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April 10, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical says that it plans to invest about ¥13 billion ($108.3 million) to build a photoresist production plant in Taiwan. Shin-Etsu has applied to authorities in Taiwan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Shin-Etsu-to-invest-$108-million-to-build-photoresist-plant-in-Taiwan_69323.html
April 9, 2015
Lanxess today announced that it has started production at its new, previously announced ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber plant at Changzhou, China. Lanxess...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Lanxess-starts-production-at-EPDM-plant-in-China_69302.html
April 8, 2015
Kuraray says that it has completed acquiring all shares in Plantic Technologies (Melbourne), a company involved in biobased barrier films, from Gordon Merchant No.2 Pty Ltd. Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-acquires-Australian-biobased-barrier-films-company-Plantic_69277.html
April 8, 2015
China's Ministry of Transport (Beijing) said today that it has requested that ships in the Port of Gulei, Fujian Province, evacuate from the port as a safety precaution after an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinas-transport-ministry-ask-ships-to-evacuate-Gulei-Port-after-petchem-plant-fire_69276.html
April 8, 2015
Fires have reignited at least three times since an initial blaze was extinguished yesterday near a para-xylene (p-xylene) plant operated by Tenglong Aromatics, or Dragon Aromatics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Reports-At-least-three-fires-reignite-at-tanks-belonging-to-Dragon-Aromatics_69275.html
April 8, 2015
On 1 April, Teijin launched an automotive business development division under the company’s carbon fibers and composites business unit, which will be responsible for marketing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-launches-division-to-expand-carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic-business-for-automotive-use_69274.html
April 8, 2015
Asahi Glass says that it will invest $400 million to build a power plant at the manufacturing site of the company’s Asahimas Chemical (Jakarta) subsidiary. This site is at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Asahi-Glass-to-build-power-plant-at-chlor-alkali-site-in-Indonesia_69272.html
April 7, 2015
Solenis, the former Ashland water treatment business, on 1 April completed the acquisition of the paper chemicals distribution assets of Connell Bros. Co. (CBC; Mumbai), a maker of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Solenis-completes-India-acquisition_69219.html
April 7, 2015
Arab Potash Co. (APC; Amman) and a Sinochem (Beijing) subsidiary have agreed for APC to supply 600,000 m.t. of potash to China during 2015. The price of the deliveries has not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Arab-Potash-signs-supply-agreement-with-China_69249.html
April 7, 2015
Clariant says that it has opened a desiccant manufacturing plant at its site at Zhenjiang, China, to meet growing desiccant demand in China. Clariant will produce its line of Container...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Clariant-opens-desiccant-manufacturing-plant-in-China_69244.html
April 6, 2015
A para-xylene plant in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China, has exploded for the second time in two years, according to local reports, which say the blast occurred at about 7 p.m. local time on 6 April. Raw video of the facility, owned by Dragon Aromatics, shows a massive fire. According to the South China Morning Post, 78 vehicles and 430 firefighters were sent to the scene....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Reports-Explosion-rocks-Dragon-Aromatics-p-xylene-plant-in-Zhangzhou-China_69218.html
April 6, 2015
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of ONGC (New Delhi), on Sunday commissioned a polypropylene (PP) plant at Mangalore, India. The unit forms part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Mangalore-Refinery-and-Petrochemicals-commissions-polypropylene-plant_69154.html
April 6, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC) announced today that on 2 April 2015, the Seoul High Court has upheld a lower court verdict in MCC’s favor in a patent infringement suit against...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korean-court-rules-in-Mitsubishi-Chemicals-favor-in-red-phosphor-patent-infringement-suilt_69160.html
April 4, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) said on Friday that it has rescheduled the shutdown of its olefins plant 1-4/1 at Map Ta Phut from August this year to 29 March 2015 to clean the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/PTT-Global-Chemical-brings-forward-turnaround-of-olefins-complex_69153.html
April 2, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has established a new subsidiary at Rangoon, Myanmar, and that it has also opened a previously announced new production plant at Ekala, Sri Lanka...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Sika-establishes-subsidiary-in-Myanmar-opens-plant-in-Sri-Lanka_69135.html
April 2, 2015
Japan’s imports of synthetic rubber in February sank from January’s levels, the Rubber Trade Association of Japan says. The country imported 4,809 m.t. of styrene butadiene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-imported-less-synthetic-rubber-in-February_69116.html
April 2, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) said today that it had completed the acquisition of Performance Fibers Asia (PF Asia), a premium polyester tire cord fabric producer, from Performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Indorama-completes-acquisition-of-Performance-Fibers-Asia_69125.html
April 2, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo) says it will build a second solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) line in Singapore by the beginning of next year, doubling capacity at the site to between...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Zeon-to-double-SSBR-capacity-in-Singapore-close-NBR-plant-in-the-UK_69131.html
April 2, 2015
IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals, says that it has completed the acquisition of Kushalchand (Mumbai), a distributor of food ingredients to the fast growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/IMCD-acquires-food-ingredients-distributor-in-India_69123.html
April 2, 2015
AkzoNobel and Brenntag have signed a three-year service contract in China under which Brenntag will provide services to AkzoNobel including laboratory and warehouse rental as well as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/AkzoNobel-and-Brenntag-enter-into-services-contract-in-China_69119.html
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