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September 21, 2015
The Indian government is planning to change its policy on petroleum, chemicals, and petrochemical investment regions (PCPIRs), and the revised policy is expected to be formulated over...
September 18, 2015
Former Sinopec president Wang Tianpu has been expelled from China's Communist Party and handed over to prosecutors after an investigation found evidence of corruption. In April, Wang...
September 18, 2015
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that China plans to cap the use of fertilizers and pesticides by 2020 because of the damage done to the country’s...
September 18, 2015
An ammonia leak at a chemical plant at Pingdingshan, Henan Province, China, poisoned 20 residents in a nearby village on Friday morning, China’s official Xinhua press agency...
September 18, 2015
Indonesia’s state-owned energy group Pertamina (Jakarta) says the residual fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) being built in the TTPI refinery at Cilacap is in commissioning and will...
September 18, 2015
Brenntag says it has signed an agreement to acquire TAT Group (Singapore), a distributor of industrial chemicals. The company’s facilities in Singapore cover supply chain...
September 24, 2015
Daelim Industrial (Seoul) and Daewoo Engineering & Construction (Seoul) on Friday said that on 17 September they signed firm contracts with S-Oil (Seoul), a Saudi Aramco...
September 18, 2015
Avery Dennison has expanded its Kunshan, China performance tapes manufacturing facility with a new coater to meet increased demand for industrial tapes and adhesives in the country...
September 18, 2015
The government of the Australian state of Queensland, on 15 September, introduced legislation into state parliament that will require fuel sellers to meet targets for the sale of...
September 16, 2015
Chlor-alkali company Mabuhay Vinyl Corp. (MVC; Makati City, Philippines) has informed the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) that Tosoh, on 14 September, acquired a total of 317,779,029...
September 16, 2015
The US FDA issued a warning letter on 2 September to the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility of Pan Drugs—located in the GIDC Nandesari Industrial...
September 16, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo) says that it will expand production capacity for ZeonorFilm, Zeon’s retardation film for LCD televisions, at the company’s optical film plant at Himi, Japan. A...
September 16, 2015
Shell Chemicals on Wednesday commissioned a 140,000-m.t./year high-purity ethylene oxide (HPEO) and 140,000-m.t./year ethoxylates facilities in Singapore. The projects more than...
September 15, 2015
Formosa Asahi Spandex (Taipei), an equally owned joint venture between Asahi Kasei and Formosa Plastics, plans to build a new spandex fiber manufacturing line at its complex at...
September 15, 2015
Deshbadhu Group (Dhaka) plans to build Bangladesh’s first polyester fiber plant. The company has signed a partnership agreement with Chemtex to build the facility at a cost of...
September 15, 2015
South Korea's para-xylene (p-xylene) exports in August 2015 totaled 478,111 m.t. compared with 431,806 m.t. in August 2014. In August 2015, South Korea’s p-xylene exports to...
September 15, 2015
Ube Industries says that it will expand its production capacity for lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery separators by rebuilding existing facilities at its production complex at Ube, Japan...
September 15, 2015
Clariant on Tuesday announced that it will build production capacity for its Tonsil bleaching earths for edible oil purification at the company’s existing production sites in...
September 15, 2015
Wacker on Tuesday opened a logistics center at Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu Province, China. The facility is located within Wacker’s production site there and will be used as a...
September 14, 2015
. Solvay, the leading global producer of sodium bicarbonate (bicarb), is on Wednesday inaugurating its first such plant in Southeast Asia. The 100,000 m.t./year facility at Map Ta Phut...
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