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October 7, 2015
Hyundai Paint (Incheon, South Korea) says it will spend 13.6 billion South Korean won ($11.5 million) to build a new paints factory at its Incheon site in South Korea. The plant is...
October 7, 2015
Sabic and SK Global Chemical on Wednesday inaugurated an industrial plant at Ulsan, South Korea, to manufacture a range of polyethylene (PE) products using the Nexlene technology...
October 6, 2015
Flavour and fragrance company Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland) says that it has today officially opened its previously announced new fragrance creative center and production hub in...
October 5, 2015
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC; New Delhi) announced on 2 October that India will reduce its carbon emission intensity of its GDP by 33–35% by...
October 2, 2015
The startup and stabilization of Reliance’s new purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Dahej, India, is reshaping supply balances for Asia markets outside of China, according...
October 2, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC; Tokyo) says that it will dissolve its wholly owned subsidiary, Japan Circuit Industrial Co. (JCI; Toyota, Japan) at the end of March 2016, due to poor...
October 1, 2015
Evonik Industries said on Thursday that it plans to build an additional world-scale methionine plant in Singapore. The plant will produce the amino acid DL-methionine and be fully...
October 1, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan says it will stop in-house production of polycarbonate (PC) resin, sold under the Tarflon brand. The company will close its PC production facility at its Chiba site at...
October 1, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries on Thursday announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of SJS Plastiblends (Aurangabad, India), a manufacturer...
October 1, 2015
Kuraray on Thursday announced that it will expand production facilities at its plant at Saijo, Japan, for optical-use Poval film, which serves as a base film for polarized film, an...
October 1, 2015
BASF, on 30 September, opened its Coatings Technical Competence Center Asean at Bangkok. The center, which is located at the BASF site in Bangpoo, aims to serve the automotive industry...
September 30, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals says that its wholly owned subsidiary, Mitsui Chemicals China (Shanghai), will open a branch at Beijing, which will become operational on 1 October. Until now...
September 30, 2015
Jurong Aromatics is in receivership after debt-restructuring talks stalled. The news was revealed in a filing with Singapore's Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority on Monday...
September 29, 2015
The volume of benzene imports into China have dropped massively in the last couple of months, with August's import volumes the lowest this year, data obtained by IHS Chemical...
September 29, 2015
Styrene imports into China rebounded during July and August, IHS Chemical data show. Total August import volumes amounted to 306,014 m.t., a marginal increase over July. However...
September 29, 2015
Clariant says that it has today entered into an agreement to acquire a part of the personal care portfolio of Vivimed Labs (Hyderabad, India), subject to necessary regulatory and other...
September 29, 2015
Air Liquide says that it will invest more than €100 million ($112.4 million) to supply ultra-pure carrier gases to customers’ semiconductor fabs in Asia, that manufacture...
September 28, 2015
Specialty chemicals distributor Barentz International (Hoofddorp, Netherlands) says it has acquired New Skyport (Shanghai), a leading distributor of specialty ingredients in China...
September 28, 2015
Teijin on onday announced that Thomas Connelly, executive director and CEO of the American Chemical Society (Washington), will become a member of Teijin's advisory board, effective 1...
September 28, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that it will build a  production line for manufacturing its Hipore brand lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery separator at the company’s production complex at...
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