• WPC 2024
  • March 18-22, 2024

Maoshi Guan

S&P Global Commodity Insights

Director, Specialty Chemicals

Dr. Guan is the Director, Specialty Chemicals – Resins and Coatings, within the S&P Commodity Insights. He joined IHS Chemical in 2014 and brings over 15 years of in-depth industry experience in surface finishing, automotive, and chemical industries. His current focus is coatings and associated raw materials. He has authored a broad range of reports for the Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH) and Specialty Chemicals Update Program (SCUP).

Prior to joining S&P, Maoshi held various positions at Lacks Enterprises in Michigan, US and Total (China) in areas of research and development, product management, and business development.

He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from China University of Petroleum and a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US.

Sessions With Maoshi Guan

Tuesday, 19 March

  • 02:00pm - 03:30pm (CST) / 19/mar/2024 07:00 pm - 19/mar/2024 08:30 pm

    Specialty Chemicals Providing the Backbone to Energy Transition

    2:00 PM : Afternoon welcome remarksRita Wu, Director, Specialty Chemicals, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    2:05 PM : Joining Forces — How new semiconductors and specialty chemicals are accelerating energy transitionKevin Micoine, Associate Director, Specialty Chemicals Update Program, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    2:25 PM: Epoxy Resins – Harness the WindMaoshi Guan, Director, Specialty Chemicals, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    Epoxy resins, due to their excellent properties, have been widely used in a variety of markets including coatings, civil engineering, composites, electrical/electronic, and adhesives. In this presentation, we will focus on how composite materials, made of epoxy-reinforced carbon fibers and other fibers, can help humans harness the wind power and enable a sustainable energy transition. In addition, various sustainable developments in the production and application of epoxy resins will be discussed.         

    2:40 PM: Specialty Fibers – Not Just For Superheroes - Michael Malveda, Executive Director, Specialty Chemicals, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    2:55 PM: Encapsulating the Polyolefin Elastomers (POE) Market - The Impact of Solar Panels - Emanuel Ormonde, Director, Specialty Chemicals, S&P Global Commodity Insights

    3:10 PM: Q&A