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October 24, 2014
AkzoNobel says it has started operations at its previously announced new vehicle refinishes plant at Changzhou, China. Plans to build the plant were announced in 2011. The plant adds...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/AkzoNobel-opens-vehicle-refinishes-plant-in-China_64777.html
October 24, 2014
Para-xylene (p-xylene) spot prices have come off significantly in Europe this month as p-xylene spot prices have dropped in Asia on the back of a significant fall in energy markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/P-xylene-prices-fall-in-Europe-on-the-back-of-softer-Asian-prices-weaker-energy-markets_64788.html
October 23, 2014
Japan’s chemical exports rose 3.9%, to ¥633.3 billion in September compared with the same month one year ago, according to data released by the Ministry of Finance (Tokyo)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-chemical-exports-up-3-9-percent-in-September_64702.html
October 23, 2014
Asian Paints (Mumbai) said on Wednesday that its wholly owned subsidiary Berger International (Singapore) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 51% stake in the Ethiopian firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Asian-Paints-signs-agreement-to-acquire-Ethiopian-firm-plans-to-invest-in-Indonesia_64697.html
October 22, 2014
BASF's business in India (Mumbai) reports sales of 12.1 billion Indian rupees ($197.3 million) in the quarter ended 30 September compared with Rs10.6 billion in the year-earlier...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/BASF-profits-in-India-hit-by-precommissioning-costs-adverse-weather_64661.html
October 22, 2014
Teijin says that its Teijin DuPont Films polyester films joint venture with DuPont has developed a polyethylene naphthalate film, Teonex QF, approved for flame retardance. Applications...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-DuPont-Films-develops-flame-retardant-polyester-film_64659.html
October 22, 2014
Polymer resins producer Nuplex Industries (Auckland, New Zealand) today announced that it has agreed to sell its agency and distribution business and plastic additives business to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Nuplex-to-sell-agency-and-distribution-masterbatch-businesses-to-Axieo-for-$113-million_64657.html
October 22, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, says that Cepsa Chemical Shanghai will use UOP's phenol process to produce phenol and by-product acetone — key building blocks for polycarbonate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/UOP-technology-selected-for-Cepsa-phenol-project-at-Shanghai_64672.html
October 22, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September. Mitsubishi expects to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-upgrades-earnings-projections_64664.html
October 21, 2014
CB&I says that it has been awarded a contract by Shandong Sincier Petrochemical for the license and engineering design of a gasification unit to be built near Dongying in Shandong...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinese-firm-selects-CB-and-I-gasification-technology_64512.html
October 21, 2014
OCI (Seoul) said today that it is to sell its entire stake in the OCI-SNF (Seoul) joint venture for 95.7 billion South Korean won ($89.9 million). OCI-SNF produces and markets water...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/OCI-to-sell-stake-in-water-treatment-chemicals-producer-OCI-SNF_64520.html
October 21, 2014
BASF says that it has agreed to sell its global textile chemicals business to Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), a supplier of specialty chemicals to the textile, paper, and emulsions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/BASF-to-sell-global-textile-chemicals-business-to-Archroma_64543.html
October 21, 2014
Dhunseri Petrochem & Tea (Kolkata, India) informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) on 16 October that it has resumed production at the company’s polyethylene terephthalate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Dhunseri-Petrochem-restarts-PET-plant-at-Haldia_64571.html
October 21, 2014
PPG and Henan Billions Chemical (Jiaozuo, China) have opened a titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing and research facility. The 366,000-sq meter facility is scheduled to begin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/PPG-Henan-Billions-Chemical-open-TiO2-manufacturing-plant-in-China_64643.html
October 21, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) tells CW that the company’s aromatics complex number two, located at Map Ta Phut, has restarted operations after temporarily shutting own for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/PTT-Global-Chemical-restarts-aromatics-complex-after-repairs_64644.html
October 21, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical announced today that it has revised its consolidated financial forecast for the half-year, ending 30 September, compared with what it had announced on 12 May. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-upgrades-forecast_64635.html
October 21, 2014
BASF says that its subsidiary inge (Greifenberg, Germany), a supplier of ultrafiltration (UF) membranes, has secured the biggest project in the company’s history and will supply...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/BASFs-ultrafiltration-business-secures-major-contract-in-India_64634.html
October 21, 2014
Arkema says that it has finalized the creation of Sunke, the previously announced joint venture with Jurong Chemical (Yancheng, China), the leading acrylic acid manufacturer in China...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Arkema-finalizes-creation-of-acrylic-acid-JV-with-Jurong-Chemical-in-China_64637.html
October 20, 2014
The US Department of Commerce on 15 October released its proposed final resolution regarding antidumping duties and countervailing duties on Chinese refrigerant gases imported into the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Commerce-Department-proposes-final-antidumping-duties-on-Chinese-refrigerant-gases_64608.html
October 20, 2014
LG Chem (Seoul) today reported a major drop in third-quarter earnings. Net profit plunged 34.2%, to 231.9 billion South Korean won ($218.8 million), the company says in a filing to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chems-third-quarter-earnings-tumble_64598.html
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