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September 18, 2013
Lanxess today announced a series of measures aimed at improving the company's competitiveness following a period of weak demand for synthetic rubber, which has led to a major drop in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Lanxess-to-cut-jobs-reduce-pay-sell-assets-because-of-weak-rubber-demand_55223.html
September 18, 2013
Henkel says it today opened the world’s largest adhesives plant in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, at Caojing, China. Henkel began constructing this previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Henkel-opens-worlds-largest-adhesives-plant-in-China_55221.html
September 17, 2013
Brenntag says it has signed an agreement to acquire the chemical distribution division of the Zytex Group, a biotechnology food formulation and manufacturing company in India, by means...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Brenntag-acquires-chemical-distribution-business-in-India_55208.html
September 17, 2013
Kuraray says it has decided to expand the production capacity for Vecstar liquid crystalline polymer film at the company’s site at Saijo, Japan. Liquid crystalline polymer film...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-expands-capacity-for-liquid-crystalline-polymer-film_55203.html
September 17, 2013
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says it has been awarded a contract by Chandra Asri Petrochemical (Jakarta) for expanding the production capacity of its naphtha cracker at Cilegon...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Toyo-awarded-contract-by-Chandra-Asri-for-cracker-expansion_55202.html
September 16, 2013
Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC; New Delhi, India) has pulled out of a race to acquire the West Bengal, India's governmental stake in Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL; Kolkata...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Reports-ONGC-pulls-out-of-race-to-acquire-Haldia-Petrochemicals_55177.html
September 16, 2013
Bayer CropScience has signed an agreement, with Deccan Fine Chemicals (Hyderabad, India), to sell its Ankleshwar, India–based agchems manufacturing site for 1.27 billion Indian...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Bayer-CropScience-sells-Indian-site-to-Deccan-Fine-Chemicals_55166.html
September 16, 2013
Kao (Tokyo) says its wholly owned Pilipinas Kao Inc. (PKI; Jasaan, Philippines) subsidiary has completed the previously announced 1.4-times expansion of production capacity for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kao-completes-expansion-of-fatty-alcohols-production-capacity-in-Philippines_55171.html
September 16, 2013
BASF said today that it will open a technical service laboratory at its Asia/Pacific innovation campus, located in the Pudong region of Shanghai, to serve China’s mining...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/BASF-to-open-technical-service-lab-for-mining-solutions-at-Shanghai_55169.html
September 16, 2013
The Chinese government says that the Ministry of Land and Resources (Beijing) will cap rare earth production at 93,800 m.t. for 2013. The caps are set in accordance with a national...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-caps-rare-earth-production_55167.html
September 16, 2013
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) reports a 94.6% fall in net profits for the second quarter of 2013 compared with the corresponding period of the previous year, to 518 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-reports-huge-fall-in-quarterly-profits_54636.html
September 13, 2013
Bayer MaterialScience will debottleneck its 350,000-m.t./year methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate production facility at Shanghai, increasing capacity there to 500,000 m.t./year by mid-2014. The expansion had originally been planned for 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-increase-Shanghai-MDI-to-500000-m-t-year-by-mid-2014_55147.html
September 13, 2013
Aurobindo Pharma (Hyderabad, India) says it will acquire, from existing private shareholders, Hyacinths Pharma (Andhra Pradesh, India), a company incorporated to manufacture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Aurobindo-to-acquire-Hyacinths-Pharma-as-part-of-APIs-push_55144.html
September 12, 2013
Plans for a megarefinery and petrochemical project in China—planned by PetroChina, Shell Chemicals, and Qatar Petroleum—are expected to be severely delayed, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/PetroChina-Shell-and-QP-refinery-and-petchems-JV-project-in-China-delayed_55126.html
September 11, 2013
Mitsubishi Rayon and energy company PTT (Bangkok) say they have signed a memorandum of understanding to study jointly the establishment of a carbon fiber manufacturing business in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Mitsubishi-Rayon-PTT-to-study-carbon-fiber-manufacturing-venture-in-Southeast-Asia_55096.html
September 11, 2013
Tosoh says its Taiyo Vinyl subsidiary is expanding polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex. The company will add 10,000 m.t./year capacity by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-hikes-PVC-capacity-in-Japan_55091.html
September 11, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has set its sights on growing the company's highly successful performance materials business, particularly liquid crystals, in which Merck has 60%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Merck-KGaA-sharpens-focus-on-performance-materials_55073.html
September 10, 2013
Praxair India, a subsidiary of Praxair, announced today that it has signed two long-term contracts with JSW Steel (Mumbai) to operate on-site nitrogen plants for the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Praxair-India-to-supply-JSW-Steel-with-nitrogen-for-expansion_55074.html
September 10, 2013
Jayant Agro-Organics (Mumbai), Mitsui Chemicals and Itoh Oil Chemical (Yokkaichi, Japan) have given more details about their proposed biopolyols joint venture, which was exclusively...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Jayant-Mitsui-Chemicals-and-Itoh-Oil-detail-biopolyols-jv-in-India_55065.html
September 10, 2013
Technip, Europe’s largest engineering & construction (E&C) firm, has signed an agreement with China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corp., (HQC), a CNPC subsidiary...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Technip-forms-two-joint-ventures-with-Chinese-engineering-company_55061.html
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