter-regional trade
    • Olefin/Polyolefin Competitiveness
      • Includes discussion on cost of production methodologies, definition of terms (variable costs, fixed costs, cash costs) and comparative regional economics
      • The economics will be put into context by presentation of global cost curves for both olefins and polyolefins
    • Introduction to recycling and recycling technologies – NEW!


    • Kaushik Mitra, Research & Analysis Director, Polyolefins, IHS Markit
    • Mark Morgan, Vice President, Chemicals Consulting, IHS Markit
    • Mukta Sharma, Managing Director, Chemical Consulting, IHS Markit

    What Delegates will receive:

    • Live classroom style interactive training via video 
    • Access to IHS Markit experts during and after the training 
    • Access to on-demand video of training 
    • PDF copy of the full workshop materials available for download after the training
    • Certificate of course completion on request

    Who is it for?

    Those new to the polyolefins business, as well as experienced professionals, wishing to expand and update their knowledge and understanding of how the latest “hot topic” issues are driving change along the entire polyolefins value chain — from feedstocks through to the basic olefins and plastics. The workshop is designed to be of interest and value to both technical and commercially oriented participants.

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