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March 16, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals says that the wholly owned Mitsui Chemicals Functional Composites Shanghai subsidiary has started production at it previously announced, new plants in the Jinshan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Mitsui-Chemicals-starts-up-plants-for-functional-polymeric-materials-at-Shanghai_68584.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea’s mixed xylene exports in February rose 48% from January to 19,665 m.t. but fell 11% from 22,224 m.t. year-on-year, Korea Customs Service data show. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Koreas-February-mixed-xylene-exports-jump-versus-January_68579.html
March 16, 2015
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a worldwide leader in carboxylated styrene butadiene latex for carpet, paper, and specialty applications, says that it is expanding its plant at Kluang...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Synthomer-expands-styrene-butadiene-latex-production-in-Malaysia_68583.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports in February totaled 210,022 m.t., a 7% fall from January but a spike of 58% year-on-year (YOY), data from the Korea Customs Service show. China was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/South-Koreas-February-benzene-exports-fell-from-January-spiked-YOY_68571.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea exported 383,978 m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene) in February, a 25% fall from January’s total but they almost doubled from 195,988 m.t. year-on-year (YOY), data from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Koreas-p-xylene-exports-in-February-fall-from-January-but-soar-YOY_68572.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea’s overall February exports of toluene were 46,161 m.t., down 3.6% from 47,897 m.t. in January and a 58.2% plunge from 110,505 m.t. year-on-year, Korea Customs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Koreas-February-toluene-exports-fall_68574.html
March 13, 2015
Spot styrene prices in Asia registered a sharp weekly fall amid market concerns about an influx of deepsea cargoes and falling Brent crude contracts, which sank below $57/barrel in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Styrene-prices-fell-sharply-in-Asia-this-week-other-aromatics-down_68551.html
March 12, 2015
Clariant says that it has opened a new manufacturing facility, which was acquired through its acquisition of health-care packaging company VitaPac (Hong Kong) last year. The Dongguan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Clariant-opens-packaging-facility-in-China_68547.html
March 12, 2015
The city government of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, wants domestic petrochemical companies with pipelines running under the city to move their headquarters to the city, local news reports said...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Reports-Kaohsiung-wants-petrochemical-firms-to-move-headquarters-to-city_68463.html
March 12, 2015
Nihon Nohyaku (Tokyo) said today that it has completed the acquisition of Hyderabad Chemical Ltd. (Hyderabad, India). Nihon Nohyaku, a producer of agricultural chemicals, wood...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Nihon-Nohyaku-completes-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-Indian-firm_68467.html
March 12, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical said today that it plans to strengthen its silicones business through expansion of capacity in Thailand and the establishment of a new technical center in the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Shin-Etsu-to-expand-silicones-production-in-Thailand-build-technical-center-in-the-US_68465.html
March 11, 2015
Celanese has raised its acetic acid prices in China, effective 10 March—its second hike this month—citing a “rapid increase and continued volatility in global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Celanese-hikes-acetic-acid-prices-in-China-for-second-time-in-March_68426.html
March 11, 2015
Evonik Industries says it intends to strengthen its global catalysts business and to this end today signed an agreement with Monarch Catalyst Pvt. (Dombivli, India) to acquire 100% of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Evonik-Industries-to-acquire-Indian-company-Monarch-Catalyst_68436.html
March 11, 2015
FDA issued a warning letter on 27 February to the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility of Novacyl Thailand —located in the Bangpoo Industrial Estate in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/FDA-issues-warning-letter-to-Novacyls-API-plant-in-Thailand_68431.html
March 10, 2015
Ajinomoto (Tokyo) says that Takaaki Nishii will be appointed as the new president and CEO of the company, effective at the end of June. He will succeed Masatoshi Ito, who will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ajinomoto-appoints-new-CEO_68408.html
March 10, 2015
China’s February production price indices (PPIs) for chemicals headed south, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS; Beijing) show. The PPI for chemical raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinas-February-production-price-indices-for-chemicals-contract_68402.html
March 9, 2015
The South Korean government has approved the Hanwha Group’s 1.6-trillion South Korean won ($1.45 billion) acquisition of Samsung General Chemicals subject to certain pricing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korea-approves-Hanwha-Samsung-deal-subject-to-EVA-pricing-conditions_68377.html
March 9, 2015
Chandra Asri (Jakarta) has confirmed that it is carrying out a preliminary study to develop a minirefinery in 2018, which is expected to ease the company’s reliance on naphtha...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Chandra-Asri-plans-back-integration-project-confirms-maintenance-schedule_68381.html
March 9, 2015
China is expected to be the leading export destination for benzene from South Korean for a third month running in March, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. South Korea sent 27,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-to-lead-Koreas-benzene-export-destinations-for-third-straight-month_68380.html
March 9, 2015
Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC, Singapore) is preparing to restart its integrated petrochemical plant at Jurong Island, Singapore, having finished maintenance and modification work...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Jurong-Aromatics-prepares-to-restart-production_68378.html
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