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Global trends for PTA and Paraxylene

Our Aromatics expert Duncan Clark takes a look at the PTA and Paraxylene markets, to provide answers the following questions:

1. What were the key issues that impacted the paraxylene market in 2016? 
2. What are the key issues impacting the PTA market? 
3. What is the supply outlook for PTA?
4. What is the supply outlook for paraxylene? 
5. What differentiates IHS Markit's analysis of the market? 

Duncan Clark is speaking at EMEA Aromatics & Olefins Conference 2017 on the EMEA Paraxylene and PTA Market: Back to the future? 


Duncan Clark is the Global Business Director of Aromatics at IHS Markit
Posted 17 May 2017

About The Author

Global Business Director Aromatics & Fibers

Mr. Duncan Clark is Global Business Director Aromatics & Fibers the IHS Markit Chemical group. He has several decades of experience in a variety of roles within the chemical industry across multiple product areas. As the key resource within IHS Markit for understanding and insight into the aromatics sector of the petrochemical industry for these key regions, he works closely with the petrochemical, oil and financial industries, bringing support and guidance throughout the petrochemical chain.

Prior to joining IHS Markit, he worked for ExxonMobil Shell JV and Air Products and Chemicals. Mr. Clark holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering from University College London, and a Master of Business Administration.