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November 19, 2015
The textile effects division of Huntsman says that it has sued Zhejiang Longsheng Group Co. (Shaoxing, China) and its subsidiaries Zhejiang Keyong Chemical and Shanghai Colva Dyestuff...
November 18, 2015
UOP, a Honeywell company, has announced that Shandong Luqing Petrochemical Co. has started up a new isobutylene production unit in China. The facility, located in Shandong Province...
November 18, 2015
BASF today announced that it has completed an expansion of production capacity for surfactants, at the company’s Cimanggis site in Indonesia. The expansion in supply will allow...
November 18, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has begun construction of its Asia Pacific Technology Center (APTC) in Shanghai, which will develop coating technologies designed customers in China and the...
November 18, 2015
PTT Global Chemicals (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest petchems company and one of the largest players in Asia, says it will grow its business domestically and by investing...
November 18, 2015
Wacker Chemie today announced that it is building a new pilot reactor for testing vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions at its site at Nanjing, China. The company will...
November 18, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals says that it will expand production capacity for its Espoir brand breathable films at the production site of its wholly owned subsidiary, Mitsui Hygiene Materials...
November 18, 2015
Chemours and its partner Changshu 3F Zhonghao, a flourochemical manufacturing firm, have broken ground on a production facility for HFO-1336mzz in Changshu, Jiangsu Province, China...
November 17, 2015
Incitec Pivot (Melbourne), a manufacturer of industrial explosives, fertilizers, and related products, on Tuesday announced that it has signed a long-term gas supply agreement with the...
November 16, 2015
GCC petrochemical exports to China rose to 13.37 million m.t., valued at $15.15 billion in 2014, recording a 5% year-on-year increase, according to latest report by the Gulf...
November 16, 2015
The petrochemicals business of Indian Oil Corp. (New Delhi) reports sales fell 24% in the fiscal second quarter, ended 30 September 2015, compared with the year-ago quarter, to 40.9...
November 16, 2015
Monthly benzene exports from South Korea have seen some significantly high volumes for 2015, ranging from a peak of 282,000 m.t. to a low of 185,000 m.t. However, recent data obtained...
November 16, 2015
Clariant says that it has broken ground to develop the first phase of the previously announced, multipurpose production facility in the Java Integrated Industrial & Port Estate...
November 16, 2015
Japan's largest refiner JX Holdings (Tokyo) is discussing merging with refining and petrochemicals company TonenGeneral Sekiyu (Tokyo), local press reports say. The combined company...
November 13, 2015
Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) on Friday informed the Stock Exchange of Thailand that Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) may exit their previously announced, $4.5-billion Long Son...
November 13, 2015
Lanxess’s Rhein Chemie additives unit has opened a production line for Rhenoshape tire-curing bladders at its Qingdao, China, site. The low-single-digit million-euro investment...
November 13, 2015
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) reports net profits more than quadrupled in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the third quarter of 2014, to 12.2 billion South Korean won...
November 13, 2015
DIC (Tokyo) reports a 40% rise in net profits for the first nine months of 2015 compared with the first nine months of 2014, to ¥23.0 billion ($187.3 million). Nine-month sales...
November 12, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) reports 17% lower profits for the third quarter of 2015 compared with the third quarter of 2014, to 514 million baht ($14.3 million). Third-quarter sales...
November 11, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) announced on Thursday that it has signed an agreement to purchase the polyethylene terephthalate (PET),  purified terephthalic acid (PTA), and purified...
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