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January 28, 2014
The European Union and 13 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva), including the United States and China, have pledged to launch negotiations within the WTO to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/WTO-members-start-initiative-to-reduce-tariffs-on-green-goods_58354.html
January 28, 2014
Kraton Performance Polymers has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with the styrenic block copolymer (SBC) operations of LCY Chemical (Taipei), which had been earlier known...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Kraton-to-merge-with-styrenic-block-copolymer-business-of-LCY-Chemical_58351.html
January 28, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports a 10.9% rise in net profits for the nine-month period ended 31 December 2013 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥92.53 billion ($901.8 million). Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_58348.html
January 28, 2014
Tata Chemicals (Mumbai) is planning to invest 400 million rupees ($6.35 million) to double the production capacity at its single superphosphate (SSP) plant at Haldia, India, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Report-Tata-Chemicals-to-double-capacity-of-SSP-plant-in-India_58366.html
January 28, 2014
Itochu (Osaka) has divested its 3.5% stake in polyester manufacturer Indo Rama Synthetics (Gurgaon, India), a subsidiary of Indorama (Jakarta), according to various media reports. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Reports-Itochu-sells-stake-in-Indo-Rama-Synthetics_58362.html
January 27, 2014
LG Chem reports a 39.5% decline in net profits for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with the year-ago period, to 176.9 billion South Korean won ($163.3 million). Fourth-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-reports-falls-in-profits-sales_58327.html
January 27, 2014
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing), on 24 January, announced its preliminary ruling on the previously announced antidumping investigation into Chinese imports of solar-grade...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-investigation-EU-polysilicon-dumped_58325.html
January 26, 2014
Canpotex, the North American potash cartel owned by PotashCorp., Mosaic and Agrium, said on Friday that it has reached an agreement with Sinochem Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Canpotex-signs-deal-to-supply-potash-to-China_58318.html
January 24, 2014
Asahi Kasei Corp. said today that it has appointed Toshio Asano as executive president, to replace Taketsugu Fujiwara, who will serve as vice chairman of the board as of 1 April. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-appoints-new-executive-president-rejuvenates-management_58300.html
January 24, 2014
Praxair announced on 23 January that it has signed a long-term contract with Taewoong Steel Co. (Daegu, South Korea) to supply high-purity oxygen to that company’s steel mill...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Praxair-to-build-air-separation-unit-for-steel-company-in-Korea_58220.html
January 24, 2014
The plant, which is expected to start up in 2015, is the first INA plant in China. BASF and Sinopec today have broken ground on the previously announced world-scale isononanol (INA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/BASF-and-Sinopec-break-ground-on-isononanol-plant-in-China_58284.html
January 24, 2014
Wacker Chemie said today that its silicon wafer subsidiary Siltronic has increased its stake in Siltronic Samsung Wafer (Singapore) from 50% to 78%. Siltronic and Samsung Electronics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Wacker-acquires-majority-stake-in-silicon-wafer-jv-with-Samsung_58294.html
January 24, 2014
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on 23 January that it has notified Ranbaxy Laboratories (Gurgaon, India), that it is prohibited from manufacturing and distributing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/FDA-prohibits-Ranbaxy-API-plant-from-producing-and-distributing-products-for-US-market_58291.html
January 24, 2014
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China has imposed antidumping duties on imports of solar-grade polysilicon from South Korea and the United States, for five years...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-polysilicon-from-South-Korea-US_58287.html
January 24, 2014
Agrochemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says that it expects Ebit for the first six months of the fiscal year ending 31 January 2014, to be in the range of A$50 million-A$60 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Nufarm-expects-higher-Ebit_58285.html
January 23, 2014
Algae.Tec (Perth, Australia) has received a A$1.5-million ($1.33 million) investment from Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd. (RIIHL), a subsidiary of Reliance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Reliance-invests-in-Australia-based-biofuels-firm_58216.html
January 23, 2014
Huntsman Corp.'s performance products division will expand its global polyetheramines (PEA) capacity by a minimum of 15% as a result of debottlenecking three manufacturing plants, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Huntsman-to-expand-polyetheramine-capacity-by-at-least-15-percent_58217.html
January 23, 2014
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) announced today that it has agreed to supply Honeywell with hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-1234yf, a car air-conditioning refrigerant, which has significantly lower...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Glass-to-supply-novel-refrigerant-to-Honeywell-will-build-plant_58212.html
January 23, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical says it has developed a new grade of high-performance, high-transparency biobased engineering plastic Durabio, using plant-derived isosorbide as raw material. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-expand-capacity-for-biobased-engineering-plastic-Durabio_58210.html
January 23, 2014
Arkema says that it will form a joint venture called Sunke, with Jurong Chemical (Yancheng, China), the acrylic acid leader in China. Arkema will have a majority stake in the JV, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Arkema-forms-acrylic-acid-JV-with-Jurong-Chemical-in-China_58205.html
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