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March 26, 2015
Singapore’s petrochemical production in February contracted 4.6% year-on-year (YOY), but the overall chemicals cluster remained unchanged YOY, the Economic Development Board...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Singapores-petrochemical-output-in-February-shrinks-4-6-percent-YOY-EDB_68928.html
March 26, 2015
Momentive Performance Materials has appointed Langjin Silicones as the master distributor of GE construction sealants in China. Momentive is the exclusive licensee of GE sealants...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Momentive-appoints-Langjin-as-distributor-of-GE-construction-sealants-in-China_68919.html
March 25, 2015
Clariant has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility—acquired through its recent acquisition of health-care packaging company VitaPac (Dongguan, China)—at the Dongguan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Clariant-inaugurates-packaging-facility-in-southeast-China_68895.html
March 25, 2015
Belaruskali (Solihorsk, Belarus) has signed a new potash contract with China covering the first half of this year at $315/m.t. The price is down on what other major potash producers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Belaruskali-potash-contract-with-China-upsets-negotiations_68878.html
March 25, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical says that it has developed the world’s first biobased polycarbonate diol, a type of high-performance polyol, and will begin market development and sales for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-develops-worlds-first-biobased-polycarbonate-diol_68877.html
March 25, 2015
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (Mumbai) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Ranbaxy Laboratories (Gurgaon, India). Sun Pharma announced in April 2014 that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Sun-Pharma-completes-acquisition-of-Ranbaxy_68874.html
March 25, 2015
BASF says that it plans to phase out coil coatings containing chromate in Japan and focus on an alternative technology with a better environmental profile by 1 June 2016. Coil coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/BASF-to-phase-out-coil-coatings-containing-chromate-in-Japan_68870.html
March 25, 2015
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says that its subsidiary Phu My Plastics & Chemicals (PMPC) located in the Cai Mep industrial zone in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, will increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Asahi-Glass-to-increase-PVC-production-capacity-in-Vietnam_68868.html
March 24, 2015
Polyethylene (PE) prices are likely to remain at healthy levels as a result of sustained demand according to Dow Chemical. Converters had refrained from restocking in the first months...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/NPE2015-Dow-says-2015-PE-prices-will-be-supported-by-supply-constraints-demand-to-remain-healthy_68857.html
March 24, 2015
“There is a lot of value in plastic often found in landfills, a value that is not getting captured [in the right way], because the plastics are either not being sorted the right...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/NPE2015-The-untapped-value-of-plastic-waste-civil-society-and-industry-approaches_68866.html
March 24, 2015
Biobased chemicals and fuels firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Praj Industries (Pune, India) for the latter to become a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Gevo-licenses-iosbutanol-technology-to-Praj-Industries_68849.html
March 24, 2015
Sabic announced a number of investments that will deliver competitive advantages in its core product portfolio, as well as its high performance offerings, today at NPE 2015, being held...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/NPE-2015-Sabic-to-expand-polyetherimide-resin-capacity-in-North-America-and-Europe_68828.html
March 23, 2015
Adama Agricultural Solutions, the leading global off-patent provider of crop protection solutions, today reported its financial results for full-year 2014 and the fourth quarter, ended...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Adama-reports-increased-sales-earnings-growth-rates-among-highest-in-the-pesticides-sector_68796.html
March 23, 2015
Sinopec’s chemicals segment reports an operating loss of 2.16 billion renminbi ($348 million) in 2014 compared with an operating profit of Rmb631 million in 2013. The segment has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Sinopecs-chemicals-segment-reports-loss-lower-sales_68812.html
March 23, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it has signed an agreement to acquire the purified terephthalic acid (PTA) facility at Montreal that belongs to energy company Cepsa's (Madrid)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Indorama-to-acquire-Cepsas-PTA-facility-in-Canada_68810.html
March 23, 2015
Evonik Industries said today that it is investing “a triple-digit-million euro” to increase production capacity for specialty silicones. The global investment initiative...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Evonik-Industries-expands-specialty-silicones-capacity-in-Germany-and-China_68804.html
March 23, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) today announced the appointment of Alberto Calderon as interim managing director and CEO, effective immediately. Orica’s managing director and CEO Ian Smith...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Orica-appoints-interim-CEO_68803.html
March 22, 2015
3M (St. Paul, MN) says it will expand operations in the west region of China. Inge Thulin, 3M’s chairman, president and CEO, has announced plans for a new West Region Technical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/3M-to-build-technical-center-at-Chengdu-China_68799.html
March 20, 2015
BASF today officially launched Seltima, a fungicide designed to help farmers produce high-quality rice more efficiently. The special innovation aspect is its encapsulation technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/BASF-launches-Seltima-rice-fungicide-in-Indonesia-other-markets-to-follow_68778.html
March 19, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that it has agreed to transfer its shares in the equally owned lithium-ion (Li-ion) capacitors joint venture—Asahi Kasei FDK Energy Device Co. (Shizuoka...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-exit-lithium-ion-capacitors-JV_68691.html
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