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The European petrochemical industry tries to maintain the competitiveness of factories

according to French media reports, affected by fierce global competition, the European petrochemical industry tries to maintain the competitiveness of factories. According to the results released by the Federation of basic organic chemistry recently, the European petrochemical industry is experiencing a difficult time, and the industry must find a way to continue to survive. After the sharp decline in performance during the financial crisis, the performance of the petrochemical industry rose in the first half of 2011, but its growth slowed significantly from the second half of the year

in 2011, the production capacity of petrochemical plants that provide ethylene and propylene for many downstream industries fell from 83.6% in 2010 to 81.4%. The average production capacity in the past 20 years has exceeded 88%. The leader of the Federation of basic organic chemistry said that the petrochemical industry has never reached the production level of 2008. There are many reasons for the decline in production capacity, and this downward trend is likely to continue beyond 2012

European industry is facing a downturn or even a sharp decline in end markets (such as packaging, the main sales market of petrochemical industry), such as automobile industry and construction industry. The international environment is not conducive to ensuring the sustainable development of business in Europe (including France). The number of polymers imported from the Middle East is increasing, mainly due to the significant increase in productivity in the region. At the same time, the American petrochemical industry, which has recovered through the exploitation of shale gas, has also formed a competitive relationship with the European petrochemical industry

therefore, except for Europe, the production capacity of the petrochemical industry in all parts of the world has increased. Industries whose production capacity may increase significantly as a powerful country are mainly distributed in emerging countries. From now on to 2017, the most prominent enterprises in the petrochemical industry are China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec), China National Petroleum Corporation (PetroChina) and reliance (also known as Reliance Industries)

in the face of this crisis, European industries try their best to maintain their competitiveness. The first measure they implemented was to shut down production capacity completely. In 2007, the responsibility of the small panel control system was to make the equipment work efficiently. By 2012, no basic petrochemical enterprise could escape this fate, in which the productivity of ethylene was reduced by 1.1% alpha+ beta; The productivity of polyethylene, propylene, styrene and polystyrene decreased by 3.9%, 8.2% and 16.1% respectively

the productivity of ethylene and polyethylene will continue to decline in the next few years. The second measure is to reduce costs and improve production tools, especially to diversify steam crackers that replace naphtha raw materials (including LPG and renewable resources). The last measure to improve the competitiveness of factories is innovation. Factories can use renewable resources (such as bioethanol and polylactic acid) as raw materials to produce polymers and plastics, adopt energy-efficient processes, and provide high value-added products to the end market, such as reducing the thickness of packaging, improving the thermal insulation performance of buildings, etc

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