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September 3, 2013
Sumitomo Chemical says it is reorganizing its petrochemicals structure to sharpen focus on development. The company says it has established a new department, the resin-related business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-sharpens-petchems-focus_54871.html
September 3, 2013
PTT Global Chemical (Bangkok) has announced that it dissolved two of its subsidiaries, Bangkok Polyethylene Public Co. and PTT Polyethylene, as of 30 August.  PTT, on 1 July...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/PTT-dissolves-two-subsidiaries-following-restructuring_54868.html
September 2, 2013
Tosoh Corp. (Tokyo) announced today that it will build a plant to produce the company’s proprietary Rzeta emission-free reactive amine catalysts for polyurethane (PU) foams. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-to-build-emission-free-amine-catalysts-plant-for-PU-foams_54861.html
September 1, 2013
Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai), a leading Indian fertilizer  producer,  said it will invest nearly Rs8.5 billion rupees ($129.4 million) towards equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Rashtriya-reports-progress-on-fertilizer-projects-in-India-and-Ghana_54859.html
August 30, 2013
Faced with the unfamiliar challenge of ethane supply limitations, producers in the Mideast are shifting attention to heavier feedstocks and higher value-added products, according to The IHS Chemical World Analysis—Ethylene 2014. The situation contrasts with that in North America, where the petrochemical industry, revived by abundant shale energy resources, has surged back after a decade of decline....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/IHS-Chemical-Ethane-constraints-drive-Mideast-producers-to-heavier-feedstocks-higher-value-added-derivatives_54820.html
August 30, 2013
Pesticide firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says it was today fined $300,000 in the Victorian County Court for the death of an employee at the company’s Laverton North, Australia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Nufarm-fined-over-death-of-employee_54835.html
August 29, 2013
Evonik Industries has opened an expanded plant for the production of raw materials and additives for personal- and household-care at Bekasi, Indonesia. The company says that it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Evonik-opens-expanded-plant-for-personal-care-products-in-Indonesia_54821.html
August 29, 2013
Jayant Agro-Organics (Mumbai), India’s leading castor oil and castor oil–based derivatives producer, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Mitsui Chemicals and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Jayant-Agro-Mitsui-and-Itoh-Oil-Chemicals-plan-castor-oil-polyols-JV_54817.html
August 29, 2013
Asahi Kasei Chemicals announced today that it will build a polycarbonate diol (PCD) plant in China. PCD is an intermediate used in high-performance polyurethanes (PUs). The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Asahi-Kasei-Chemicals-to-build-polycarbonate-diol-plant-in-China_54807.html
August 28, 2013
Elemental Minerals (Perth, Australia), a minerals exploration company with rights to the Sintoukola potash project in the Republic of Congo (ROC), said today that it has received a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Elemental-gives-update-on-takeover-by-Dingyi-receives-environmental-approval-for-Congo-potash_54786.html
August 28, 2013
McVicar Industries (Toronto) says that production facilities at its wholly owned subsidiary Zhejiang Hongbo Chemical (Zhejiang, China) continue to be illegally occupied by factory...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Workers-occupy-McVicars-fine-chemicals-plant-in-China_54782.html
August 27, 2013
Saudi Aramco is in discussions to acquire a 20%-30% stake in the ONGC Petro additions (Opal; Vadodara, India) project at Dahej, India, say local press reports. Opal, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Saudi-Aramco-to-acquire-stake-in-Opal-project-in-India_54753.html
August 26, 2013
Sinopec’s chemicals segment reports an operating loss of 409 million renminbi ($67 million) in the first half of 2013 compared with an operating loss of Rmb1.25 billion in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Sinopecs-chemical-losses-narrow_54727.html
August 23, 2013
Indian Oil says it is planning to expand linear alkyl benzene (LAB) capacity at its Baroda refinery to meet increasing demand. The exisitng unit, designed to produce 120,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Indian-Oil-to-expand-linear-alkyl-benzene-capacity_54714.html
August 23, 2013
China’s Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that it has launched an antidumping investigation on 22 August into imports by China of tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-investigates-imports-of-tert-butylhydroquinone-from-India_54691.html
August 23, 2013
Orica (Melbourne) says it will support a research pilot plant, which will trial a technology that transforms captured carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into forms of solid carbonate for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Orica-invests-in-CO2-capture-research-project_54689.html
August 22, 2013
Shell’s Indonesian subsidiary is building a lubricating oil blending facility at Bekasi on the island of Java. It will be designed to produce 120,000 m.t./year and will be the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Shell-builds-lube-oil-blending-plant-in-Indonesia_54630.html
August 22, 2013
Sinofert Holdings, China’s largest fertilizer producer and distributor, reported a 35.5% lower profit in the first six months at 352.3 million Chinese renminbi ($57.5 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Sinofert-posts-lower-profit-potash-cartel-collapse-expected-to-benefit-China_54635.html
August 22, 2013
PetroChina’s refining and chemicals business segment recorded an operating loss of 15.86 billion renminbi ($2.59 billion) in the first half of 2013, compared with an operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/PetroChinas-chemicals-business-loss-widens_54643.html
August 22, 2013
PT Energi Agro Nusantara (Surabaya, Indonesia), a subsidiary of PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN X; Surabaya) has started construction of Indonesia's first bioethanol plant at Mojokerto...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Indonesia-starts-construction-of-first-bioethanol-facility_54634.html
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