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October 1, 2013
Solvay announced plans today to build its first sodium bicarbonate production plant in Asia/Pacific. The plant will be constructed at Solvay’s existing production site at Map Ta...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Solvay-to-build-Southeast-Asias-first-sodium-bicarbonate-plant_55496.html
September 30, 2013
Ube Industries has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September. Ube expects to record net profits of ¥5 billion ($50.9 million) for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-upgrades-fiscal-first-half-earnings-projection_55510.html
September 30, 2013
BASF India says that, by mutual consent, Prasad Chandran has relinquished his position as chairman and managing director of the company with effect from the close of business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/BASF-India-appoints-new-chairman-and-managing-director_55495.html
September 30, 2013
Dow Chemical says that Qinghai Provincial Mining Co. has signed a license agreement with Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow, for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinese-firm-selects-Dow-Unipol-PP-technology_55491.html
September 30, 2013
Clariant says that it has acquired the organic pigments business of Jiangsu Multicolor Fine Chemical (Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China), a leading supplier of several types of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Clariant-acquires-organic-pigments-business-in-China-to-build-new-pigments-plant-in-the-country_55488.html
September 27, 2013
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings and industrial gases firm Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. (TNSC; Tokyo) say that they have entered into a capital and business alliance agreement. TNSC will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Taiyo-Nippon-Sanso-form-business-alliance_55473.html
September 27, 2013
Toray Industries says that it has agreed to purchase all stakes in Zoltek (St. Louis), a company that manufactures and sells large tow carbon fibers, at $16.75/share. The total...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-to-acquire-US-carbon-fiber-firm-Zoltek-for-$584-million_55469.html
September 26, 2013
Wison Engineering Services (Shanghai) says it has commercialized its proprietary methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology with the start-up of a plant with annual capacity for 300,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Wison-commercializes-MTO-technology-in-China_55452.html
September 26, 2013
The petroleum and chemical industry in China reported a 9.9% rise in revenue in the first seven months of 2013, compared with the year-ago period, to 6.6 trillion renminbi ($1.07...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinas-petroleum-and-chemical-industry-reports-rise-in-sales-and-profits_55443.html
September 25, 2013
Dow today announced several capacity hikes within its polyurethanes (PUs) business at Freeport, TX, and Map Ta Phut. Capital costs have not been disclosed. At Freeport, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Dow-PUs-announces-capacity-hikes-in-Texas-Thailand_55424.html
September 25, 2013
The Taiwanese government has decided to lift the ban on Taiwanese companies investing in upstream projects in China, including olefins plants. Sources in Taipei tell CW that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Taiwan-lifts-ban-on-cracker-projects-in-Mainland-China-Gulei-to-go-first_55419.html
September 25, 2013
AkzoNobel says it will invest a total of over €50 million ($67 million) to build new manufacturing facilities at Chengdu, China, for its powder coatings and decorative paints...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/AkzoNobel-to-build-powder-coatings-decorative-paints-facilities-in-China_55413.html
September 25, 2013
Praxair announced on 24 September that it has opened a global technology center at Shanghai to support development and innovation. The Praxair China Technology Center is located in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Praxair-opens-global-technology-center-in-China_55395.html
September 24, 2013
Ineos Phenol and Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co. (YPC) have begun construction of a 650,000-m.t./year phenol-acetone facility at Nanjing, China, the companies announced on 23 September. They expect the facility, which will include a 550,000-m.t./year cumene plant, to be operational by the end of 2016.
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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Ineos-Phenol-and-Sinopec-YPC-break-ground-on-$500-million-phenol-acetone-project_55380.html
September 24, 2013
Emery Oleochemicals (Selangor, Malaysia) has established a new business unit, eco-friendly polyols, in recognition of the opportunities in the global polyol industry, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Emery-Oleochemicals-establishes-eco-friendly-polyols-business-unit_55391.html
September 24, 2013
Lanxess says it is progressing according to plan with the construction of its previously announced world-scale plant for ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) synthetic rubber at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Lanxess-on-track-with-EPDM-project-in-China_55392.html
September 24, 2013
Jacobs Engineering says it has been selected to provide engineering services for biopolymers supplier NatureWorks’ (Minnetonka, MN) new Ingeo production plant in Southeast Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/NatureWorks-awards-Jacobs-contract-for-Ingeo-biopolymer-plant-in-Southeast-Asia_55390.html
September 23, 2013
LG Chem has pulled out of the 60-billion Indian rupee ($956 million) petrochemical project to be located adjacent to Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.’s (BPCL; Mumbai) refinery at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/BPCL-confirms-LG-Chems-exit-from-Kochi-petrochemical-project_55354.html
September 23, 2013
Jamal Al Sarayrah, APC chairman, and Liu Deshu, president of Sinochem, sign the agreement at Beijing. Sinochem (Beijing) and Arab Potash Co. (APC; Amman, Jordan) say that they signed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Sinochem-and-Arab-Potash-sign-three-year-potash-supply-agreement_55353.html
September 23, 2013
Orica (Melbourne) says that Andrew Larke, currently executive global head/strategy and planning at the company, will become executive global head/chemicals while still maintaining his...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Orica-appoints-new-head-of-chemicals-business_55352.html
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