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January 8, 2015
Qatar Liquefied Gas Co. (Qatargas) has delivered its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment to PTT (Bangkok), Pailin Chuchottaworn, president and CEO of PTT, said today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Qatargas-delivers-first-LNG-shipment-to-PTT_66641.html
January 8, 2015
Japan imported 55,827 m.t. of natural rubber in November, 12.9% lower versus 64,075 m.t. in October, The Rubber Trade Association of Japan (RTAJ) says. Oversupply concerns continued to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-imports-less-natural-rubber-in-November-synthetic-rubber-imports-mostly-up_66639.html
January 8, 2015
TPOZ's production facility at Zhangjiagang, China. Mitsui & Co. and Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK; Ipoh, Malaysia), a company involved in palm plantation and oleochemicals, say that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Mitsui-and-Co-to-invest-in-Kuala-Lumpur-Kepongs-oleochemicals-project-in-China_66644.html
January 8, 2015
Mitsubishi Plastics and Mitsubishi Rayon —both subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings— say that they have agreed to integrate the pitch-based carbon fiber business of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Plastics-and-Mitsubishi-Rayon-to-integrate-certain-carbon-fiber-businesses_66640.html
January 7, 2015
Chandra Asri plans to start up a new condensate splitter in Banten Province, Indonesia, in early 2019, the company said today. Naphtha produced by the splitter will be allocated for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Chandra-Asri-aims-to-bring-new-condensate-splitter-online-in-2019_66351.html
January 7, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) and Showa Shell Sekiyu (Tokyo), two of Japan’s major oil refiners and producers of petrochemicals, are in tie-up discussions, the companies have announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosan-and-Showa-Shell-Sekiyu-in-tie-up-talks_66393.html
January 7, 2015
Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (FPC) plans to shut its No. 1 cracker at Mailiao, Taiwan, over June and July to carry out a scheduled maintenance program, a source close to the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Formosa-Petrochemical-plans-mid-2015-turnaround-at-No-1-cracker_66610.html
January 7, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says that it has started producing Iupizeta EP, a specialty polycarbonate resin, at the company’s manufacturing site at Niigata, Japan. Only...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-doubles-specialty-polycarbonate-resin-production-capacity_66608.html
January 7, 2015
DSM says that its personal-care business, a global provider of ingredients for beauty products, has signed a distribution agreement with Mascot Universal (Mumbai) that became effective...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/DSM-signs-distribution-deal-with-Indian-firm_66604.html
January 6, 2015
Tsutomu Tannowa, president and CEO of Mitsui Chemicals, in a New Year’s message, says that the company is targeting operating profits of ¥60.0 billion ($505.7 million) in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-targets-operating-profits-of-¥100-billion-in-2020_66576.html
January 6, 2015
Henkel says that it has opened its first Asia/Pacific Loctite Impregnation Service Center at Suzhou, China. With this new service center, Henkel brings its impregnation technology from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Henkel-opens-technical-service-center-in-China_66573.html
January 6, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) announced today that its Singapore subsidiary has established a wholly owned packaging business in Myanmar.  "Indorama Ventures believes that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Indoramas-Singapore-unit-establishes-packaging-firm-in-Myanmar_66572.html
January 6, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has been feeding 10% liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the company's No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeosu, South Korea, since 1 January, a source close to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Yeochun-NCCs-No-1-cracker-starts-using-10-percent-LPG_66570.html
January 6, 2015
China has canceled its system of quotas that restrict exports of rare earths in order to comply with a World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) ruling, press reports say. WTO, in August...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-cancels-rare-earth-export-quotas_66569.html
January 5, 2015
SRF (Gurgaon), a leading Indian manufacturer of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants, has acquired the global HFC-134a pharmaceutical propellant gases business of DuPont for $20...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Indian-firm-acquires-DuPonts-Dymel-pharma-grade-HFC-134a-business_66538.html
January 5, 2015
Nippon Shokubai, in a New Year’s message to its employees on 5 January, said that it will make a final decision this year about investments to expand the production capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-to-make-final-decision-on-SAP-expansion_66550.html
January 2, 2015
Hyosung Corp. (Seoul), the world’s largest producer of spandex fiber, says it plans to expand capacity at its plant in Guangdong Province, China by more than 14%. The expansion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Hyosung-to-hike-spandex-production-capacity-in-China_66536.html
December 31, 2014
Asian aromatics prices have lost much of their value in 2014, falling toward the end of December to about half of their levels one year ago, IHS Chemical data show. Prices have fallen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Aromatics-prices-have-fallen-by-half-in-Asia-during-2014_66509.html
December 31, 2014
FDA issued a warning letter on 19 December to the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and finished pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities of Novacyl Wuxi Pharmaceutical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/FDA-issues-warning-letter-to-API-plant-in-China_66511.html
December 30, 2014
Hitoshi Ochi. Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings has named Hitoshi Ochi as president and CEO, effective 1 April 2015. Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings is the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical. Ochi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Holdings-names-next-CEO_66475.html
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