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October 27, 2014
The board of executive directors of BASF has announced a number of personnel changes. Gabriel Tanbourgi, president/care chemicals, will retire on 31 December. He will be succeeded by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/BASF-announces-several-personnel-changes_64807.html
October 27, 2014
S-Oil, South Korea's major oil refiner and producer of para-xylene (p-xylene) and majority owned by Saudi Aramco, today reported third-quarter net and operating losses due to weak...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oil-swings-to-loss-on-weak-refining-margins-petchems-doing-well_64805.html
October 27, 2014
SK Global Chemical and JX Nippon Oil & Energy have inaugurated their joint-venture para-xylene (p-xylene) plant at Ulsan, South Korea. The companies together have invested 936.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-JX-Nippon-inaugurate-p-xylene-plant-in-Korea_64815.html
October 27, 2014
Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer, and Kyoto University’s (Kyoto, Japan) office of society-academia collaboration for innovation (KU-SACI) have signed a two-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Bayer-HealthCare-forms-alliance-with-Kyoto-University_64803.html
October 27, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) and Kurita Water Industries (Tokyo), Japan's leading water treatment company, say that they have entered into an asset purchase agreement under...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japanese-firm-Kurita-to-acquire-ICLs-aluminum-paper-chemicals-and-water-treatment-businesses-for-&euro250-million_64802.html
October 27, 2014
Celanese says that its Celanese Japan (Tokyo) subsidiary, and Setsunakasei (Setsunan; Osaka, Japan), have signed a letter of intent to pursue an agreement whereby Setsunan will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Celanese-and-Setsunan-to-enter-compounding-agreement_64801.html
October 24, 2014
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) and its distributor United Trading System (UTS; Saint Petersburg, Russia) have signed a long-term cooperation agreement to supply Sibur (Moscow)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-signs-deal-with-Sibur-to-supply-additives-used-to-produce-polymers_64776.html
October 24, 2014
Output of petrochemicals in Singapore increased 12.8% in September compared with the same month last year, according to preliminary figures released today by the Singapore government...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Petchems-output-soars-in-Singapore_64784.html
October 24, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland), a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), pharma intermediates, and finished drugs, says that it has received operating approval from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Siegfried-API-plant-at-Nantong-receives-operating-approval_64781.html
October 24, 2014
AkzoNobel says it has started operations at its previously announced new vehicle refinishes plant at Changzhou, China. Plans to build the plant were announced in 2011. The plant adds...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/AkzoNobel-opens-vehicle-refinishes-plant-in-China_64777.html
October 24, 2014
Para-xylene (p-xylene) spot prices have come off significantly in Europe this month as p-xylene spot prices have dropped in Asia on the back of a significant fall in energy markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/P-xylene-prices-fall-in-Europe-on-the-back-of-softer-Asian-prices-weaker-energy-markets_64788.html
October 23, 2014
Japan’s chemical exports rose 3.9%, to ¥633.3 billion in September compared with the same month one year ago, according to data released by the Ministry of Finance (Tokyo)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-chemical-exports-up-3-9-percent-in-September_64702.html
October 23, 2014
Asian Paints (Mumbai) said on Wednesday that its wholly owned subsidiary Berger International (Singapore) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 51% stake in the Ethiopian firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Asian-Paints-signs-agreement-to-acquire-Ethiopian-firm-plans-to-invest-in-Indonesia_64697.html
October 22, 2014
BASF's business in India (Mumbai) reports sales of 12.1 billion Indian rupees ($197.3 million) in the quarter ended 30 September compared with Rs10.6 billion in the year-earlier...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/BASF-profits-in-India-hit-by-precommissioning-costs-adverse-weather_64661.html
October 22, 2014
Teijin says that its Teijin DuPont Films polyester films joint venture with DuPont has developed a polyethylene naphthalate film, Teonex QF, approved for flame retardance. Applications...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-DuPont-Films-develops-flame-retardant-polyester-film_64659.html
October 22, 2014
Polymer resins producer Nuplex Industries (Auckland, New Zealand) today announced that it has agreed to sell its agency and distribution business and plastic additives business to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Nuplex-to-sell-agency-and-distribution-masterbatch-businesses-to-Axieo-for-$113-million_64657.html
October 22, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, says that Cepsa Chemical Shanghai will use UOP's phenol process to produce phenol and by-product acetone — key building blocks for polycarbonate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/UOP-technology-selected-for-Cepsa-phenol-project-at-Shanghai_64672.html
October 22, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September. Mitsubishi expects to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-upgrades-earnings-projections_64664.html
October 21, 2014
CB&I says that it has been awarded a contract by Shandong Sincier Petrochemical for the license and engineering design of a gasification unit to be built near Dongying in Shandong...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinese-firm-selects-CB-and-I-gasification-technology_64512.html
October 21, 2014
OCI (Seoul) said today that it is to sell its entire stake in the OCI-SNF (Seoul) joint venture for 95.7 billion South Korean won ($89.9 million). OCI-SNF produces and markets water...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/OCI-to-sell-stake-in-water-treatment-chemicals-producer-OCI-SNF_64520.html
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