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July 8, 2015
Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL; Mumbai) may cancel plans to build a previously announced greenfield refinery at Vishakhapatnam, India, local press reports say. The refinery is to...
July 8, 2015
Linde's electronics and specialty gases arm, which specializes in gases for the electronics market, says that it has built an on-site fluorine plant to supply SK Hynix Semiconductor...
July 8, 2015
Kuraray says that it has decided to raise the prices of its elastomer-related products for shipments commencing 1 August. Prices will be increased for Kuraray’s Septon and Hybrar...
July 8, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical says its biobased engineering plastic Durabio has been chosen by Sharp (Osaka) for the front panel of its new smartphone, the Aquos Crystal 2, slated to go on sale...
July 7, 2015
Koppers International (Pittsburgh; Koppers) says its majority-owned jv Koppers Jiangsu Carbon Chemical Co. (KJCC; Jiangsu, China) has restructured a soft-pitch supply agreement with C-Chem Jiangsu Needle Coke Co. (CJNC; Jiangsu, China) for a one-time payment of $30 million. CJNC’s facility have not begun operations as planned, and KJCC has had to sell its product into “a challenging domestic market” since July 2014, Koppers explains....
July 7, 2015
Sabic on Tuesday signed a master research agreement with National University of Singapore (NUS) to enhance research and collaboration in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering...
July 14, 2015
The board of Indian Oil Corp. (New Delhi) has approved construction of previously announced world-scale para-xylene, ethylene glycol (EG), and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants...
July 6, 2015
Hanwha Chemical's  (Seoul) 280,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride plant at Ulsan, South Korea, is still running, albeit at reduced rate, a company source tells IHS Chemical. An...
July 6, 2015
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL; Tokyo) has ordered methanol carriers from Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co. (Usuki, Japan). The carriers will be equipped with the world’s first...
July 6, 2015
Toyo Engineering and Inti Karya Persada Tehnik (IKPT) said on Monday that they have been awarded a contract by PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia for a synthetic rubber complex to be...
July 6, 2015
Sabic and SK Global Chemical (Seoul) said on Sunday that they have finalized an agreement to form an equally owned joint venture, Sabic SK Nexlene (Singapore), which will build Nexlene...
July 6, 2015
S-Oil (Seoul), a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, has announced an investment of 129 trillion South Korean won ($114.9 million) covering detailed design prior to the final investment...
July 6, 2015
Orica said on Monday that it has appointed Thomas Schutte as its new CFO, effective 1 September 2015 or earlier, subject to his relocation from London, and other requirements. He will...
July 14, 2015
Total today announced the startup of its largest lubricants oil blending plant worldwide, located in Singapore. The 310,000-m.t./year facility will boost Total’s lubricants...
July 3, 2015
Solar Impulse 2, a solar energy-powered airplane, has completed a flight from Nagoya, Japan to Hawaii as part of a world tour. The plane, piloted by André Borschberg, flew for...
July 3, 2015
An explosion occurred today at a plant belonging to Hanwha Chemical at Ulsan, South Korea, that left six people dead and one person injured, local media reports say. The blast happened...
July 3, 2015
BP has officially commissioned the third phase of a previously announced purified terephthalic acid (PTA) project at the company's BP Zhuhai Chemical affiliate at Zhuhai, China, BP...
July 3, 2015
Sinochem (Beijing) says that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Solvay, for a strategic cooperation. The MOU was signed on 23 June at Beijing by Liu Deshu, chairman...
July 3, 2015
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals arm of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome), said on Friday that it has joined forces with Chinese companies to develop innovative green tires based on...
July 2, 2015
Air Liquide will invest about €60 million ($66.6 million) to build an air separation unit (ASU) at Shandong, China with a capacity of 2,000 m.t./day of oxygen to supply Shandong...
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