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May 2, 2014
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China has imposed antidumping duties on imports of solar-grade polysilicon from the European Union for two years, starting 1 May...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-polysilicon-from-EU_60753.html
May 1, 2014
BioAmber (Montreal) has signed its first take-or-pay contract for biosuccinic acid, the company announced today. The company, under the terms of the agreement, will be the principal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/BioAmber-signs-first-take-or-pay-contract-for-biobased-succinic-acid_60727.html
May 1, 2014
Fluor has received the project management consultancy order for a grassroots refinery and petrochemical complex in Malaysia. Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) and several partners is building...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Fluor-secures-management-consultancy-contract-for-Rapid-project-in-Malaysia_60720.html
April 30, 2014
The chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) reports a 6% fall in net profits for the first quarter of 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to 2.48 billion baht ($77...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Siam-Cements-chemicals-business-reports-fall-in-first-quarter-profits_60689.html
April 30, 2014
The Chinese government says that the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) will impose temporary antidumping measures on imports of tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) from India, starting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-imposes-provisional-antidumping-measures-on-TBHQ-from-India_60682.html
April 30, 2014
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reports a net profit of ¥10.2 billion ($99.8 million) for the fiscal year ended 31 March compared with a net loss of ¥37.9 billion in the previous fiscal year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-swings-to-profit_60680.html
April 29, 2014
On 28 April, Infineum (Abingdon, UK), one of the world leaders in the formulation, manufacture, and marketing of petroleum additives for fuels and lubricants, broke ground on a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Infineum-builds-blending-plant-in-China_60655.html
April 29, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical says that it will expand production capacity for lithium-ion (Li-ion) secondary battery separators at its Ohe production complex at Niihama, Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-expands-Li-ion-battery-separator-production-capacity-in-Japan_60590.html
April 29, 2014
Wolfgruber: Aiming to increase our presence in Asia. Altana (Wesel, Germany) says that the company is significantly expanding its presence in China. Altana’s Actega coating and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Altana-opens-China-research-facility-for-coatings-sealants-will-build-additives-plant-expand-capacity-for-wire-enamels_60651.html
April 29, 2014
Sinopec’s chemicals segment reports an operating loss of 1.34 billion renminbi ($215 million) in the first quarter of 2014, compared with an operating profit of Rmb164 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Sinopecs-chemicals-segment-swings-to-loss-in-first-quarter_60648.html
April 28, 2014
Ube Industries has revised its net profits and sales forecasts for the full fiscal year, ended 31 March. Ube expects to record net profits of ¥12.6 billion ($123.2 million) for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-upgrades-net-profits-sales-projections_60624.html
April 26, 2014
Solvay said today that it has an option to reserve adiponitrile (ADN) capacity from a plant planned by Invista in China. The announcement follows an agreement that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Solvay-to-offtake-adiponitrile-from-Invistas-plant-in-China_60603.html
April 25, 2014
PetroChina’s refining and chemicals business reports an operating loss of 2.21 billion renminbi ($354 million) in the first quarter of 2014 compared with an operating loss of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/PetroChinas-chemicals-business-loss-widens_60596.html
April 25, 2014
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, reports a 65.3% fall in operating profits for the first quarter of 2014 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-reports-huge-fall-in-operating-profits_60595.html
April 25, 2014
Kuraray reports a 2.05% rise in net profits for its fiscal year ended 31 March 2014 compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥29.4 billion ($287 million). Full-year sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_60594.html
April 25, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have agreed to extend their agreement for a comprehensive R&D alliance in the field of advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-University-of-California-extend-R-and-D-alliance_60592.html
April 25, 2014
Dow Chemical says that it has launched Pack Studios Shanghai at the Shanghai Dow Center in China, enabling collaborative innovation that will accelerate the development of packaging...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Dow-launches-innovation-center-for-packaging-solutions-at-Shanghai_60591.html
April 24, 2014
Celanese says that it will expand its compounding capabilities at its Nanjing, China, integrated chemical complex to include its Fortron polyphenylene sulfide (PPS). The PPS...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Celanese-adds-PPS-compounding-capability-at-Nanjing-site_60511.html
April 24, 2014
Nippon Shokubai has announced a new long-term business plan through 2020, along with a shorter term action plan covering the next three years. The company has reconfirmed safety as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-sets-targets-under-new-business-plan_60536.html
April 24, 2014
Canada has signed a $40-million contract to supply potash to Bangladesh via Canpotex (Saskatoon, SK), according to Canada's ministry of foreign affairs, trade, and development. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Canpotex-signs-major-potash-export-contract-with-Bangladesh_60521.html
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