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July 8, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical says its biobased engineering plastic Durabio has been chosen by Sharp (Osaka) for the front panel of its new smartphone, the Aquos Crystal 2, slated to go on sale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishis-biobased-plastic-Durabio-chosen-for-front-panel-of-smartphone_71997.html
July 7, 2015
Koppers International (Pittsburgh; Koppers) says its majority-owned jv Koppers Jiangsu Carbon Chemical Co. (KJCC; Jiangsu, China) has restructured a soft-pitch supply agreement with C-Chem Jiangsu Needle Coke Co. (CJNC; Jiangsu, China) for a one-time payment of $30 million. CJNC’s facility have not begun operations as planned, and KJCC has had to sell its product into “a challenging domestic market” since July 2014, Koppers explains....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Koppers-revises-supply-agreement-with-C-Chem-for-$30-million_71982.html
July 7, 2015
Sabic on Tuesday signed a master research agreement with National University of Singapore (NUS) to enhance research and collaboration in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Sabic-signs-research-agreement-with-National-University-of-Singapore_71962.html
July 6, 2015
Sabic and SK Global Chemical (Seoul) said on Sunday that they have finalized an agreement to form an equally owned joint venture, Sabic SK Nexlene (Singapore), which will build Nexlene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Sabic-and-SK-Global-Chemical-finalize-Nexlene-PE-joint-venture_71882.html
July 6, 2015
S-Oil (Seoul), a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, has announced an investment of 129 trillion South Korean won ($114.9 million) covering detailed design prior to the final investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oil-proceeds-with-next-stage-of-petchems-diversification-project_71881.html
July 6, 2015
Hanwha Chemical's  (Seoul) 280,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride plant at Ulsan, South Korea, is still running, albeit at reduced rate, a company source tells IHS Chemical. An...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Hanwhas-PVC-plant-at-Ulsan-running-at-reduced-rate-after-accident_71890.html
July 6, 2015
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL; Tokyo) has ordered methanol carriers from Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co. (Usuki, Japan). The carriers will be equipped with the world’s first...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-O-S-K-Lines-orders-dual-fueled-methanol-carriers_71889.html
July 6, 2015
Toyo Engineering and Inti Karya Persada Tehnik (IKPT) said on Monday that they have been awarded a contract by PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia for a synthetic rubber complex to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Toyo-Engineering-and-IKPT-to-build-synthetic-rubber-manufacturing-complex-in-Indonesia_71887.html
July 6, 2015
Orica said on Monday that it has appointed Thomas Schutte as its new CFO, effective 1 September 2015 or earlier, subject to his relocation from London, and other requirements. He will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Orica-appoints-new-CFO_71886.html
July 3, 2015
Solar Impulse 2, a solar energy-powered airplane, has completed a flight from Nagoya, Japan to Hawaii as part of a world tour. The plane, piloted by André Borschberg, flew for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Solvay-marks-Japan-Hawaii-flight-of-Solar-Impulse-2-plane_71880.html
July 3, 2015
An explosion occurred today at a plant belonging to Hanwha Chemical at Ulsan, South Korea, that left six people dead and one person injured, local media reports say. The blast happened...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Reports-Explosion-at-Hanwha-Chemical-PVC-plant-leaves-six-dead-one-injured_71867.html
July 3, 2015
BP has officially commissioned the third phase of a previously announced purified terephthalic acid (PTA) project at the company's BP Zhuhai Chemical affiliate at Zhuhai, China, BP...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/BP-commissions-worlds-largest-PTA-line-at-JV-site-in-China_71877.html
July 3, 2015
Sinochem (Beijing) says that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Solvay, for a strategic cooperation. The MOU was signed on 23 June at Beijing by Liu Deshu, chairman...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Sinochem-and-Solvay-sign-cooperation-agreement_71873.html
July 3, 2015
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals arm of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome), said on Friday that it has joined forces with Chinese companies to develop innovative green tires based on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Versalis-and-Chinese-companies-form-green-tire-technology-alliance_71870.html
July 2, 2015
Air Liquide will invest about €60 million ($66.6 million) to build an air separation unit (ASU) at Shandong, China with a capacity of 2,000 m.t./day of oxygen to supply Shandong...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Air-Liquide-to-invest-&euro60-million-to-build-ASU-at-smelter-site-in-China_71852.html
July 2, 2015
Sinopec Engineering has won three contracts for projects in Thailand and in China, the company has announced. In Thailand it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Sinopec-Engineering-wins-contracts-in-Thailand-China-valued-at-about-$2-billion_71836.html
July 2, 2015
ViiV Healthcare (Brentford, UK) and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) manufacturer Desano Pharmaceuticals (Shanghai, China) have signed a manufacturing agreement to enable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/GSK-and-Pfizers-ViiV-Healthcare-unit-signs-manufacturing-deal-with-API-producer-in-China_71840.html
July 2, 2015
In terms of volume, South Korea’s June exports of benzene to China experienced the largest drop from May amid weaker demand, while shipments to the US dipped slightly on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Korea-exports-less-benzene-to-China-in-June-US-shipments-fall-slightly_71834.html
July 2, 2015
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says that it has acquired the pentaerythritol (penta), dipentaerythritol and sodium formate businesses, related technology as well as certain assets from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Perstorp-acquires-Koei-Chemicals-pentaerythritol-business_71833.html
July 1, 2015
Showa Denko on Wednesday held an opening ceremony for a gasification plant, which uses plastics waste, at its Kawasaki, Japan, manufacturing complex. The facility produces feedstock...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-opens-plastics-waste-gasification-plant-producing-feedstock-for-ammonia_71798.html
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