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September 14, 2015
. Solvay, the leading global producer of sodium bicarbonate (bicarb), is on Wednesday inaugurating its first such plant in Southeast Asia. The 100,000 m.t./year facility at Map Ta Phut...
September 14, 2015
A groundbreaking ceremony for a large potash mine being built by Vinachem in Nongbok District, Khammouane Province, Laos, was held on Sunday with the participation of Vietnam’s...
September 14, 2015
BP and Ningxia Baota Chemical Fibre, a majority-owned subsidiary of Baota Petrochemical Group, have signed an agreement to license BP’s latest-generation purified terephthalic...
September 14, 2015
BASF said on Monday that it has completed a major capacity expansion at its tertiary butylamine (tBA) plant at the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The tBA plant now has an...
September 14, 2015
Manali Petrochemicals (Chennai, India), a producer of propylene oxide, propylene glycols, and polyols, informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) on 11 September that it will invest...
September 11, 2015
DIC (Tokyo) says that it has opened a new algae research center at Calipatria, CA. The facility is called DIC/Earthrise Algae Research Center and it is located on a site of the...
September 11, 2015
Daikin Industries (Osaka, Japan), a leading manufacturer of air conditioners and refrigerants, says that it is offering companies worldwide free access to 93 patents, to encourage...
September 11, 2015
Toray Composites America (TCA: Tacoma, WA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toray Industries (Tokyo), has entered into a supply agreement with Bell Helicopter (Fort Worth, TX), a Textron...
September 10, 2015
Ethylene production in Japan increased by 1.5% in August 2015, compared with August 2014, to 595,400 m.t., say local press reports, citing data released by the Ministry of Economy...
September 9, 2015
Asia's para-xylene (p-xylene) market is structurally long, and although a stable outlook is expected in the short run—as gasoline cools down...
September 9, 2015
Celanese says that it has launched Celanese polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) in the Japanese market to meet the demand from automotive customers in the country. Celanese PPS is a...
September 8, 2015
CEFC International Ltd. (Singapore), through its subsidiary Singapore CEFC Petrochemical & Energy (SPE), has entered into a framework cooperation agreement with CEFC Shanghai...
September 8, 2015
Wison Clean Energy (Nanjing, China) will shut down its methanol-to-olefins (MTO) plant at Nanjing for maintenance, for 10 days starting 20 September, say press reports. During the...
September 8, 2015
Hanwha Chemical, South Korea's leading petchems company, and BASF Korea have signed a contract worth 1.89 trillion South Korean won ($1.57 billion) covering the supply by...
September 8, 2015
IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, says that it has opened a new office at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The office in Ho Chi Minh City will...
September 7, 2015
Indian Oil (New Delhi) has clarified previous reports that the company is planning a $3-billion petrochemical project in Iran. Speaking to CW on Monday, S. Mitra, executive...
September 7, 2015
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that China has recorded a decrease in emissions of major pollutants, in the first half of 2015 compared with the year-ago...
September 7, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo), in joint research with the National Research and Development Agency (Riken; Wako, Japan) and Yokohama Rubber Co. (Tokyo), has synthesized isoprene from biomass, Zeon...
September 4, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) and China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), under which ChemChina will acquire a majority stake in...
September 4, 2015
W. R. Grace says that it will provide its Unipol polypropylene (PP) technology and services to Hyosung Corp. (Seoul) for its new facility at Ulsan, South Korea, which is expected to...
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