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December 29, 2014
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) plans to shut its Daesan, South Korea, steam cracker between October 2015 and November 2015 for regular maintenance, a source close to the company said today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Lotte-Chemical-to-shut-Daesan-cracker-in-October-2015-for-maintenance_66472.html
December 25, 2014
Reliance Industries announced today that it has signed shipping agreements with Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL; Tokyo), one of the world’s largest shipping companies, for transporting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Reliance-inks-shipping-deal-with-Mitsui-OSK-to-import-ethane-from-North-America_66466.html
December 24, 2014
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai) said today that it has signed two joint venture agreements with Gail India, Coal India, and Fertilizers Corporation of India to set up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Indian-firms-sign-joint-venture-agreements-to-build-large-coal-based-fertilizer-complex_66457.html
December 24, 2014
Kuraray has unveiled a medium-term management plan covering the next three years. Kuraray is targeting sales of ¥650 billion ($5.4 billion) and operating profits of ¥90 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-announces-business-plan-to-invest-$1-6-billion-in-three-years_66452.html
December 24, 2014
Nippon Shokubai says that it will establish a new wholly owned subsidiary called Nippon Shokubai Korea at Seongnam, South Korea on 1 April 2015. Nippon Shokubai Korea will mainly be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Nippon-Shokubai-to-establish-subsidiary-in-South-Korea_66442.html
December 23, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, says that Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical (Jiaxing, China) became the first Chinese producer to start producing propylene using UOP C3 Oleflex process...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-commissions-first-of-14-planned-propylene-plants-using-UOP-technology_66424.html
December 22, 2014
Ashland's specialty ingredients commercial arm today announced that it has signed an exclusive manufacturing agreement with Dairen Chemical (Taipei) to produce Aquapas redispersible...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Ashland-signs-redispersible-powder-products-manufacturing-deal-with-Dairen_66385.html
December 22, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals and SKC (Seoul) plan to merge their polyurethane (PU) raw material businesses into a joint venture by 1 April 2015. Mitsui president and CEO Tsutomu Tannowa and SKC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Mitsui-Chemicals-SKC-to-merge-polyurethane-material-businesses_66382.html
December 22, 2014
The Vietnamese government has given final approval for energy company PTT’s (Bangkok) previously announced fully integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in Vietnam, say...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Reports-Vietnam-government-gives-final-approval-for-PTTs-$22-billion-refinery-and-petrochemical-complex_66394.html
December 22, 2014
Syngenta today announced that it had received a safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera trait (MIR162) in genetically modified corn from China’s regulatory authorities...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-grants-import-approval-for-Syngentas-GM-corn-seed-trait_66391.html
December 19, 2014
Ineos Technologies has licensed its Innovene polypropylene (PP) process for manufacturing PP homopolymers and random and impact copolymers to the Full-Tech (Changzhou) Chemistry &...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Ineos-licenses-polypropylene-technology-to-China_66368.html
December 19, 2014
Petronas, Dialog Group (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia), and Vopak have decided to develop and operate a tank terminal at Pengerang, Malaysia, that will serve Petronas's previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Vopak-Petronas-Dialog-to-partner-in-tank-storage-terminal-for-Rapid-complex-in-Malaysia_66363.html
December 19, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries says that Petronas has selected the LyondellBasell Spherizone and Spheripol polypropylene (PP) process technologies. The technologies will be used for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Petronas-selects-LyondellBasell-Spherizone-and-Spheripol-PP-technology-for-Rapid-project_66359.html
December 19, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, says that PetroChina Guangxi Petrochemical Co. (GXPC), a subsidiary of PetroChina, is using UOP process technology to purify hydrogen at a new refining...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/PetroChina-subsidiary-selects-UOPs-hydrogen-purification-technology-for-refinery-in-China_66353.html
December 19, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals plans to shut its olefins conversion unit (OCU) at Osaka temporarily from the middle of January because of weaker propylene prices, the company said today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-to-idle-olefins-conversion-unit-next-month-because-of-weak-propylene-prices_66348.html
December 18, 2014
BASF and Shell have reached agreement for BASF to sell its 50% share in their propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) joint venture, Ellba Eastern (Singapore) to Shell, making it a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/BASF-quits-Ellba-Eastern-POSM-joint-venture-with-Shell_66284.html
December 18, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the largest potash producers, today announced its third-quarter results with revenues up 5% on the year-earlier quarter at $896 million. Production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Uralkali-reports-strong-results-expects-record-potash-deliveries-this-year_66292.html
December 18, 2014
SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) has acquired a 51% stake in plastics institute Norner (Stathelle, Norway) from the current Norwegian owners...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/SCG-Chemicals-acquires-plastics-institute-in-Norway_66291.html
December 18, 2014
Styrene inventories in eastern China have dipped 4% this week, compared with last week, industry sources say. The inventory tally is estimated at 148,000 m.t., down about 7,000 m.t. or...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Styrene-stocks-in-eastern-China-fall-4-percent-against-last-week_66286.html
December 18, 2014
Teijin says that it will open a second production line in South Korea for Lielsort, an innovative separator for lithium ion secondary batteries (LIBs). Operations will begin on 24...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Teijin-to-open-second-production-line-for-separators-for-lithium-ion-secondary-batteries_66283.html
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