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February 27, 2014
Huntsman Corp. today officially opened a new thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) production facility in the Jinshan Second Industry Zone at Shanghai, China. The plant, which cost $20...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Huntsman-opens-thermoplastic-polyurethanes-facility-in-Shanghai_59141.html
February 26, 2014
Ranbaxy Laboratories (Gurgaon, India) says that it has temporarily suspended shipping active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) produced at its plants at Toansa and Dewas, India. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Ranbaxy-stops-API-shipments-from-Indian-plants_59112.html
February 26, 2014
Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC) has signed a contract to export potash fertilizers to China in the first half of 2014, the Belarusian Telegraph Agency said on Tuesday. BPC’s contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Belarusian-Potash-Co-signs-contract-to-export-potash-to-China_59109.html
February 26, 2014
Cytec Industries says it has extended the existing distribution agreement between Cytec Process Materials and Argosy International (New York). The agreement, which already included the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Cytec-Process-Materials-extends-distribution-agreement-in-Asia-with-Argosy_59107.html
February 26, 2014
Showa Denko says it has decided to increase its capacity for supplying high-purity nitrous oxide (N2O), a specialty gas for semiconductor production, by cooperating with Dooam...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Showa-Denko-builds-high-purity-nitrous-oxide-capacity-in-South-Korea_59105.html
February 26, 2014
BASF says sales to customers in Asia/Pacific were €12.5 billion ($17.17 billion) in 2013, which is unchanged compared with 2012. BASF companies located in the region had total...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/BASF-reports-flat-sales-in-Asia_59103.html
February 25, 2014
Dow Building Solutions, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, has completed converting its three styrofoam extruded polystyrene (XPS) plants in Japan to new polymeric flame-retardant (FR)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Dow-completes-conversion-of-styrofoam-XPS-plants-in-Japan-to-new-polymeric-flame-retardant-technology_59068.html
February 25, 2014
Asahi Kasei says it will close permanently several petrochemical production plants in Japan and, with Mitsubishi Chemical, is also moving ahead with the previously announced plan to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-close-several-petrochemical-plants-in-Japan-moves-ahead-with-cracker-JV-with-Mitsubishi-Chemical_59069.html
February 25, 2014
Toray Industries says that it has developed an ultralow pressure, highly durable reverse osmosis (RO) membrane by leveraging the company’s proprietary microstructure control...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-develops-ultralow-pressure-highly-durable-reverse-osmosis-membrane_59067.html
February 25, 2014
Styron says it plans to expand its latex capacity with a new reactor at its Zhangjiagang, China, production facility. This expansion will mainly support the demand for latex in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Styron-to-expand-latex-capacity-in-China_59061.html
February 21, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) reports a net loss of $16 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with a net loss of $7 million in the year-ago quarter. Fourth-quarter sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Indorama-reports-fourth-quarter-loss_59017.html
February 21, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) says that the company's olefins plant 14-1 at Map Ta Phut, which has production capacities of 515,000 m.t./year of ethylene and 310,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/PTT-Global-Chemical-temporarily-shuts-olefins-plant_59016.html
February 20, 2014
Ineos Phenol and Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co. (Sinopec YPC) have today signed a joint venture agreement and the Articles of Association to form a 50-50 jv company at Nanjing, China...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Ineos-and-Sinopec-sign-JV-agreement-for-phenol-acetone-project-in-China_58942.html
February 20, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says that on 1 April 2014, it will establish the Life Science Institute, with its headquarters at Tokyo. Four...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-consolidate-several-health-care-businesses-under-new-company-Life-Science-Institute_58934.html
February 20, 2014
Uhdenora, a joint venture between ThyssenKrupp Electrolysis and Industrie De Nora (Milan), has signed a contract with the Befar Group to build an 80,000-m.t./year caustic soda plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Uhdenora-awarded-first-energy-efficient-ODC-technology-chlor-alkali-contract_58933.html
February 19, 2014
Ningbo Fortune Petrochemical (Ningbo, China) has selected UOP's C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane to propylene via propane dehydrogenation. Ningbo Fortune will employ the technology in a 600,000-m.t./year propylene plant that is expected to start up in 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Ningbo-Fortune-licenses-UOPs-Oleflex-propylene-technology_58902.html
February 18, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) reports a 2.1% fall in net profits for full-year 2013 compared with 2012, to 33.3 billion baht ($1.02 billion). Sales for 2013 decreased 2.4%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/PTT-Global-Chemical-reports-fall-in-profits_58868.html
February 18, 2014
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing), on 17 February, announced its preliminary ruling on the previously announced antidumping investigation into Chinese imports of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-investigation-confirms-EU-US-dumped-perchloroethylene_58858.html
February 18, 2014
Air Products says it has recently signed contracts with over 20 recycled copper manufacturers in China to provide its oxy-fuel solution—with about half of them onstream and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Air-Products-provides-oxy-fuel-to-over-20-China-copper-recyclers_58877.html
February 18, 2014
Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) says that it will build a new manufacturing facility for the company’s Kanekalon/Kanecaron acrylic fibers at the site of its Kaneka Malaysia (Kuantan)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kaneka-to-build-acrylic-fibers-facility-in-Malaysia_58854.html
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