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July 28, 2015
The main aromatics products imported into China dropped hugely in May, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Total import volumes into China for the month amounted to 1.51 million m.t...
July 28, 2015
A fire at a facility operated by Qingyang Petrochemical (Qingyang, China) on the morning of 26 July killed three workers and injured four others, local press reports say. Qingyang...
July 28, 2015
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) today announced its preliminary ruling on an antidumping investigation into Chinese imports of methyl methacrylate (MMA) from Japan...
July 28, 2015
Solvay says that it has begun production at its new fluoroelastomers plant at Changshu, China. The plant will meet booming demand for its specialty polymers from Asia’s...
July 27, 2015
Jiaxing Petrochemical (Jiaxing City, China) says it has licensed Invista’s P8 process technology for a second purified terephthalic acid (PTA) line at its facility in Jiaxing City....
July 27, 2015
Toray Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) has completed the previously announced tender offer to acquire additional shares in...
July 27, 2015
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) says that it will increase the prices for its entire range of phenolic antioxidants globally by 5%. The increase is effective for all orders...
July 24, 2015
Reliance Industries (Mumbai) on Friday reported consolidated net profit rising 4.4%, to 62.2 billion Indian rupees ($970.5 million) in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, ended 30 June...
July 24, 2015
The European Commission has approved CVC Capital Partners' (London) acquisition of a majority stake of Royal DSM's fiber intermediates and composite resins business, including DSM...
July 24, 2015
Arkema's adhesives subsidiary, formerly Bostik, on Thursday announced that it had opened a hot melt pressure-sensitive adhesives manufacturing plant at Bangalore, India. The new...
July 23, 2015
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS; Essen, Germany), a leading engineering and construction firm, on Thursday announced that it is expanding its specialty chemical and...
July 23, 2015
Altana's additives and measuring instruments subsidiary is to build production facilities in the Fengxian district of Shanghai. Altana has selected Tebodin’s (The Hague...
July 23, 2015
SK Innovation (Seoul) on Thursday reported a return to profit in the second quarter on better refining margins. Consolidated net income in the period to end of June 2015 reached 587.5...
July 23, 2015
Sinopec has announced its unaudited production data covering the first six months of the year. Ethylene and synthetic resins production were each up 7.3%, to 5,457,000 m.t. and...
July 23, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical posted a 14.3% increase in net profit for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June—compared with the year-earlier quarter—to ¥37.6 billion, on sales...
July 23, 2015
Energy and petrochemicals producer Gail (India) on Thursday reported sales of 125.19 billion Indian rupees ($1.96 billion) in the first quarter of the financial year ending 30 June...
July 22, 2015
Shaoxing Yuandong Petrochemical (Shaoxing, China) has filed for liquidation. The company says it lacks the ability to repay debt due for repayment. The company held a provisional...
July 22, 2015
GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul) has signed a contract with Korea Petrochemical Industry Co. (KPIC; Seoul) to expand a naphtha South Korea, the engineering firm says in a...
July 22, 2015
S-Oil (Seoul), a major oil refiner and producer of aromatics, on Wednesday reported an increase in second-quarter earnings. The company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, says  that...
July 22, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals on Wednesday said it has revised its sales and earnings forecast for the first half of the year, covering 1 April–30 September, to reflect improved business...
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