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July 30, 2015
Industrial gases company Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo) says that it has agreed to acquire Renegade Gas Pty (RGP; Ingleburn, Australia), a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Taiyo-Nippon-Sanso-acquires-industrial-gases-company-in-Australia_72543.html
July 30, 2015
BASF subsidiary BASF India (Mumbai) reports net profits of 927 million Indian rupees ($14.5 million) for the quarter ended 30 June 2015 compared with net profits of Rs520 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/BASF-India-reports-rise-in-profits_72552.html
July 30, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) on Thursday announced that it is acquiring one-third stake in refiner Showa Shell Sekiyu (Tokyo) from Royal Dutch Shell for ¥169 billion ($1.4billion). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosan-acquires-Shells-stake-in-Showa-Shell-for-$1-4-billion_72551.html
July 30, 2015
Showa Denko says that it has decided to dissolve its subsidiary Baotou Showa Rare Earth High-Tech New Material Co. (BSR; Baotou, China). BSR, which was established in 2002, produces...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Showa-Denko-to-dissolve-rare-earths-subsidiary-in-China_72545.html
July 30, 2015
Kemira says that Kim Poulsen has been appointed president of the company’s paper segment and Asia/Pacific region and a member of the management board, effective 1 November...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Kemira-appoints-president-of-paper-business-and-AsiaPacific-region_72548.html
July 29, 2015
H.B. Fuller on Wednesday announced that it broke ground on an adhesives manufacturing facility at Surabaya, Indonesia. The company anticipates production of hot melt and water-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/H-B-Fuller-builds-adhesives-facility-in-Indonesia_72514.html
July 29, 2015
Huchems Fine Chemical Corp. (Seoul), a subsidiary of Taekwang Group (Seoul), is investing 1 trillion South Korean won ($864 billion) to build an ammonia  plant in the state of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Korean-firm-breaks-ground-on-ammonia-plant-in-Malaysia_72520.html
July 29, 2015
SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), says that net profits increased more than fourfold in the second quarter of 2015 compared with the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Siam-Cements-chemicals-business-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_72501.html
July 29, 2015
Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Corp. (PIC; Kuwait City), wholly owned by Kuwait Petroleum Corp., is at an advanced stage of a feasibility study for a petrochemicals and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Exclusive-Kuwait-CEO-confirms-petchem-plans-in-Kuwait-talks-with-OPaL-in-India_72511.html
July 28, 2015
A tight market may prompt US purified terephthalic acid (PTA) consumers to look at Asia as an alternative for para-xylene (PX), according to IHS Chemical. Discussions have emerged this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Asia-p-xylene-market-emerges-as-likely-candidate-for-alternative-to-US-consumers_72295.html
July 28, 2015
The main aromatics products imported into China dropped hugely in May, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Total import volumes into China for the month amounted to 1.51 million m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinas-aromatics-imports-plummet-in-May-rebound-in-June_72474.html
July 28, 2015
A fire at a facility operated by Qingyang Petrochemical (Qingyang, China) on the morning of 26 July killed three workers and injured four others, local press reports say. Qingyang...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Reports-Fire-at-Qingyang-Petrochemical-plant-kills-three_72468.html
July 28, 2015
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) today announced its preliminary ruling on an antidumping investigation into Chinese imports of methyl methacrylate (MMA) from Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-imposes-provisional-antidumping-measures-on-MMA-from-Japan-Singapore-Thailand_72465.html
July 28, 2015
Solvay says that it has begun production at its new fluoroelastomers plant at Changshu, China. The plant will meet booming demand for its specialty polymers from Asia’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Solvay-starts-up-fluoroelastomers-plant-at-Changshu_72464.html
July 27, 2015
Jiaxing Petrochemical (Jiaxing City, China) says it has licensed Invista’s P8 process technology for a second purified terephthalic acid (PTA) line at its facility in Jiaxing City....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Jiaxing-Petrochemical-licenses-Invista-P8-for-second-PTA-line_72430.html
July 27, 2015
Toray Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) has completed the previously announced tender offer to acquire additional shares in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Toray-completes-tender-offer-for-additional-shares-in-former-Woongjin-Chemical_72442.html
July 27, 2015
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) says that it will increase the prices for its entire range of phenolic antioxidants globally by 5%. The increase is effective for all orders...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-increases-prices-for-phenolic-antioxidants_72435.html
July 24, 2015
Reliance Industries (Mumbai) on Friday reported consolidated net profit rising 4.4%, to 62.2 billion Indian rupees ($970.5 million) in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, ended 30 June...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Reliance-reports-rise-in-net-profit-on-lower-sales-ethylene-project-on-track_72419.html
July 24, 2015
The European Commission has approved CVC Capital Partners' (London) acquisition of a majority stake of Royal DSM's fiber intermediates and composite resins business, including DSM...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/European-Commission-clears-CVC-acquisition-of-DSM-polymer-intermediate-assets-in-Europe-and-China_72416.html
July 24, 2015
Arkema's adhesives subsidiary, formerly Bostik, on Thursday announced that it had opened a hot melt pressure-sensitive adhesives manufacturing plant at Bangalore, India. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Arkema-commissions-adhesives-plant-in-India_72410.html
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