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March 31, 2014
Renewable products company Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Kuraray have expanded and extended their ongoing collaboration in high performance polymers using Biofene, Amyris's brand of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Amyris-and-Kuraray-expand-collaboration-in-farnesene-based-polymers_59929.html
March 31, 2014
Tata Chemicals (Mumbai) and agribusiness company Olam International (Singapore) say that Tata Chemicals will not proceed with its proposed 25.1% equity participation in the greenfield...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Tata-Chemicals-exits-Gabon-fertilizer-project_59922.html
March 31, 2014
The Chinese government says that the Office of Work Safety Commission of the State Council, the country’s cabinet, has demanded strict safety standards when transporting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinese-government-demands-better-chemical-transportation-safety_59921.html
March 28, 2014
With feedstock para-xylene (p-xylene) increasingly oversupplied, China’s producers of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) are gaining leverage over feedstock costs, and p-xylene margins are consequently in decline, says Duncan Clark, sr. director/aromatics and glycols at IHS Chemical. “It’s similar to the PTA industry, where there were very good margins a few years ago, and that was the business to be in.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/IHS-WPC-2014-Chinas-PTA-producers-gaining-leverage-over-p-xylene-costs_59918.html
March 28, 2014
China's petrochemical industry, after a decade of rapid expansion, has reached two major bottlenecks: market monopolization and crude oil supply constraints. These constraints have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/IHS-WPC-2014-Chinas-investments-in-unconventional-feedstocks-will-transform-countrys-petchem-industry_59863.html
March 28, 2014
The Indian government on Thursday approved reducing the potash subsidy for the 2014/15 fiscal year, starting this April, by nearly 20%, to 9,400 Indian rupees/m.t. ($160), which will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/India-cuts-potash-subsidy-as-prices-decline_59894.html
March 28, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, on 27 March, officially opened its previously announced new acetonitrile plant at Ulsan, South Korea. The new, 11,000-m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-opens-acetonitrile-plant-in-South-Korea_59891.html
March 27, 2014
A wave of on-purpose propylene capacity over the next five years is set to significantly outpace projected demand growth....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/IHS-WPC-2014-Global-propylene-caught-in-supply-currents_59890.html
March 27, 2014
Sinofert Holdings, China’s largest fertilizer producer and distributor, today reported lower figures on overcapacity problems of fertilizer industry and a sluggish market. Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Sinofert-earnings-down-on-weak-fertilizer-market_59877.html
March 27, 2014
Total and China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC; Beijing) have signed a cooperation agreement covering liquefied natural gas (LNG). Total, under the existing 15-year contract, has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Total-signs-LNG-supply-agreement-with-CNOOC-ups-deliveries-to-China_59870.html
March 27, 2014
Reliance Industries, on 26 March, announced a planned maintenance shutdown of one of its three para-xylene (p-xylene) units at Jamnagar, India. The p-xylene unit is expected to be shut...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Reliance-Industries-temporarily-shuts-p-xylene-unit_59865.html
March 26, 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) has ruled that China's export restrictions on the key industrial raw materials rare earths, molybdenum, and tungsten violate international...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/WTO-rules-that-Chinas-restrictions-on-rare-earth-exports-violate-trade-regulations_59847.html
March 26, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical and Pioneer (Kawasaki, Japan) say that they have begun mass production and shipment of the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting module with a wet coating...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Japanese-firm-Pioneer-start-mass-production-of-OLED-lighting-module_59840.html
March 26, 2014
Invista announced today that it has broken ground on a new hexamethylenediamine (HMD) and nylon-6,6, polymer plants at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. These are a part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Invista-breaks-ground-on-Shanghai-nylon-66-expansion_59843.html
March 26, 2014
FDA issued a warning letter earlier this month to the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility of Smruthi Organics (Solapur, India) located at Solapur, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/FDA-issues-warning-letter-to-Smruthi-Organics-API-plant-in-India_59834.html
March 26, 2014
AstraZeneca announced today that it has completed the purchase of Sumitomo Chemical’s remaining shares in AstraZeneca K.K. (Osaka). Sumitomo announced last month that it planned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/AstraZeneca-completes-acquisition-of-Sumitomos-stake-in-AstraZeneca-Japan_59833.html
March 26, 2014
Dow Corning says it has appointed PolyOne Distribution as its distributor for medical-grade silicone products in Greater China. Both companies see strong potential in the region for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Dow-Corning-appoints-PolyOne-as-distributor-for-medical-grade-silicone-products-in-China_59830.html
March 26, 2014
CB&I says that it has been awarded a contract by Shandong Sincier Petrochemical for the license and engineering design of a grassroots propane and butane dehydrogenation unit to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinese-firm-selects-CB-and-I-Catofin-technology_59829.html
March 25, 2014
Sinopec said on Monday that it has made significant breakthroughs in the exploration and development of shale gas in China and is planning to develop the Fuling shale gas field in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinas-first-large-scale-shale-gas-field-enters-commercial-production_59814.html
March 24, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience broke ground today for a new hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) plant at Shanghai. The company first announced the project in 2011. The plant, with capacity for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Bayer-MaterialScience-holds-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-new-HDI-plant-at-Shanghai_59786.html
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