PetroChem Wire's Quiner to Present on Evolution of U.S. Olefins and Polymer Markets at PGPC Mumbai Event

Aug 09, 2010, 11:32 ET from PetroChem Wire

HOUSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO: Mark Quiner is senior editor at the PetroChem Wire and is involved in the daily reporting and writing of the newsletter and production of its market indexes. Also, Quiner has done several large studies on U.S. ethylene and propylene pipeline logistics, working with industry players to compile a complete database and map of the Gulf coast petrochemical infrastructure. Prior to PetroChem Wire, Quiner was an editor at ICIS covering the olefins and fertilizer markets. He lives in Houston, Texas. Quiner is available to speak about the state of the U.S. resin markets, as well as how his speeches are received by non-U.S. audiences.

The PetroChem Wire ( is a daily newsletter covering the U.S. natural gas liquids, olefins and polyolefins spot markets. It is the benchmark for U.S. ethylene, propylene, polyethylene and polypropylene. Additionally, its ethylene index is the settlement mechanism for the CME Group's cleared ethylene futures contract.

WHAT: U.S. Polymer Markets' Evolution

Quiner's presentation will focus on the evolution of the U.S. olefins and resins spot markets and the new futures contracts launched by the New York Mercantile Exchange for high-density polyethylene and linear low-density polyethylene. "This is an important time for the U.S. resin markets, especially with the introduction of new risk management tools," Quiner said. "As the benchmark associated with these contracts, I am excited to share our unique perspective on market trends and behavior."

Other key issues to be addressed at the PGPC event include:

  • Petrochemical investment regions in the global context
  • Global challenges of the 21st century and the role of the polymer industry
  • Trends in plastics recycling
  • Growth of plastics in healthcare and electronics sector in India
  • Consumption of plastics in next-generation automobiles
  • Polymers in the packaging sector and latest flexible packaging trends

WHERE: Polymerupdate Global Petrochemical Conference

Hyatt Regency

Mumbai, India

WHEN: August 19-20, 2010

SOURCE PetroChem Wire