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June 23, 2014
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says that its previously announced new specialty esters plant at Nanjing, China, is now mechanically complete. After 15 months of construction, the new plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Oxea-completes-specialty-esters-plant-at-Nanjing_61961.html
June 23, 2014
cAkzoNobel says it will invest more than €6.5 million ($8.8 million) in its research center at Songjiang, China, near Shanghai, to add a dedicated facility for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/AkzoNobel-to-establish-performance-coatings-technology-center-in-China_61960.html
June 20, 2014
The recent overwhelming victory by Narendra Modi and his BJP party has fuelled a massive rise in optimism in India and reawakened interest in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Indias-plastics-demand-to-double-PlastIndia-tells-London-seminar_61948.html
June 20, 2014
Bayer CropScience, a subgroup of Bayer, recently opened a new SeedGrowth center at Can Tho, Vietnam. The facility will provide customers with integrated seed-treatment solutions to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Bayer-CropScience-opens-center-for-seed-treatment-solutions-in-Vietnam_61944.html
June 19, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says that it has developed AZP, a new optical polymer featuring zero birefringence. Birefringence, also known as double...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-develops-new-polymer-for-optical-applications-to-build-production-facility-in-Japan_61926.html
June 18, 2014
FDA issued separate warning letters earlier this month to the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facilities of Tianjin Zhongan Pharmaceutical (Tianjin, China) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/FDA-issues-warning-letters-to-API-plants-in-China-and-India_61903.html
June 18, 2014
Reliance Industries (Mumbai) today appointed Nita Ambani, wife of chairman Mukesh Ambani, to the board of directors. She becomes the first woman to be appointed to the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Reliance-Industries-appoints-chairmans-wife-to-board-of-directors_61902.html
June 18, 2014
Indian Oil (IOC; New Delhi) and BP have abandoned plans for an acetic acid joint venture in India, citing high capital costs. The proposed 50-50 jv would have built a 1-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/BP-Indian-Oil-cancel-plans-for-acetic-acid-JV_61899.html
June 18, 2014
Merck Millipore, the life sciences tools division of Merck KGaA, today opened a new process solutions formulation laboratory in India, its first outside Europe. The lab, which is part...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Merck-Millipore-inaugurates-formulation-lab-catering-for-large-pharma-industry-in-India_61898.html
June 18, 2014
Reliance Industries (Mumbai), in its annual general meeting on 18 June, announced that it has commissioned its previously announced, 40,000-m.t./year polybutadiene rubber (PBR) plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Reliance-starts-up-PBR-plant-at-Hazira_61892.html
June 18, 2014
BP and the China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC; Beijing) have announced they have signed a heads of agreement to supply up to 1.5 million m.t./year of liquefied natural gas (LNG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/BP-signs-20-year-deal-to-supply-LNG-to-China_61890.html
June 17, 2014
Axalta, the former automotive coatings business of DuPont, has named Luke Lu v.p. and president/China, a newly created post. Lu will report to Axalta chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Axalta-names-China-president_61869.html
June 17, 2014
The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI; Kuala Lumpur) said on Monday that it has initiated antidumping investigation concerning imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Malaysia-starts-antidumping-investigation-on-PET-from-China-Indonesia-and-South-Korea_61866.html
June 16, 2014
LG Chem said on Sunday that it is in the final stage of selecting a strategic partner to set up a new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery joint venture manufacturing plant in China. The news...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/LG-Chem-to-form-Li-ion-battery-production-JV-in-China_61823.html
June 16, 2014
Manufacturing of concrete admixtures in the newly opened Jhagadia plant. Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it today opened a new manufacturing facility at Jhagadia, Gujarat State, India...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Sika-opens-manufacturing-facility-and-R-and-D-center-in-India_61836.html
June 16, 2014
Gail India will cut its equity stake in ONGC Petro-additions’ (Opal, Vadodara) world-scale petrochemical project at Dahej, India, from 19.0% to 11.6 %, since the project faces...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Gails-stake-in-Opal-drops-since-project-faces-cost-overruns-and-delays_61827.html
June 13, 2014
China's mining authorities have increased the production quota of rare earth metals for 2014 to 105,000 m.t., about 12% higher than 2013's quota, reports say. The prior quota of 93,800...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Report-China-raises-rare-earth-production-quotas_61818.html
June 13, 2014
Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG; Kuala Lumpur) has completed divesting its entire 93.11% interest in Phu My Plastics and Chemical (PMPC; Vung Tau, Vietnam) to Asahi Glass and Mitsubishi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Petronas-completes-sale-of-Vietnam-PVC-unit-to-Asahi-Glass-Mitsubishi-Corp-_61803.html
June 12, 2014
The Chinese government says that China is now the world's second-largest carbon trading market following the European Union (EU). According to data released by the National Development...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-becomes-worlds-second-largest-carbon-trading-market_61710.html
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