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February 17, 2015
South Korea exported 13,239 m.t. of mixed xylenes in January, plunging 61% from 34,066 m.t. one year earlier and down 32% from 19,418 m.t. in December 2014, Korea customs service data...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-mixed-xylene-exports-sank-in-January_67818.html
February 16, 2015
South Korea exported 47,897 m.t. of toluene in January, down 22% from 61,280 m.t. in December and 36% lower than 78,720 m.t. in the first month of 2014, Korea customs service data...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-toluene-exports-fell-in-January_67805.html
February 16, 2015
South Korea’s styrene exports fell 13% in January, to 99,722 m.t. against 114,867 m.t. in December 2014 and shrank 17% from 121,415 m.t. year-on-year, Korea customs service data...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korea-exports-less-styrene-in-January_67810.html
February 16, 2015
Asahi Kasei reports a 34% rise in net profits for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥88.4 billion ($752.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-reports-rise-in-profits_67514.html
February 16, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates) says that renewable energy can fuel India’s economic growth, and that the country “boasts some of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Irena-renewable-energy-can-fuel-Indias-economic-growth_67812.html
February 16, 2015
DIC (Tokyo) has reported its financial results for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2014. DIC decided in 2013 to change its fiscal year-end from 31 March to 31 December, and, as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-reports-fall-in-profits_67813.html
February 16, 2015
AkzoNobel says that its performance coatings business will invest €2.5 million ($2.8 million) to expand its plant at Cikarang, Indonesia. The expansion is expected to be completed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/AkzoNobel-to-expand-coatings-capacity-in-Indonesia_67811.html
February 15, 2015
Fast-growing pharma group Cipla (Mumbai) has announced that it has agreed with existing partner Biopharm SPA to form a joint venture in Algeria. The jv will produce and market...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Cipla-to-form-jv-in-Algeria-acquires-majority-in-Jay-Precision-Pharma_67797.html
February 13, 2015
KH Neochem (Tokyo) and CPC (Taipei) have agreed to form a jv for the production of isononyl alcohol (INA), says KH Neochem. The companies expect to establish the jv, Taiwan-Japan Oxo Chemical Industries, in June, followed by the construction of a $400 million, 180,000 m.t./year INA plant in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/KH-Neochem-CPC-to-build-$400-million-isononyl-alcohol-plant-in-Taiwan_67794.html
February 12, 2015
Showa Denko reports a 41% fall in net profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the year ago quarter, to ¥1.36 billion ($11.4 million). Fourth-quarter sales for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denkos-chemicals-and-petrochemicals-businesses-report-mixed-results_67753.html
February 12, 2015
Showa Denko says that it will form a joint venture with Eternal Materials Co. (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), a producer of plastics, specialty chemicals, and electronic chemicals, to build a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Showa-Denko-and-Taiwanese-firm-form-JV-to-build-bulk-molding-compounds-plant-in-China_67750.html
February 12, 2015
BASF and the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM; Bangi, Malaysia) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the UKM Medical Centre at Kuala Lumpur  Anthony Clymo...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/BASF-and-Malaysian-university-to-promote-research-and-education-in-occupational-health_67747.html
February 12, 2015
Three major steam cracker operators in South Korea have consecutively scheduled maintenance shutdown programs for at least one of their respective crackers over March–June. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Three-Korea-crackers-to-shut-consecutively-in-March-June-for-turnarounds_67744.html
February 12, 2015
Daelim's petrochemical production site at Yeosu, South Korea. Daelim Industrial (Seoul) says that its petrochemical division plans to expand production capacity at its highly reactive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Daelim-to-expand-polybutene-capacity-at-Yeosu_67743.html
February 12, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has scheduled maintenance shutdown programs for several of its petrochemical plants at its Yeosu, South Korea, complex between 14 May and 14 June, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Yeochun-NCC-to-shut-several-plants-for-maintenance_67741.html
February 11, 2015
The board of directors of Grasim Industries has approved a proposed merger with Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) that would consolidate the Aditya Birla Group’s chlor-alkali business into Grasim....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Grasim-agrees-to-merger-with-Aditya-Birla-Chemicals-India_67724.html
February 11, 2015
A national shale oil R&D center has been established within Sinopec as a key innovation platform approved by the Chinese government’s National Energy Administration (NEA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/National-shale-oil-R-and-D-center-established-at-Sinopec_67715.html
February 11, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on sodium nitrate imports from China, the European Union, South Korean, and Ukraine for five years back-dated from 19 March 2014, the Ministry of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/India-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-sodium-nitrate-from-China-EU-Korea-Ukraine_67709.html
February 10, 2015
China's consumer price index (CPI) for January inched 0.8% higher year-on-year, down from 1.5% in December 2014 and its slowest increase since 0.6% in November 2009, the National...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinas-January-CPI-rises-slowest-since-November-2009_67673.html
February 10, 2015
Tosoh announced last week that it completed the previously announced merger of its wholly owned Nippon Polyurethane Industry Co. (NPU; Tokyo) subsidiary with Tosoh, on 1 October 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-absorbs-Nippon-Polyurethane-subsidiary_67680.html
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