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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...
June 23, 2015
Sekisui Chemical (Tokyo) says that it has acquired a 63% stake in Enax (Tokyo), a company that develops, manufactures, and sells lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, from the Innovation...
June 22, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) and China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) on Saturday signed a number of agreements, including for Rosneft to supply crude oil to ChemChina and to acquire...
June 22, 2015
The polyester industry is expected to grow steadily in India in the next few years, say experts at the Indian Polyester—2015 conference held in Mumbai on 19 June. “In...
June 22, 2015
Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer ScinoPharm (Tainan, Taiwan) says that it will collaborate with Raffles PharmaTech (Huizhou, China) to manufacture celecoxib, a...
June 22, 2015
ExxonMobil says that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (Seoul) and Korea Gas Corp. to hold discussions...
June 20, 2015
ICL (Tel Aviv) said on Friday that its ICL Fertilizers unit signed several contracts for the supply of a combined 835,000 m.t. of potash to its customers in India, including options...
June 18, 2015
BASF on Thursday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a world-scale chemical catalysts production facility at the company’s existing site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park at...
June 18, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan shut its vacuum distillation unit at Chiba, Japan, after a fire broke out Thursday at a 200,000-bbl/day refinery in the same location, the company says. The fire started...
June 18, 2015
Japan’s production of benzene, toluene, and xylenes—down 7%, 19%, and 6% from April, respectively—fell for a second month running in May, the Japan Petrochemical...
June 18, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals plans to restart its olefins conversion unit at Osaka at the beginning of July, the company says. The unit was shut on 1 June because of a lack of feedstock, and the...
June 18, 2015
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals (Mangalore, India) on Thursday informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has begun commercially producing polypropylene (PP) at its Mangalore...
June 18, 2015
DuPont says that Philippe Hanck has been named business director of the performance polymers business in Asia/Pacific. In this role, he will lead the company’s efforts to...
June 18, 2015
Connell Brothers (San Francisco), a distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, says that, effective 1 August, it will represent U.S. Silica (Frederick, MD) across Asia...
June 17, 2015
Axiall (Atlanta) and Lotte Chemical (Seoul) have settled on arrangements for a joint venture to build and operate a 1 million m.t./year ethane cracker in Louisiana. The partners expect later this year to make a final investment decision on the project, which was first announced in February 2014....
June 17, 2015
Overall styrene inventories in eastern China rebounded this week to about 55,000 m.t. from 50,000 m.t. last week, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. The inventory was estimated about...
June 17, 2015
South Korea's exports of benzene were less than half in the first half of June compared with the whole of May, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. About 100,000 m.t. of benzene were...
June 16, 2015
The Chinese government says that a national carbon-trading market will become operational in late 2016 or early 2017. The market is part of China’s strategy to promote green...
June 16, 2015
Zeon has announced an expansion of its cyclo-olefin polymers (COP) capacity at Mizushima, Japan. The capacity for COP, a high-transparency thermoplastic resin, will be raised from...
June 16, 2015
Preparing to exit local operations, Teijin Polycarbonate Singapore has put its industrial site on Jurong Island, Singapore, up for sale via expression of interest, says Colliers...
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