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January 15, 2014
Total says it has received the go-ahead from the Chinese authorities to proceed with a coal-to-olefins joint venture with China Power Investment Corp. (CPI; Beijing) in the autonomous...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Total-gets-green-light-for-coal-to-olefins-JV-in-China_57976.html
January 15, 2014
Indian energy major ONGC (New Delhi) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (KPC), which could lead to the Kuwaiti firm becoming a shareholder in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Kuwait-Petroleum-ONGC-sign-deal-for-OPAL-and-Mangalore-projects-in-India_57975.html
January 15, 2014
Wacker Chemie today opened an expanded technical center for silicone products at Amtala, near Kolkata, India. Wacker Metroark Chemicals (WMC), a joint venture in which Wacker has 51%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Wacker-expands-silicones-technical-center-at-Kolkata_57971.html
January 15, 2014
The board of Yara International (Oslo) has informed the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim) that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Norway-fines-Yara-for-corrupt-payments-related-to-Libya-India-expansions_57970.html
January 14, 2014
Saudi Aramco will spend $2 billion to acquire Hanjin Energy’s stake in S-Oil (Seoul), Korea’s third largest oil refiner and a major producer of para-xylene (p-xylene)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Saudi-Aramco-to-become-majority-shareholder-in-S-Oil_57949.html
January 14, 2014
LG Chem (Seoul), South Korea’s largest chemical company, says that it will invest 320 billion South Korean won ($304 million), to increase production capacity for acrylic acid at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-to-invest-over-$300-million-to-increase-acrylic-acid-capacity_57467.html
January 13, 2014
Toyobo Chemicals Thailand (Phanthong Chonburi, Thailand), a joint venture between Toyobo and Mitsubishi Corp., has started full-scale operations at a polyester resins plant at Amata...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Toyobo-polyester-resins-JV-facility-in-Thailand-begins-full-scale-operations_57919.html
January 13, 2014
Ranbaxy Laboratories (Gurgaon, India), India’s largest drugs maker and member of the Daiichi Sankyo Group (Tokyo), has been notified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Ranbaxy-receives-FDA-notice-of-possible-API-plant-violations_57920.html
January 10, 2014
Axalta today broke ground on a new $50-million waterborne coatings facility near Shanghai, the company says. The plant will supply up to 25,000 m.t. of waterborne coatings for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Axalta-to-build-new-coatings-plant-in-China_57903.html
January 9, 2014
Solvay says that it has won two rare earth mixed oxides patent cases against HySci Tianjin Specialty Materials Co. (Tianjin, China). Solvay was awarded 5.6 million renminbi ($925,619)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Solvay-wins-two-rare-earth-mixed-oxides-patent-cases-against-HySci-in-China_57828.html
January 9, 2014
An explosion today at a Mitsubishi Materials (Tokyo) plant at Yokkaichi, Japan, killed at least five people, and injured another 17, say press reports. The explosion occurred while...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Explosion-at-Mitsubishi-Materials-plant-kills-five_57826.html
January 9, 2014
Arkema says that it will construct a new organic peroxide plant at the company's Changshu, China manufacturing complex. The new plant at Changshu is expected to become operational in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Arkema-to-double-organic-peroxide-production-capacity-in-China_57825.html
January 8, 2014
ExxonMobil today opened its expanded Singapore chemical production facility. The company started producing ethylene at its new 1-million m.t./year cracker in Singapore in May 2013. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/ExxonMobil-opens-expanded-Singapore-chemical-plant_57802.html
January 8, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) says that Myriant (Quincy, MA), in which PTTGC holds a 72.62% stake, has purchased 3,406,569 shares from existing shareholders and reduced its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/PTT-Global-Chemical-ups-its-Myriant-shares-to-84-77-percent_57791.html
January 8, 2014
Keyuan Petrochemicals (Ningbo, China) announced today that its board of directors on 3 January approved the appointment of Baoyun Zhen as CFO of the company, effective immediately...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Keyuan-Petrochemicals-names-new-CFO_57804.html
January 8, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that, on 7 January, it acquired the remaining 24.5% stake in Dyflex (Tokyo), gaining full ownership. Dyflex, which was founded in 1964, is a market leader...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sika-acquires-remaining-stake-in-Japanese-waterproofing-materials-company_57790.html
January 7, 2014
AkzoNobel says it has divested its primary amides business to PMC Group (Mount Laurel, NJ). Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. The deal includes a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/PMC-acquires-AkzoNobels-primary-amides-business_57788.html
January 7, 2014
Zuari Fertilizers & Chemicals (Zuarinagar, India), a wholly owned subsidiary of Zuari Agro Chemicals (Zuarinagar), plans to divest its entire 16.43% stake in Mangalore Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Reports-Deepak-Fertilisers-to-increase-stake-in-Mangalore-Chemicals-and-Fertilizers_57773.html
January 6, 2014
PMC Group (Mount Laurel, NJ) says that it completed the purchase of Arkema Beijing Chemical on 1 January. The move completes the final portion of PMC’s previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/PMC-completes-purchase-of-Arkemas-tin-stabilizer-business-in-China_57732.html
January 3, 2014
Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Hi-Tech (Baotou, China), China’s largest producer of rare earths, has acquired nine rare earth mining companies in Inner Mongolia, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinas-largest-rare-earth-producer-acquires-nine-rare-earth-mining-companies_57729.html
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