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October 3, 2016
The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) says that manufacturing output in the country’s chemicals cluster, which includes refining, petrochemicals, and specialties, grew...
October 3, 2016
Mitsubishi Rayon says that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Automobili Lamborghini (Modena, Italy) for the joint development of carbon fiber composite materials...
October 2, 2016
BASF says that it will expand its polyurethanes (PU) system house in the Bangpoo industrial estate in Samut Prakan Province, Thailand, as part of a move to convert the site into an...
October 2, 2016
Sumitomo Chemical has inaugurated a new polypropylene (PP) compounding facility in India and established a marketing base in Mexico as part of its plans to expand the business worldwide....
September 30, 2016
Taiwan’s Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp’s (FCFC) application to renew permits for three boilers at its coal-fired power plant at Changhua county has been rejected by...
September 30, 2016
Shell’s force majeure declaration at its steam cracker at Pulau Bukom, Singapore, will not impact styrene production at Ellba Eastern, market sources said. This is because Shell...
September 29, 2016
Ube Industries (Ube City, Japan) announced Thursday it plans to expand production capacity for lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery separators at the Sakai factory in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, to meet growing demand for Li-ion batteries used in automobiles....
September 29, 2016
During 2016-2018, global polyethylene capacity will grow much faster than demand, driving down prices and margins, particularly for low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), according to Nick Vafiadis, global business director at IHS Chemical. “At least on paper, we’re looking at what could be a historic level of overbuild, assuming people keep to the start-up schedule we currently anticipate,” he said Thursday at the Global Plastics Summit 2016 in Chicago....
September 29, 2016
Sharp decreases in China's domestic toluene inventory coupled with falling imports and surging demand for gasoline blend stocks have widened the price spread between imported and domestic cargoes to $80/metric ton this week, according to IHS Chemical assessments....
September 29, 2016
Kuraray says its board has approved the merger of Kuraray Chemical, a wholly owned subsidiary, with the parent company....
September 29, 2016
Shell Chemicals says it declared force majeure on its supply of base chemicals in Singapore Thursday following the shutdown of the company's naphtha cracker at Pulau Bukom, Singapore, on 27 September....
September 29, 2016
JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo, Japan) has nominated the October Asia contract price for benzene at $645/metric ton CFR, down $20 from the company's September settlement. Benzene...
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