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November 29, 2013
Sumitomo Chemical announced today that it is raising its stake in Samsung Sumitomo LED Materials (SSLM) from 50% to 80.1% for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to be finalized...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Sumitomo-Chemical-raises-stake-in-electronics-related-jv-with-Samsung_57007.html
November 29, 2013
Beijing launched a carbon trading market on 28 November, making it the third city in China to establish such a trading platform, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Beijing-launches-carbon-trading-market_57004.html
November 28, 2013
The Chinese government says that Shanghai, on 26 November, has launched a carbon emission trading market. Currently, about 191 companies from industries such as chemicals, iron and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Shanghai-launches-carbon-trading-platform_56990.html
November 27, 2013
Sumitomo Chemical says it has also decided to discontinue the operation of Nihon Oxirane by the end of May 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-acquire-all-of-Nihon-Oxirane-from-LyondellBasell_56976.html
November 27, 2013
Dow Corning says it will buy out Mitsubishi Materials’ (Tokyo) stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Group joint ventures for $240 million. Dow Corning has purchased Mitsubishi Materials’ 12.125% ownership share in both Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. and Hemlock Semiconductor LLC. The deal increases Dow Corning’s stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. to 80.5% and in Hemlock Semiconductor LLC to 100%.  Shin-Etsu maintains a 19.5% stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Corp....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Dow-Corning-buys-Mitsubishi-Materials-stake-in-Hemlock-Semiconductor_56981.html
November 27, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) says it will be awarded a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's (RSPO) Renewable Energy Directive (RED)-Supply Chain certificate under the RSPO's new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Neste-Oil-awarded-the-worlds-first-RSPO-RED-certificate-for-biodiesel_56979.html
November 27, 2013
Styrolution says it will consolidates its Indian operations. The assets include ABS India (SAI; Vadodara, India) and Styrolution India Private Ltd. (Mumbai). Styrolution India Private...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Styrolution-to-consolidate-its-ABS-operations-in-India_56957.html
November 27, 2013
Vopak says it has completed the divestment of its 100% equity interest in Vopak Terminals Pasir Gudang (VTPG; Pasir Gudang, Malaysia), to PGEO Group (Pasir Gudang), a wholly-owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Vopak-sells-Malaysia-chemicals-terminal-subsidiary_56970.html
November 26, 2013
SK Global Chemical, through a strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Chemical, plans to build an acrylic acid plant at Ulsan, Korea by 2016. The plant will be designed to produce 160,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-to-build-acrylic-acid-and-derivatives-plants-as-part-of-portfolio-diversification_56961.html
November 26, 2013
Songwon (Ulsan, South Korea) reported 8.31 billion Korean won ($7.82 million) in profit during the third quarter, the company reported today, 46% higher year-on-year. Ebitda stood at 10.71 billion won, about 40% below Ebitda for the third quarter last year. Sales meanwhile rose 0.8% Y-O-Y to 175.8 billion won. "This has been a tough quarter but, once again, we have continued to demonstrate our growth potential. We have been able to offset softening selling prices with raw material prices following the same trend, however we do not expect this to continue as economies start to rebound," Jongho Park, chairman and CEO of Songwon....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-third-quarter-profit-up-over-46-percent_56956.html
November 26, 2013
Chempolis (Oulu, Finland), a biorefining technology company, says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC; New Delhi), for the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Chempolis-and-ONGC-sign-deal-for-production-of-cellulosic-ethanol-and-biochemicals_56954.html
November 25, 2013
Gharda Chemicals (Mumbai) plans to build a commercial-scale plant at Panoli, India for making specialized engineering resins polyetherketone (PEK), polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Gharda-Chemicals-to-build-commercial-scale-PEK-plant-in-India_56936.html
November 25, 2013
China’s Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China has imposed antidumping duties on imports of pyridine from India and Japan, for five years starting 21 November...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-pyridine-from-India-and-Japan_56935.html
November 25, 2013
China’s Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says it has extended China’s antidumping measures for methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) imported from Japan and Taiwan for a further...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-extends-antidumping-measures-on-methyl-ethyl-ketone-from-Japan-and-Taiwan_56934.html
November 21, 2013
The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC; Didcot, UK), part of the Ricardo Group (Shoreham-by-Sea, UK); and China's National Registration Centre for Chemicals (NRCC) have entered a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/UK-emergency-response-body-partners-with-Chinese-chemical-registration-center-to-assist-with-regulatory-compliance-in-China_56851.html
November 21, 2013
Kuraray has reached a deal to acquire DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls (GLS/vinyls) business, a leading producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), for $543 million. DuPont expects the deal to close during the first half of 2014.
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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-to-acquire-DuPonts-PVB-business-for-$543-million_56867.html
November 21, 2013
The European Union intends to impose 'definitive antidumping duties' on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, effective 27 November, the European Commission says. The measures...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/EU-to-impose-definitive-antidumping-duties-on-biodiesel-from-Argentina-Indonesia_56848.html
November 21, 2013
A. Schulman and SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), have formed a joint venture called SCG ICO Polymers that will be involved in the rotational...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/SCG-Chemicals-and-A-Schulman-form-rotational-molding-compound-JV_56839.html
November 21, 2013
Wacker Chemie announced today that it will expand capacity for dispersible polymer powders at Nanjing, China in 2014. The company plans to double the existing 30,000 m.t./year capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Wacker-Chemie-to-double-dispersible-polymer-powders-capacity-at-Nanjing_56843.html
November 20, 2013
Vencorex, a joint venture between Perstorp and PTT Global Chemical, said today that it plans to expand capacity for Tolonate hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) derivatives by building a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Vencorex-to-build-Tolonate-HDI-plant-in-Thailand_56823.html
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