POLYSTYRENE WEAK LINK IN CHINA'S BURGEONING PETROCHEM INDUSTRY

Polystyrene is the weak link in China's rapidly expanding petrochemical industry. China increased PS productive capacity to 250,000 metric tons/year in 1992, but the increase came too late to accommodate demand. The resulting output of 120,000 tons met less than one third of the country's demand for PS that year (Table 1).

May 9th, 1994
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