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September 11, 2014
Lanxess says it is adding a mixing and milling plant to the new iron oxide red pigments plant already under construction at Ningbo, China. Construction on the 25,000-m.t./year iron...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Lanxess-expands-plant-for-inorganic-pigments-at-Ningbo_63719.html
September 11, 2014
Vung Ro Petroleum (VRP; Tuy Hoa, Vietnam) has broken ground on a previously announced refinery and petrochemical complex, and seaport development, at Hoa Tam industrial zone in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Reports-Vietnam-firm-breaks-ground-on-$4-billion-refinery-petrochemical-complex_63724.html
September 11, 2014
Ube Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary, Ube Fine Chemicals Asia (Bangkok), will build a new production facility for polycarbonate diol at its manufacturing site in Rayong...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Ube-to-build-polycarbonate-diol-plant-in-Thailand_63717.html
September 10, 2014
Aditya Birla Chemicals (Mumbai), a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group (Mumbai), says that its board of directors has approved plans to acquire the chlor-alkali division of Jayshree...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Aditya-Birla-Chemicals-to-acquire-chlor-alkali-division-of-Jayshree-Chemicals-for-$35-million_63694.html
September 10, 2014
Nippon Shokubai plans to invest a total of about ¥80 billion ($752 million) to expand the company’s superabsorbent polymers (SAP) production capacity globally from 560,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-plans-major-SAP-production-capacity-expansion_63693.html
September 9, 2014
China has allowed antidumping duties on styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) originating from Russia, Japan, and South Korea, to expire, according to a statement from the Ministry of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-allows-expiry-of-antidumping-duties-on-SBR-from-Russia-Japan-Korea_63676.html
September 9, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience, a Bayer group company, says it plans to increase thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) production capacity at Cuddalore in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, to meet the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Bayer-expands-TPU-production-capacity-at-Cuddalore-India_63670.html
September 8, 2014
BASF has started up its second production line for hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)–based polyisocyanates at its Caojing site near Shanghai, the company said on Friday. BASF has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/BASF-starts-up-new-polyisocyanates-production-facility-in-China_63654.html
September 4, 2014
At a meeting held on 3 September, the board of directors of Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Al Jubail) approved the company’s equity investment in a previously announced propane...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Advanced-Petrochemical-approves-PDH-investment-in-South-Korea_63636.html
September 4, 2014
Evonik Industries says it will expand specialty silica production capacity at Ako, Japan, through its DSL Japan joint venture with Shionogi & Co. (Osaka). Evonik holds a 51% stake...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Evonik-JV-to-expand-specialty-silica-capacity-in-Japan_63620.html
September 4, 2014
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) and Birla Carbon (Mumbai) have extended their exclusive distribution agreement for the sale of Birla Carbon’s specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/IMCD-and-Birla-Carbon-extend-distribution-deal-in-Europe_63619.html
September 4, 2014
Technip says Air Products has awarded it a contract to provide project management as well as engineering, procurement, and construction management services for a previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Air-Products-awards-Technip-contract-for-industrial-gas-complex-at-Kochi_63617.html
September 3, 2014
Invista Technologies (St. Gallen, Switzerland) says it has licensed Invista’s R²R technology to Ariha Chemicals (Mumbai). Ariha plans to build the first standalone facility based on R²R, a technology for recovering byproducts from the waste stream of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Invista-licenses-R2R-technology-to-Ariha-for-new-standalone-facility_63596.html
September 3, 2014
BASF says it has opened its previously announced, regional R&D center for electronic materials in the Sungkyunkwan University at Suwon, South Korea. The new facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/BASF-opens-electronic-materials-R-and-D-center-in-South-Korea_63589.html
September 2, 2014
Asahi Glass said on Wednesday that it will invest approximately ¥16 billion ($152.1 million) to build a float glass furnace in Indonesia. The facility will be set up by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Asahi-Glass-invests-in-new-glass-facility-in-Indonesia_63588.html
September 2, 2014
A. Schulman says that it has acquired Compco, located near Melbourne, for $6.7 million in cash. Compco manufactures of a variety of plastic compounds and products, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/A-Schulman-acquires-Australian-plastic-compounds-manufacturer_63562.html
September 2, 2014
Brenntag says it has signed an agreement to acquire the specialties chemicals distribution business of Pioma Chemicals (Mumbai), a leading distributor of specialty excipients and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Brenntag-acquires-specialty-chemicals-distribution-business-in-India_63555.html
September 2, 2014
Catalent (Somerset, NJ), a provider of advanced delivery technologies, and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, is collaborating with privately held...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Catalent-and-Australian-firm-collaborate-to-develop-ADC-for-cancer-therapy_63552.html
September 1, 2014
Samsung Engineering (Seoul), the largest engineering company in South Korea, says that it will merge with Samsung Heavy Industries (Seoul), the world’s market leader in drillship...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Samsung-Engineering-to-merge-with-Samsung-Heavy-Industries_63544.html
August 29, 2014
Global methanol demand is expected to increase from 60.7 million m.t. in 2013 to more than 109 million m.t. in 2023, with an average annual growth rate of 6%, according to research...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/IHS-Global-methanol-demand-to-rise-80-percent-by-2023-China-to-drive-demand_63525.html
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