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June 25, 2015
US producers of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) have asked for antidumping duties on imports originating in China. An industry group, the American HFC Coalition, says it has filed a petition with the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission, alleging that underpriced blends and components from China are being imported into the US market with dumping margins ranging from 100% to more than 300%....
June 25, 2015
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL; India), is offering 55,000 m.t. of naphtha loading over 7-9 August via a sell tender, documents obtained by IHS Chemical show. The...
June 25, 2015
China’s imports of benzene, para-xylene (p-xylene), styrene, and toluene fell sharply in May compared with April and mixed xylene imports were almost flat, data obtained by IHS...
June 25, 2015
Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd. (GACL; Vadodara, India) will establish a joint venture with state-owned National Aluminium Co. (Nalco; Bhubaneswar, India) to operate chlor-alkali...
June 25, 2015
Zhong Yung International Chemical Co., Brenntag's Chinese joint venture, together with the Brenntag Shanghai Chemicals Trading Co. subsidiary, achieved the safety-performance target of...
June 24, 2015
Novasep (Pompey, France), a supplier of services and technologies for the life sciences and chemical industries, says that it is expanding its presence in Asia by signing two...
June 24, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical is merging its petrochemicals and feedstocks division with that of organic chemicals to create a single organic chemicals division, the company announced on...
June 24, 2015
Polystyrene manufacturer TPSC Asia Pte (Singapore) has awarded Suttons (Cheshire, UK) a supply chain management contract, Suttons announced today.  Under the contract Suttons will...
June 24, 2015
The benzene arbitrage window between Asia and the United States has been open slightly this week for a limited time, according to trade participants. Prompt Asia benzene prices were at...
June 24, 2015
A fire broke out at a silo belonging to Petronas Chemicals' low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Kerteh, Malaysia, Tuesday evening, Petronas says. The fire started at 5:00 pm local...
June 24, 2015
A. Schulman says that it has appointed Tony Daponte as the company's first research & development director, masterbatch for the Asia/Pacific region. In this capacity, he will...
June 24, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports to China and the United States during 1-23 June were about 60% and 51%, respectively, of overall volumes sent in May, data obtained by IHS Chemical...
June 24, 2015
Overall styrene inventories in eastern China fell to about 51,000 m.t. this week from the mid-50,000s m.t. in the previous week, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Among the factors...
June 24, 2015
PSA Singapore Terminals says it has officially opened the phase-3 and -4 expansion of the company's Pasir Panjang terminal. The 3.5-billion Singapore dollar expansion, “with...
June 24, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical says that it has agreed to establish a joint venture company in China with Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Ltd. Co. (YOFC; Wuhan, China), China’s...
June 23, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it will construct a plant at Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, for the production of photomask blanks, the base material of photomasks that are used as the...
June 23, 2015
HSBC’s flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for June rose to a three-month high of 49.6 from 49.2 in May, the bank said Tuesday, citing stable...
June 23, 2015
Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals (Pune, India) has resumed production of ammonium nitro phosphate (ANP) fertilizers at its plant in Taloja, India, using liquefied natural gas...
June 23, 2015
PolyOne today opened its previously announced new Asia Innovation Center at Shanghai, China. The facility is located in a hi-tech industrial park in the JinQiao Development Zone at...
June 23, 2015
Trading company Trafigura (Lucerne, Switzerland) plans to use excess storage capacity at Singapore’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, located at Jurong Island, the...
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