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Surfactants Training Course: Next – Singapore November 13th

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As many of our regular readers know, we are producing, with ICIS, a series of surfactants training courses. We typically hold these the day before the ICIS Surfactant Conferences globally, (3 per year) with the occasional stand-alone course held alongside other petrochemicals related ICIS events in London and New York. Our next course is coming up in Singapore on November 13th. Details here The courses are commercial in focus and are particularly suited to executives in sales, purchasing, general management and ownership. The Agenda: Understanding surfactants What are surfactants? Classes of surfactants Major applications of surfactants Production routes to surfactants Key raw materials – petrochemicals, oleochemicals Other emerging feedstocks Major manufacturing processes Exercise – Building the surfactants value chain Industry Structure Demand and supply drivers Demand across geographies Who are the major players and their strategies Group Quiz Price and cost drivers What are the key price drivers? How are prices set? Influence of raw material costs How are prices assessed? Future Trends New developments in the surfactants industry Demand and supply outlook Feedstock availability Key issues facing the industry – environmental, regulatory, supply chain

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