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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
November 20, 2013
Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland, says it has added a coatings and construction lab in its Shanghai Technical Center. With 20 additional chemists, the newly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Ashland-expands-Shanghai-technical-center_56798.html
November 19, 2013
Keyuan Petrochemicals (Ningbo, China) reports a net profit of $2.8 million for the third quarter, ended 30 September, compared with a net loss of $6.9 million in the year-ago quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Keyuan-Petrochemicals-swings-to-profit_56775.html
November 18, 2013
Shell says its Shell Eastern Petroleum (Singapore) subsidiary is building a new lube oil blending plant and a grease manufacturing plant at Tuas, Singapore. Construction on the project...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Shell-builds-lube-plant-in-Singapore_56750.html
November 18, 2013
Novozymes (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) and M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg) have signed a collaboration agreement to produce biomass-based plastics in China, the two companies announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Novozymes-to-provide-enzyme-technology-to-M-and-G-Chemicals-for-worlds-first-biomass-to-glycols-plant-in-China_56747.html
November 18, 2013
SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), has signed a share purchase agreement with NSL Chemicals (Singapore), to buy the entire stake in NSL...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/SCG-Chemicals-increases-stake-in-Bangkok-Synthetics_56742.html
November 15, 2013
Japan has announced that its previously announced target to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% by 2020 compared with 1990 levels is now “impossible” and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-lowers-emission-reduction-target_56723.html
November 15, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says its biopharmaceutical division Merck Serono (Darmstadt), will invest €80 million ($107 million) to build a new pharmaceutical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Merck-KGaA-to-invest-&euro80-million-to-build-pharmaceutical-facility-in-China_56717.html
November 15, 2013
Evonik Industries says that construction work on the previously announced facility that will produce isophorone and isophorone diamine at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Evonik-isophorone-isophorone-diamine-project-in-China-to-be-compled-in-early-2014_56716.html
November 15, 2013
Arkema has announced the startup of a 60,000-m.t./year emulsion polymers facility at the company's Changshu, China manufacturing complex. The plant produces a full lline of water-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Arkema-starts-up-emulsion-polymers-plant-in-China_56731.html
November 14, 2013
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) reports a 45.8% rise in net profits for the third quarter of 2013 compared with the corresponding period of the previous year, to 8.30 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-reports-rise-in-profits_56694.html
November 14, 2013
Eastman Chemical has opened a specialty fluids testing lab in Singapore for Therminol-branded heat-transfer fluids and Skydrol-branded aviation hydraulic fluids, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Eastman-opens-specialty-fluids-testing-lab-in-Singapore_56692.html
November 14, 2013
Sinopec Maoming Company (Maoming, China) has hired Honeywell Process Solutions (Honeywell) to deploy modern process control and optimization software at two aging plants in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Sinopec-hires-Honeywell-to-modernize-petrochemical-plants-in-China_56705.html
November 14, 2013
Solvay and Shanghai 3F New Material (SH3F) announced today that they have agreed to establish a production joint venture at Changshu, China, to serve the fast-growing Asian market with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Solvay-and-Shanghai-3F-form-TFE-and-PTFE-production-joint-venture_56691.html
November 14, 2013
ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing announced today that it has licensed its proprietary tubular tail technology to Thai Polyethylene Co. (TPE), a subsidiary of Siam Cement Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/ExxonMobil-licenses-technology-to-debottleneck-autoclave-process-PE-plant-in-Thailand_56707.html
November 14, 2013
Toray Industries says its wholly owned Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) subsidiary entered into an agreement on 6 November with Woongjin Holdings (Seoul) and other...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Toray-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-Woongjin-Chemical-for-$402-million_56687.html
November 14, 2013
Pertamina (Jakarta) has begun construction of the Arun LNG (liquefied natural gas) Storage and Regasification Terminal, the company announced on 10 November. The facility, slated for completion in 2014, will support the shipment of natural gas from production fields in the east of Indonesia that have historically served the export market, to the west of the country, where supply has become increasingly tight, says a recent report from IHS’s World Markets Energy service. The facility will also support LNG trade from Australia, North America, and East Africa, compounding the rapid expansion of the Asian LNG import market, says IHS....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/IHS-Pertamina-import-terminal-marks-opportunity-for-LNG-exporters-to-Indonesia_56686.html
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