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July 1, 2014
BASF today confirmed that, together with partners, it is progressing with plans to double methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) capacity at the Caojing chemical industry park...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/BASF-Huntsman-confirm-plans-to-double-MDI-capacity-in-China_62174.html
July 1, 2014
Mitsubishi Rayon says that its subsidiary Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites (Irvine, CA) will expand carbon fiber production capacity at its manufacturing site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayon-to-double-production-capacity-at-carbon-fiber-plant-in-California_62173.html
July 1, 2014
Quaker Chemical (Conshohocken, PA) says that it has acquired the remaining 49% interest in its Australian affiliate, Quaker Chemical Australasia (QCA; Seven Hills, Australia), from its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Quaker-buys-out-partner-in-Australian-JV_62172.html
July 1, 2014
Kraton Performance Polymers today notified LCY Chemical (Taipei) that its board of directors intends to withdraw its recommendation that Kraton stockholders approve the previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Kraton-rethinks-merging-with-LCY-Chemicals-SBC-business_62155.html
June 30, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, says that new powder coatings production capacity will be added in a manufacturing site of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Axalta-to-expand-powder-coatings-capacity-in-China_62152.html
June 30, 2014
Agricultural conglomerate Calata (Makati, Philippines) agreed with Marubeni to establish farms in the Philippines to test the viability of Marubeni’s agricultural chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Marubeni-ag-firm-to-establish-test-farms-in-Philippines-for-Marubenis-agchem-products_62149.html
June 30, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience has decided to close its polycarbonate (PC) sheet facility at Darmstadt, Germany as part of a worldwide consolidation of its PC sheet business. Bayer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Bayer-MaterialScience-closes-PC-sheet-plants-at-Darmstadt-Beijing-sells-businesses-in-Australia-New-Zealand_62148.html
June 30, 2014
Solvay says that its Lansol Fluorchemicals joint venture has officially opened a production plant for Nocolok brazing flux at Quzhou in Zhejiang Province, China. Lansol is a jv between...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Solvay-Sinochem-JV-opens-Nocolok-brazing-flux-plant-in-China_62143.html
June 27, 2014
Technip says that, as a leader of a joint venture with Fluor, it has been awarded a "substantial" program management consultancy (PMC) contract by Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Technip-confirms-its-program-management-consultant-for-Malaysias-Rapid_62119.html
June 26, 2014
Afton Chemical (Richmond, VA), part of NewMarket Corp., has held a ground breaking ceremony for a previously announced chemical additives manufacturing facility on Jurong Island...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Afton-Chemical-breaks-ground-on-Singapore-project_62049.html
June 26, 2014
H.B. Fuller says that it has signed an agreement to acquire Tonsan Adhesive (Beijing). Tonsan, which was founded in 1993, specializes in R&D, manufacturing and sale of engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/H-B-Fuller-to-acquire-Chinese-firm-Tonsan-Adhesive-for-$225-million_62041.html
June 25, 2014
Asia will remain the main demand region for polyolefins, and its share of worldwide polyolefin consumption will exceed 50% by 2020, with China representing well over half of this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/PEPP-2014-Asia-will-continue-to-drive-demand-growth-for-polyolefins_62020.html
June 25, 2014
Innovation, focused on market and customer needs and attractive growth markets, is expected to contribute 1–2 percentage points annually to Clariant's sales growth, helping the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Clariant-highlights-role-of-innovation-plans-metallocene-polyolefins-hike-China-catalysts-R-and-D-center_62036.html
June 25, 2014
Showa Denko said today that it has increased production of high-purity ammonia at its subsidiary in Zhenjiang Province, China, earlier this year and has begun shipping product in tank...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Showa-Denko-reinforces-supply-of-high-purity-gases-to-semiconductor-industry-in-Asia_62010.html
June 25, 2014
Kraton Performance Polymers’ planned merger with the styrenics block copolymers (SBC) unit of LCY Chemical (Taiwan) may not pay off for two years later than expected, the company said on 24 June. The company’s stock price fell 14% the day of the announcement, losing $3.60/share to close at $21.53/share....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Kraton-shares-fall-14-percent-on-weaker-post-merger-earnings-forecast_62008.html
June 24, 2014
Japan’s Toppan Printing (Tokyo) has announced plans to build a new transparent barrier films production facility in the US state of Georgia. The plant, which will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toppan-Printing-to-build-barrier-films-plant-in-US_62006.html
June 24, 2014
Teijin and its wholly owned Teijin Frontier (Osaka) subsidiary will accelerate their automotive rubber materials business in Thailand by establishing a tire cord partnership there with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Teijin-to-establish-tire-cord-JV-in-Thailand_61985.html
June 23, 2014
The Chinese government says that its city of Chongqing launched a carbon trading market on 19 June, making the location the seventh in China to establish such a platform. With the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chongqing-launches-carbon-trading-market_61943.html
June 23, 2014
Bayer CropScience and Bion Tech (Taipei), a producer of biological crop protection agents, have settled a patent infringement case in Korea. Under the settlement, Bayer CropScience...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Bayer-CropScience-and-Bion-Tech-settle-patent-infringement-case-in-Korea_61970.html
June 23, 2014
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says that its previously announced new specialty esters plant at Nanjing, China, is now mechanically complete. After 15 months of construction, the new plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Oxea-completes-specialty-esters-plant-at-Nanjing_61961.html
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