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April 29, 2015
Excipact says that Ideal Cures (Mumbai) has received certification from SGS France, one of Excipact's certification bodies. The certification demonstrates that the Ideal Cures sites at...
April 29, 2015
BASF today announced that it has begun trial operations at the mononitrobenzene plant within the previously announced integrated methylene di-para -phenylene isocyanate (MDI) complex...
April 29, 2015
Dow Chemical says that its polyurethanes business has started up a previously announced polyether polyols plant in the Asia Industrial Estate in Rayong Province, Thailand. Utilizing...
April 29, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical will shut its phenol plant at Kashima, Japan, in June for a scheduled maintenance program lasting about a month, the company says. The plant has a production...
April 29, 2015
Cepsa (Madrid) plans to have its new phenol plant at Shanghai running at full capacity by May, the company says. It has a design capacity of 250,000 m.t./year of phenol; 150,000...
April 28, 2015
Honeywell today announced that its performance materials and technologies division has opened a previously announced manufacturing facility at Zhangjiagang, China, that produces...
April 28, 2015
Celanese today announced that it has begun constructing a vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) emulsions production plant at the company’s acetyls facility at Jurong Island, Singapore...
April 28, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports net profits rose 13% for the fiscal year ended 31 March compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥128.6 billion ($1.08 billion). Full-year sales...
April 28, 2015
PetroChina’s refining and chemicals business reports an operating loss of 5.06 billion renminbi ($817 million) in the first quarter of 2015 compared with an operating loss of...
April 28, 2015
Indian Oil (New Delhi) says it expects that its new 15 million-m.t./year refinery at Paradip, India, will be fully operational in six to eight months. The refinery's atmospheric and...
April 28, 2015
As planned, Lotte Chemical (Seoul) began adjusting feedstocks for its steam crackers at Yeosu and Daesan, South Korea, today, a source close to the company says. The Yeosu cracker will...
April 28, 2015
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) is operating its styrene plant at Daesan, South Korea, at about 100% of capacity after it completed a planned maintenance program earlier this month, a source...
April 27, 2015
Sinopec’s president and vice-chairman, Wang Tianpu has been detained by Communist party investigators on suspicion of serious violations of discipline and the law, a phrase that...
April 27, 2015
W. R. Grace said today that it will provide its Unipol polypropylene (PP) technology and services to Yunnan Yuntianhua PetroChemical Co., for a new 150,000 m.t./year PP production...
April 27, 2015
Praxair says it has signed a long-term contract with China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) to supply industrial gases for CNOOC’s refinery and chemical production...
April 27, 2015
Showa Denko says that it will establish a company next month that will take over its phenolic resins business. Showa Denko will transfer 85% of the shares in the new company to Aica...
April 27, 2015
S-Oil Corp. (Seoul), South Korea's third-largest oil refiner by sales, majority owned by Saudi Aramco, today announced a major increase in first-quarter profits. Net income was 211.25...
April 27, 2015
Solvay says that it today broke ground on a facility that will produce highly dispersible silica (HDS) at Gunsan, South Korea. The 80,000-m.t./year HDS plant is expected to become...
April 27, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo) says that it will expand production capacity at its Mizushima, Japan, site for thermoplastic elastomers sold under the brand Quintac, which is used mainly as a raw...
April 27, 2015
China’s imports of aromatics were mostly higher in March versus February amid market concerns of tight supplies, falling inventories, and plant turnarounds, the latest statistics...
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