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June 15, 2015
Indian Oil Corp. (New Delhi) is in discussions to acquire the linear alkylbenzene (LAB) production plant of Tamil Nadu Petro Products (Chennai, India), local press reports say. The LAB...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Reports-Indian-Oil-to-buy-linear-alkyl-benzene-plant_71298.html
June 15, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has begun the process to restart its No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeocheon, South Korea, after the plant was shut on 14 May for regular maintenance, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Yeochun-NCC-restarting-No-1-cracker-butadiene-unit-online_71291.html
June 15, 2015
South Korea’s May exports of para-xylene (p-xylene), benzene, and mixed xylenes were down from April, but styrene and toluene exports increased, customs data show. South Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Korea-exports-less-p-xylene-benzene-mixed-xylenes-in-May_71287.html
June 15, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC; Tokyo), Japan’s only producer of methylamines, will replace its manufacturing unit, based at Niigata, Japan, with a smaller-capacity facility to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-reducing-methylamines-capacity-in-Japan-building-new-plant_71286.html
June 15, 2015
Mineral exploration company Wildhorse Energy (Perth, Australia) says that it has completed the acquisition of Australia Salt Lake Potash Ltd. (ASLP). ASLP owns two large, salt lake...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Wildhorse-Energy-acquires-sulfate-of-potash-brine-projects-in-Western-Australia_71314.html
June 12, 2015
Reliance Industries (RIL, Mumbai) expects to start up its new 1.15 million m.t./year purified terephthalic acid  (PTA) plant at Dahej by October, says Mukesh Ambani, chairman and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Reliance-plans-to-start-up-Dahej-PTA-plant-by-October_71226.html
June 12, 2015
Agricultural chemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says that it has appointed Valdemar Fischer as the group executive/product and commercial strategy, effective 1 August. Fischer is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Nufarm-appoints-heads-of-product-and-commercial-strategy-and-Nuseed_71223.html
June 11, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on vitamin E imports from China for five years, effective 10 June, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. Duties of $1.77/kilogram have been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/India-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-vitamin-E-from-China-for-5-years_71161.html
June 11, 2015
Solvay says that it has started production at its two new, large-scale, on-pipe alkoxylation facilities at Moerdijk, Netherlands; and Singapore. Both facilities produce alkoxylates...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Solvay-begins-alkoxylation-production-at-two-plants-in-the-Netherlands-and-Singapore_71155.html
June 11, 2015
Madras Fertilizers Ltd. (MFL, Manali, India), Mangalore Chemical and Fertilizers Ltd. (MCFL, Mangalore, India), and Southern Petrochemicals Industries Corp. (SPIC, Tuticorin, India)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/India-allows-three-local-producers-to-continue-making-urea-from-naphtha_71154.html
June 11, 2015
Air Products says that it has been awarded a major contract to supply industrial bulk gases and bulk specialty gas supply system for a new semiconductor fab at Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Air-Products-to-build-multiple-production-plants-to-supply-gases-to-semiconductor-fab-in-South-Korea_71153.html
June 11, 2015
Ashland says that it has formally designated its office at Shanghai, China as the regional headquarters for the Asia/Pacific region. The designation recognizes the role that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Ashland-designates-Shanghai-office-as-AsiaPacific-regional-headquarters_71171.html
June 11, 2015
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (Akron, OH) says that it has reached a supply agreement with Yihai Food and Oil Industry in China for silica derived from rice husk ash. Goodyear...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Goodyear-reaches-supply-agreements-for-rice-husk-ash-silica_71145.html
June 10, 2015
Global carbon emissions from energy use are estimated to have risen by just 0.5% in 2014 compared with an average annual growth rate of 2.0% over the past 10 years, said Spencer Dale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/BP-statistical-review-of-world-energy-Global-carbon-dioxide-emissions-slow-large-contribution-from-China_71146.html
June 10, 2015
Westlake Chemical (Houston) has acquired Ineos ChlorVinyls Holdings’ 35.7% interest in Suzhou Huasu Plastics Co. (SHPC), a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin and fabrication joint venture located near Shanghai. Westlake says the move increases its share of Huasu to 95%....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Westlake-increases-share-of-China-PVC-JV-to-95-percent_70893.html
June 10, 2015
OCI (Seoul) says that it will sell its 49.1% stake in OCI Materials, a subsidiary that manufactures specialty gas used for manufacturing semiconductors and liquid-crystal-display, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/OCI-to-sell-specialty-gas-stake_70863.html
June 10, 2015
Styrene spot prices have spiked in Asia since the beginning of this week on short-covering activity for June-delivery cargoes because benzene feedstock prices and crude oil futures...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Asia-styrene-prices-spike-on-short-covering-activity-and-firmer-feedstock-costs_71138.html
June 10, 2015
Clariant on Wednesday opened a consumer-care competence center under its industrial and consumer specialties business unit. The center is located at The Synergy in Singapore. It will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Clariant-opens-consumer-care-center-in-Singapore_71135.html
June 10, 2015
Bayer CropScience has succeeded in enforcing its patent in China for crop protection products containing the active ingredient spirotetramat, the company said on Wednesday. Local...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Bayer-CropScience-wins-patent-lawsuit-in-China_71134.html
June 10, 2015
Bayer says that it has definitively agreed to sell its diabetes care business to Panasonic Healthcare Holdings (Tokyo), a company which is backed by funds sponsored by global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Panasonic-Healthcare-to-acquire-Bayers-diabetes-care-business-for-&euro1-02-billion_71133.html
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