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March 18, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) said today that it would acquire a 94.91% stake in Bangkok Polyester via Indorama's subsidiary, Indorama Petrochem. Bangkok Polyester operates a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Indorama-to-acquire-PET-producer-Bangkok-Polyester_68650.html
March 18, 2015
Researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*star; Singapore) have developed a fungal culture to cheaply and efficiently transform waste palm-oil material into...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Singapore-researchers-claim-cost-effective-method-to-transform-palm-oil-waste-into-biobased-chemicals_68635.html
March 17, 2015
BASF says that it will open a new composite center at Yokohama, Japan, in April. The centers, which house manufacturing cell for part processing, including a versatile mold frame...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/BASF-to-open-composite-center-in-Japan_68626.html
March 17, 2015
A 31% year-on-year (YOY) fall in petrochemical exports drove an overall decline in Singapore's nonelectronic, nonoil domestic exports (NODXs) in February, International Enterprise (IE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Singapores-petrochemical-exports-tumbled-in-February_68617.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea exported 104,093 m.t. of styrene in February, 4% more than the 99,722 m.t. in January and up 8% year-on-year (YOY), from 96,275 m.t., Korea Customs Service data show. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Korea-exports-more-styrene-in-February_68577.html
March 16, 2015
Kingboard Chemical Holdings (Hong Kong) says that volatile crude oil contracts during the fourth quarter of 2014 resulted in a 17% fall in revenue at Kingboard's chemical division for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Kingboard-says-oil-volatility-hurt-chemical-divisions-2014-earnings-sales_68585.html
March 16, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals says that the wholly owned Mitsui Chemicals Functional Composites Shanghai subsidiary has started production at it previously announced, new plants in the Jinshan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Mitsui-Chemicals-starts-up-plants-for-functional-polymeric-materials-at-Shanghai_68584.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea’s mixed xylene exports in February rose 48% from January to 19,665 m.t. but fell 11% from 22,224 m.t. year-on-year, Korea Customs Service data show. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Koreas-February-mixed-xylene-exports-jump-versus-January_68579.html
March 16, 2015
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a worldwide leader in carboxylated styrene butadiene latex for carpet, paper, and specialty applications, says that it is expanding its plant at Kluang...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Synthomer-expands-styrene-butadiene-latex-production-in-Malaysia_68583.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports in February totaled 210,022 m.t., a 7% fall from January but a spike of 58% year-on-year (YOY), data from the Korea Customs Service show. China was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/South-Koreas-February-benzene-exports-fell-from-January-spiked-YOY_68571.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea exported 383,978 m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene) in February, a 25% fall from January’s total but they almost doubled from 195,988 m.t. year-on-year (YOY), data from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Koreas-p-xylene-exports-in-February-fall-from-January-but-soar-YOY_68572.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea’s overall February exports of toluene were 46,161 m.t., down 3.6% from 47,897 m.t. in January and a 58.2% plunge from 110,505 m.t. year-on-year, Korea Customs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Koreas-February-toluene-exports-fall_68574.html
March 13, 2015
Spot styrene prices in Asia registered a sharp weekly fall amid market concerns about an influx of deepsea cargoes and falling Brent crude contracts, which sank below $57/barrel in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Styrene-prices-fell-sharply-in-Asia-this-week-other-aromatics-down_68551.html
March 12, 2015
Clariant says that it has opened a new manufacturing facility, which was acquired through its acquisition of health-care packaging company VitaPac (Hong Kong) last year. The Dongguan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Clariant-opens-packaging-facility-in-China_68547.html
March 12, 2015
The city government of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, wants domestic petrochemical companies with pipelines running under the city to move their headquarters to the city, local news reports said...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Reports-Kaohsiung-wants-petrochemical-firms-to-move-headquarters-to-city_68463.html
March 12, 2015
Nihon Nohyaku (Tokyo) said today that it has completed the acquisition of Hyderabad Chemical Ltd. (Hyderabad, India). Nihon Nohyaku, a producer of agricultural chemicals, wood...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Nihon-Nohyaku-completes-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-Indian-firm_68467.html
March 12, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical said today that it plans to strengthen its silicones business through expansion of capacity in Thailand and the establishment of a new technical center in the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Shin-Etsu-to-expand-silicones-production-in-Thailand-build-technical-center-in-the-US_68465.html
March 11, 2015
Celanese has raised its acetic acid prices in China, effective 10 March—its second hike this month—citing a “rapid increase and continued volatility in global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Celanese-hikes-acetic-acid-prices-in-China-for-second-time-in-March_68426.html
March 11, 2015
Evonik Industries says it intends to strengthen its global catalysts business and to this end today signed an agreement with Monarch Catalyst Pvt. (Dombivli, India) to acquire 100% of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Evonik-Industries-to-acquire-Indian-company-Monarch-Catalyst_68436.html
March 11, 2015
FDA issued a warning letter on 27 February to the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility of Novacyl Thailand —located in the Bangpoo Industrial Estate in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/FDA-issues-warning-letter-to-Novacyls-API-plant-in-Thailand_68431.html
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