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Forward Ethylene Markets: A Price-Protection Primer and Focus on a High-Exposure Market

If you make or purchase a commodity that is derived from ethylene – the building block of a huge range of manufactured goods – you are exposed to market price swings that can make or break your business. 

You can eliminate the risk associated with ethylene market volatility by downloading OPIS PetroChem Wire's newest free report Forward Ethylene Markets: A Price-Protection Primer and Focus on a High-Exposure Market.

In this free report, OPIS PetroChem Wire experts explain how to manage your price risk. Then, we dive deep into the PVC market, a case study of a market sector with heavy reliance on ethylene.

Meet the Authors:

Kathy Hall, Executive Editor, OPIS PetroChem Wire

Kathy Hall is the founder of PetroChem Wire. She founded PCW in 2007; the company joined the OPIS/IHS Markit family in 2018. Prior to starting PetroChem Wire, Kathy spent more than 10 years as a commodity markets reporter, editor and manager at Platts. She is an internationally recognized expert in U.S. ethylene and propylene markets. OPIS PCW’s olefins prices serve as benchmarks for a number of futures contracts offered by the CME/NYMEX.

Donna Todd, Senior Editor, PVC & Pipe, OPIS PetroChem Wire

Donna Todd is a OPIS PetroChem Wire senior editor. Donna reports on the PVC resin and pipe markets. she has more than 30 years' experience as a commodity chemicals editor. Before joining PCW in 2012, Donna covered PVC and pipe for Harriman Chemsult and IHS for seven years. She has also worked at Shell Chemical Risk Management, as the managing editor at the Phillip Townsend Associates Plastic Market Monthly, and as the senior editor for plastics and olefins at ICIS. Donna is based in Garrison, Texas.


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