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February 2, 2015
H.B. Fuller says that it has finalized the previously announced acquisition of Tonsan Adhesive (Beijing), the largest independent engineering adhesives provider in China. Fuller has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/H-B-Fuller-completes-acquisition-of-Chinese-firm-Tonsan-Adhesive_67413.html
February 2, 2015
Sabic says that it has partnered with the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (Cipet; Chennai, India), under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Sabic-partners-with-Cipet-to-develop-skills-in-processing-plastics-in-India_67403.html
February 2, 2015
Mitsubishi Rayon says that the name of its wholly owned subsidiary MRC Europe (Düsseldorf) changed to Mitsubishi Rayon Europe in January. The subsidiary, which was established in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayon-changes-name-of-Germany-based-subsidiary_67404.html
February 2, 2015
Kuraray says that it has completed the previously announced sale of the European polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film business formerly owned by DuPont, including the production facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-completes-sale-of-former-DuPont-European-PVB-film-business-to-Luxembourg-based-firm_67397.html
February 2, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) and Kurita Water Industries (Tokyo), Japan's leading water treatment company, say that Kurita has completed the previously announced acquisition...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kurita-completes-acquisition-of-ICLs-aluminum-paper-chemicals-and-water-treatment-businesses_67393.html
February 1, 2015
The FTC on Friday cleared Sun Pharmaceutical’s $4 billion proposed acquisition of Ranbaxy Laboratories on condition that the companies divest Ranbaxy’s interests in generic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/FTC-clears-Sun-Pharmas-acquisition-of-Ranbaxy-on-condition-that-they-divest-a-business_67385.html
January 30, 2015
Gail India (New Delhi) says that its liquid petroleum gas (LPG) recovery plant at Lakwa, in the state of Assam, India, will be converted to supply feedstock for the petrochemical unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Gail-to-convert-LPG-recovery-unit-to-supply-feedstock-to-BCPL-petrochemical-plant_67359.html
January 30, 2015
S-Oil, South Korea's major oil refiner and producer of para-xylene (p-xylene) majority owned by Saudi Aramco, today reported a bigger net loss in the fourth quarter on the back of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oils-losses-widen-on-steep-fall-in-oil-prices_67357.html
January 30, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical reports a 92% rise in net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥47.2 billion ($401.3 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_67354.html
January 30, 2015
Arkema says that its previously announced thiochemicals platform at Kerteh, Malaysia, came onstream at the beginning of 2015. The thiochemicals site produces methyl mercaptan for use...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Arkema-starts-up-thiochemicals-plant-in-Malaysia_67350.html
January 30, 2015
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reports a net loss of ¥78.9 billion ($672.3 million) in the fiscal first nine months ended 31 December 2014 compared with a net profit of ¥7.49 billion in that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-reports-huge-loss_67347.html
January 30, 2015
Japan's exports of major aromatics products mostly fell in 2014, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (Tokyo). Exports of para-xylene (p-xylene) were 2.40...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-exports-of-p-xylene-benzene-declined-in-2014-toluene-mixed-xylene-exports-up_67345.html
January 30, 2015
Zhejiang Shaoxing Sanjin Petrochemical has commissioned a 450,000-m.t./year propylene plant based on UOP’s C3 Oleflex process for propane dehydrogenation (PDH). The plant, located in Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, is the second operational plant in China to employ the process, says UOP....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinese-firm-commissions-450000-m-t-year-UOP-process-propylene-plant_67336.html
January 29, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports an 8.1% rise in net profits for the nine months ended 31 December 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥100.0 billion ($844.3 million). Nine-month...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rises-in-profits-and-sales_67304.html
January 29, 2015
India will implement antidumping duties on acetone imported from Taiwan and Saudi Arabia, the Directorate General of Antidumping and Allied Duties (New Delhi) says. The Taiwanese...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/India-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-acetone-from-Taiwan-and-Saudi-Arabia_67290.html
January 29, 2015
(L-R) Jeff Knight, senior v.p. of BASF dispersions & pigments, Asia/Pacific; Markus Kramer, president of BASF dispersions & pigments; Mohd Shukri Mohd Masbah, general manager...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/BASF-starts-up-polymer-dispersions-plant-in-Malaysia_67301.html
January 29, 2015
Styrene cargoes have been offered from overseas into Asia at more competitive prices than cargoes of Asian product, although concerns over transit time, forward pricing risk, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Offers-from-Europe-US-weigh-on-Asias-styrene-markets_67293.html
January 28, 2015
China is expected to finalize and release the key design aspects of its much-awaited national carbon trading market during the course of 2015, with possible implementation as early as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/IHS-Energy-China-releases-basic-framework-for-national-carbon-trading_67273.html
January 28, 2015
Pertamina (Jakarta) does not plan to carry out a maintenance program for its aromatics plant at Cilacap, Indonesia in 2015, a source close to the company said today. The plant's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Pertamina-plans-to-operate-aromatics-plant-throughout-2015_67259.html
January 28, 2015
SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), reports a 58% increase in net profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the year-ago quarter, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Siam-Cements-chemicals-business-reports-rise-in-profits_67266.html
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