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November 27, 2013
Vopak says it has completed the divestment of its 100% equity interest in Vopak Terminals Pasir Gudang (VTPG; Pasir Gudang, Malaysia), to PGEO Group (Pasir Gudang), a wholly-owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Vopak-sells-Malaysia-chemicals-terminal-subsidiary_56970.html
November 26, 2013
SK Global Chemical, through a strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Chemical, plans to build an acrylic acid plant at Ulsan, Korea by 2016. The plant will be designed to produce 160,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-to-build-acrylic-acid-and-derivatives-plants-as-part-of-portfolio-diversification_56961.html
November 26, 2013
Songwon (Ulsan, South Korea) reported 8.31 billion Korean won ($7.82 million) in profit during the third quarter, the company reported today, 46% higher year-on-year. Ebitda stood at 10.71 billion won, about 40% below Ebitda for the third quarter last year. Sales meanwhile rose 0.8% Y-O-Y to 175.8 billion won. "This has been a tough quarter but, once again, we have continued to demonstrate our growth potential. We have been able to offset softening selling prices with raw material prices following the same trend, however we do not expect this to continue as economies start to rebound," Jongho Park, chairman and CEO of Songwon....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-third-quarter-profit-up-over-46-percent_56956.html
November 26, 2013
Chempolis (Oulu, Finland), a biorefining technology company, says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC; New Delhi), for the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Chempolis-and-ONGC-sign-deal-for-production-of-cellulosic-ethanol-and-biochemicals_56954.html
November 25, 2013
Gharda Chemicals (Mumbai) plans to build a commercial-scale plant at Panoli, India for making specialized engineering resins polyetherketone (PEK), polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Gharda-Chemicals-to-build-commercial-scale-PEK-plant-in-India_56936.html
November 25, 2013
China’s Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China has imposed antidumping duties on imports of pyridine from India and Japan, for five years starting 21 November...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-pyridine-from-India-and-Japan_56935.html
November 25, 2013
China’s Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says it has extended China’s antidumping measures for methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) imported from Japan and Taiwan for a further...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-extends-antidumping-measures-on-methyl-ethyl-ketone-from-Japan-and-Taiwan_56934.html
November 21, 2013
The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC; Didcot, UK), part of the Ricardo Group (Shoreham-by-Sea, UK); and China's National Registration Centre for Chemicals (NRCC) have entered a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/UK-emergency-response-body-partners-with-Chinese-chemical-registration-center-to-assist-with-regulatory-compliance-in-China_56851.html
November 21, 2013
Kuraray has reached a deal to acquire DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls (GLS/vinyls) business, a leading producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), for $543 million. DuPont expects the deal to close during the first half of 2014.
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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-to-acquire-DuPonts-PVB-business-for-$543-million_56867.html
November 21, 2013
The European Union intends to impose 'definitive antidumping duties' on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, effective 27 November, the European Commission says. The measures...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/EU-to-impose-definitive-antidumping-duties-on-biodiesel-from-Argentina-Indonesia_56848.html
November 21, 2013
A. Schulman and SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), have formed a joint venture called SCG ICO Polymers that will be involved in the rotational...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/SCG-Chemicals-and-A-Schulman-form-rotational-molding-compound-JV_56839.html
November 21, 2013
Wacker Chemie announced today that it will expand capacity for dispersible polymer powders at Nanjing, China in 2014. The company plans to double the existing 30,000 m.t./year capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Wacker-Chemie-to-double-dispersible-polymer-powders-capacity-at-Nanjing_56843.html
November 20, 2013
Vencorex, a joint venture between Perstorp and PTT Global Chemical, said today that it plans to expand capacity for Tolonate hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) derivatives by building a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Vencorex-to-build-Tolonate-HDI-plant-in-Thailand_56823.html
November 20, 2013
Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland, says it has added a coatings and construction lab in its Shanghai Technical Center. With 20 additional chemists, the newly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Ashland-expands-Shanghai-technical-center_56798.html
November 19, 2013
Keyuan Petrochemicals (Ningbo, China) reports a net profit of $2.8 million for the third quarter, ended 30 September, compared with a net loss of $6.9 million in the year-ago quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Keyuan-Petrochemicals-swings-to-profit_56775.html
November 18, 2013
Shell says its Shell Eastern Petroleum (Singapore) subsidiary is building a new lube oil blending plant and a grease manufacturing plant at Tuas, Singapore. Construction on the project...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Shell-builds-lube-plant-in-Singapore_56750.html
November 18, 2013
Novozymes (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) and M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg) have signed a collaboration agreement to produce biomass-based plastics in China, the two companies announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Novozymes-to-provide-enzyme-technology-to-M-and-G-Chemicals-for-worlds-first-biomass-to-glycols-plant-in-China_56747.html
November 18, 2013
SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), has signed a share purchase agreement with NSL Chemicals (Singapore), to buy the entire stake in NSL...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/SCG-Chemicals-increases-stake-in-Bangkok-Synthetics_56742.html
November 15, 2013
Japan has announced that its previously announced target to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% by 2020 compared with 1990 levels is now “impossible” and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-lowers-emission-reduction-target_56723.html
November 15, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says its biopharmaceutical division Merck Serono (Darmstadt), will invest €80 million ($107 million) to build a new pharmaceutical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Merck-KGaA-to-invest-&euro80-million-to-build-pharmaceutical-facility-in-China_56717.html
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