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February 26, 2015
Singapore’s chemicals cluster output slipped 0.5% YOY in January, the country's Economic Development Board (EDB) said today. However, the country’s overall manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Singapores-chemicals-output-slips-on-lower-petchems-production_68109.html
February 26, 2015
Axiall reiterated on 25 February its recent decision to delay construction of an ethane cracker in Louisiana until after the first quarter because of uncertainty in energy markets. On...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Axiall-Lotte-delay-decision-on-Louisiana-cracker-project_68095.html
February 26, 2015
Asian market sources have confirmed that a price premium that spot benzene cargoes in Asia currently command over their US counterparts has resulted in a rare reverse arbitrage opening...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Asian-traders-confirm-US-to-China-arbitrage-for-benzene-amid-wide-spot-price-gap_68106.html
February 26, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says that it will increase its stake in foamed plastics firm JSP Corp. (Tokyo) from 42% to about 51%, through a tender offer. JSP, which was established...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-to-increase-stake-in-foamed-plastics-firm-JSP_68114.html
February 26, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals has announced an organizational restructuring, which will become effective on 1 April. The company’s fine & performance chemicals division within the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-restructures-business-segments_68108.html
February 25, 2015
A rarely seen arbitrage between Europe and Asia for benzene has opened and reportedly been worked as Europe still struggles to deal with length in its domestic system heading into...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Rare-Europe-to-Asia-arbitrage-opens-as-Europes-benzene-market-lengthens_68075.html
February 25, 2015
Mitsubishi Rayon says that its polyacrylonitrile-based intermediate carbon fiber has been selected for use in the fan section components of PW1100G-JM, a jet engine for the new Airbus...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayons-carbon-fiber-to-be-used-in-Airbus-aircraft-engine_68069.html
February 25, 2015
DIC (Tokyo) says that it will establish a polymer technical center in Thailand. The facility, Polymer Technical Center—Asia Pacific, will be located within the production site of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/DIC-to-establish-polymer-technical-center-in-Thailand_68068.html
February 24, 2015
Astomos Energy (Tokyo) will buy up to 800,000 m.t. of shale-derived liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Targa Resources (Houston) spread over three years from the second half...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japanese-firm-to-buy-800000-m-t-of-LPG-from-Targa-over-2017-20_68032.html
February 24, 2015
BASF and Toda Kogyo (Hiroshima, Japan), a leading developer and manufacturer of cathode materials for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, today established their previously announced joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/BASF-and-Toda-Kogyo-launch-JV-for-cathode-active-materials-in-Japan_68031.html
February 24, 2015
Japan's benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) production in January was mostly lower on monthly and annual bases, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA; Tokyo)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-January-BTX-output-mostly-down-on-monthly-annual-bases_68021.html
February 24, 2015
Japan produced 614,100 m.t. of ethylene in January 2015, 2.5%, or 16,000 m.t., less than in December 2014 and down 4.6% year-on-year (YOY), or 29,800 m.t., data from the Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-January-ethylene-production-declines-2-5-percent-versus-December_68020.html
February 24, 2015
Granules India (Hyderabad), a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), intermediates, and formulations, says that its Granules OmniChem joint venture has opened its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Granules-OmniChem-JV-opens-API-plant-in-India_68024.html
February 23, 2015
Teijin today announced that it will acquire, through a third-party allotment, new shares of Nakashima Medical (Okayama, Japan), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nakashima Holdings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-and-Nakashima-form-JV-for-medical-devices_67997.html
February 23, 2015
India has extended an antidumping duty on acetone from South Korea by five years starting 18 February, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. The extension results from a sunset...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/India-extends-antidumping-duty-on-acetone-from-Korea-by-five-years_67994.html
February 20, 2015
Evonik Industries says that Wolfgang Kaster has been appointed president/Japan at Evonik and senior representative of Evonik group in Japan, effective 1 June. He succeeds Ulrich...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Evonik-appoints-new-head-of-Japan-business_67966.html
February 20, 2015
Reliance Industries’ refinery and petrochemical complex at Jamnagar, Gujarat state, is witnessing a phenomenal expansion phase....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Jamnagar-one-of-the-largest-construction-sites-readies-for-the-next-stage_67974.html
February 20, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) reports a net loss of 890 million baht ($27.3 million) for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with a net loss of baht456 million in the fourth quarter of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Indorama-widens-fourth-quarter-loss-looking-at-acquisitions-worth-over-$1-billion-this-year_67970.html
February 20, 2015
Air Products and Suzuki Shokan (Tokyo), an industrial gas company, say that they have signed an alliance agreement for the two companies to work together on the design, construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Air-Products-Suzuki-Shokan-sign-deal-to-develop-hydrogen-fueling-for-Japans-material-handling-market_67967.html
February 19, 2015
Albemarle says that its Chemetall surface treatment business unit has completed the acquisition of all shares of its Shanghai Chemetall joint venture and is now the sole owner of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Albemarles-Chemetall-unit-buys-out-partners-in-Shanghai-JV_67890.html
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