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March 23, 2015
Evonik Industries said today that it is investing “a triple-digit-million euro” to increase production capacity for specialty silicones. The global investment initiative...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Evonik-Industries-expands-specialty-silicones-capacity-in-Germany-and-China_68804.html
March 23, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) today announced the appointment of Alberto Calderon as interim managing director and CEO, effective immediately. Orica’s managing director and CEO Ian Smith...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Orica-appoints-interim-CEO_68803.html
March 22, 2015
3M (St. Paul, MN) says it will expand operations in the west region of China. Inge Thulin, 3M’s chairman, president and CEO, has announced plans for a new West Region Technical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/3M-to-build-technical-center-at-Chengdu-China_68799.html
March 20, 2015
BASF today officially launched Seltima, a fungicide designed to help farmers produce high-quality rice more efficiently. The special innovation aspect is its encapsulation technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/BASF-launches-Seltima-rice-fungicide-in-Indonesia-other-markets-to-follow_68778.html
March 19, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that it has agreed to transfer its shares in the equally owned lithium-ion (Li-ion) capacitors joint venture—Asahi Kasei FDK Energy Device Co. (Shizuoka...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-exit-lithium-ion-capacitors-JV_68691.html
March 19, 2015
Shaoxing Yuandong Petrochemical (Shaoxing, China) has stopped offering purified terephthalic acid (PTA) futures on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE; Zhengzhou, China), effective...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinese-producer-stops-offering-PTA-futures-on-commodity-exchange-due-to-suspected-bankruptcy_68688.html
March 19, 2015
DuPont and JinkoSolar (Shanghai), a global leader in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to further the growth and adoption of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/DuPont-and-JinkoSolar-sign-collaboration-agreement-for-photovoltaics_68685.html
March 18, 2015
DuPont's nutrition and health division says that it has opened an innovation application center at Gurgaon, India.  The multimillion-dollar facility houses equipment and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/DuPont-nutrition-segment-opens-innovation-application-center-in-India_68662.html
March 18, 2015
Ningbo Haiyue New Material's (Ningbo, China) plant at Ningbo has become the first propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant to operate using Clariant's heat-generating material (HGM) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Performance-of-China-PDH-plant-improved-by-Clariant-catalyst_68660.html
March 18, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) chairman Russell Caplan today announced that the company’s board and Ian Smith have agreed on a timetable for Smith to step down from the position Ian Smith. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Orica-CEO-to-step-down_68651.html
March 18, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) said today that it would acquire a 94.91% stake in Bangkok Polyester via Indorama's subsidiary, Indorama Petrochem. Bangkok Polyester operates a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Indorama-to-acquire-PET-producer-Bangkok-Polyester_68650.html
March 18, 2015
Researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*star; Singapore) have developed a fungal culture to cheaply and efficiently transform waste palm-oil material into...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Singapore-researchers-claim-cost-effective-method-to-transform-palm-oil-waste-into-biobased-chemicals_68635.html
March 17, 2015
BASF says that it will open a new composite center at Yokohama, Japan, in April. The centers, which house manufacturing cell for part processing, including a versatile mold frame...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/BASF-to-open-composite-center-in-Japan_68626.html
March 17, 2015
A 31% year-on-year (YOY) fall in petrochemical exports drove an overall decline in Singapore's nonelectronic, nonoil domestic exports (NODXs) in February, International Enterprise (IE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Singapores-petrochemical-exports-tumbled-in-February_68617.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea exported 104,093 m.t. of styrene in February, 4% more than the 99,722 m.t. in January and up 8% year-on-year (YOY), from 96,275 m.t., Korea Customs Service data show. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Korea-exports-more-styrene-in-February_68577.html
March 16, 2015
Kingboard Chemical Holdings (Hong Kong) says that volatile crude oil contracts during the fourth quarter of 2014 resulted in a 17% fall in revenue at Kingboard's chemical division for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Kingboard-says-oil-volatility-hurt-chemical-divisions-2014-earnings-sales_68585.html
March 16, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals says that the wholly owned Mitsui Chemicals Functional Composites Shanghai subsidiary has started production at it previously announced, new plants in the Jinshan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Mitsui-Chemicals-starts-up-plants-for-functional-polymeric-materials-at-Shanghai_68584.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea’s mixed xylene exports in February rose 48% from January to 19,665 m.t. but fell 11% from 22,224 m.t. year-on-year, Korea Customs Service data show. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Koreas-February-mixed-xylene-exports-jump-versus-January_68579.html
March 16, 2015
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a worldwide leader in carboxylated styrene butadiene latex for carpet, paper, and specialty applications, says that it is expanding its plant at Kluang...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Synthomer-expands-styrene-butadiene-latex-production-in-Malaysia_68583.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports in February totaled 210,022 m.t., a 7% fall from January but a spike of 58% year-on-year (YOY), data from the Korea Customs Service show. China was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/South-Koreas-February-benzene-exports-fell-from-January-spiked-YOY_68571.html
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