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October 23, 2013
BASF today announced a restructuring plan for its pigments business, with a planned reduction of 650 jobs by 2017. The company says this will strengthen the competitiveness of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/BASF-to-cut-650-jobs-close-UK-pigments-plant-restructure-others_56112.html
October 23, 2013
Nippon Shokubai (Osaka) today held an inauguration ceremony for its $300-million acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) manufacturing complex at Cilegon, Indonesia. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Nippon-Shokubai-opens-acrylic-acid-and-superabsorbents-complex-in-Indonesia_56105.html
October 22, 2013
Albemarle announced today that it has completed an installation of a granulation and blending system at its Shanghai antioxidant facility—upping total one-pack capacity to over...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Albemarle-builds-blending-granulation-system-at-Shanghai-facility_56102.html
October 21, 2013
ONGC Petro Additions (Opal; Vadodara, India) expects to bring online its $4-billion petrochemical complex at Dahej, Gujarat State, India, in June or July next year, CW has learned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Opal-petrochemical-complex-online-in-mid-2014-Aramco-IPIC-possible-partners_56051.html
October 21, 2013
ISEM, a 50-50 joint venture between Chemtura Netherlands and Isagro (Milan), has announced the sale of its orthosulfamuron systemic herbicide to Nihon Nohyaku (Tokyo). The sale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Chemtura-Isagro-JV-sells-herbicide-business-to-Nihon-Nohyaku_56060.html
October 21, 2013
Teijin says it has established Teijin Corp. Thailand, a wholly owned subsidiary that will produce and sell the previously announced newly developed meta-aramid fiber. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Teijin-establishes-subsidiary-in-Thailand_56055.html
October 20, 2013
Reliance Industries (Mumbai) is planning to add more capacity at its huge refining and petrochemical complex at Jamnagar, India after the current wave of projects, dubbed Jamnagar 3...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Reliance-Industries-mulls-Jamnagar-4-outlines-petchem-projects_56052.html
October 18, 2013
McVicar Industries (Toronto) reports today that it has been granted access to the production facilities of its Zhejiang Hongbo Chemical subsidiary through the involvement of local...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/McVicar-regains-access-to-Hongbo-facility-after-worker-occupation_56037.html
October 18, 2013
Braskem and Toyota Tsusho (Tokyo), the trading arm of Toyota, have renewed their agreement for the distribution of "green" polyethylene (PE) in Asia, Braskem announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/K-2013-Braskem-and-Toyota-Tsusho-renew-distribution-agreement-for-green-PE_56030.html
October 18, 2013
PolyOne says it is expanding its operations in India with a new facility at Pune that will manufacture specialty materials—including solid masterbatches, liquid colorants, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/PolyOne-to-build-specialty-materials-facility-in-India_56014.html
October 18, 2013
LG Chem reports a 23.2% decrease in net profits for the third quarter compared with the year-ago period, to 352.3 billion South Korean won ($332 million). Third-quarter sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-reports-fall-in-profits_56025.html
October 18, 2013
BASF says it has completed the previously announced expansion of its antioxidant production capacity in Jurong Island, Singapore. BASF supplies a range of antioxidants under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/BASF-completes-expansion-of-antioxidants-capacity-in-Singapore_56024.html
October 18, 2013
BASF India (Mumbai) has opened its previously announced new precious metal-based fine chemical catalysts production plant and product development laboratory at the company’s site...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/BASF-opens-fine-chemical-catalysts-plant-in-India_56020.html
October 17, 2013
CB&I says that it has been awarded a contract by GS Caltex (Seoul), a joint venture between GS Holdings (Seoul) and Chevron, for the license, basic engineering, and catalyst supply...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/CB-and-I-awarded-contract-by-GS-Caltex-for-p-xylene-project-in-Korea_55993.html
October 17, 2013
The new R&D center is located at Changshu. Arkema has today opened its first R&D center in China, located in the company’s industrial site at Changshu. The new center...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Arkema-opens-its-first-R-and-D-center-in-China_55989.html
October 17, 2013
Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is moving ahead with plans to repeal the country’s unpopular carbon tax, which was introduced in July 2012 by the previous Labor government...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Australian-PM-moves-to-repeal-carbon-tax_55987.html
October 16, 2013
LanzaTech (Roselle, IL) and SK innovation (Seoul) have agreed to develop a new process technology for the production of 1,3-butadiene, and the collaboration will accelerate the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LanzaTech-partners-with-SK-Innovation-to-develop-process-technology-for-green-chemicals_55962.html
October 16, 2013
Dow Corning says it has recently opened a new India distribution center (IDC), at Panvel. The IDC is a storage facility located at the CCI Logistics Park and can be scaled up to cater...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Dow-Corning-opens-distribution-center-in-India_55958.html
October 15, 2013
Synthesis Energy Systems (SES; Houston) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hongye International Investment group (Wuhai, Mongolia) for the supply of SES’...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Synthesis-Energy-Systems-to-provide-gasification-technology-for-glycol-plant_55946.html
October 15, 2013
Teijin says it has today launched Sereebo, a new brand for carbon fiber–reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP), which will be used in green products. The company expects Sereebo to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-launches-brand-for-carbon-fiber-reinforced-thermoplastics_55939.html
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