BR Research - Chemicals

EPCL: record profits

EPCL: record profits

With double digit growth in the top line and a triple digit jump in the bottom line, Engro Polymer and Chemicals Limited (EPCL) have had...

Corrosion — the silent menace

Corrosion — the silent menace

Every year, corrosion costs about $3.4 trillion globally, not including the cost of lives and jobs. This adds up to 3 to 4 percent of...

ICI 1QFY19

ICI 1QFY19

Similar to past trends, ICI’s top-line was led by the polyester division which increased by 27 percent and soda ash business which grew by 43...

US PET market saved?

US PET market saved?

A frequent complaint by various sectors is that the NTC takes so long in determining and implementing anti-dumping duties that businesses have closed down while...

Lotte Chemicals – continue to grow

Lotte Chemicals – continue to grow

Lotte Chemicals continues on its strong trajectory of rise in sales and profit. With a nearly 50 percent jump in the top-line and PAT rising...

Ethanol’s potential for exports

Ethanol’s potential for exports

While there are various uses of sugarcane other than making white sugar, one of the highest potential ones is ethanol. Previously this space discussed how...

Ethanol’s potential for exports

Ethanol’s potential for exports

While there are various uses of sugarcane other than making white sugar, one of the highest potential ones is ethanol. Previously this space discussed how...

PET: looking towards greener pastures

PET: looking towards greener pastures

As expected, the United States of America have slapped tariffs of about 44 percent to 60 percent on Pakistan’s exports of PET resin. Given past...

On Nestle’s newest PET packaging

On Nestle’s newest PET packaging

There was a time when the then nascent packaged dairy and juice industry in the country couldn’t stop touting the benefits of carton packaging for...

AkzoNobel profits

AkzoNobel profits

AkzoNobel Pakistan (PSX: AKZO) has posted lackluster results with the modest growth in the top-line being offset by a higher cost of sales for the...

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