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March 24, 2015
“There is a lot of value in plastic often found in landfills, a value that is not getting captured [in the right way], because the plastics are either not being sorted the right...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/NPE2015-The-untapped-value-of-plastic-waste-civil-society-and-industry-approaches_68866.html
March 24, 2015
Biobased chemicals and fuels firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Praj Industries (Pune, India) for the latter to become a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Gevo-licenses-iosbutanol-technology-to-Praj-Industries_68849.html
March 24, 2015
Sabic announced a number of investments that will deliver competitive advantages in its core product portfolio, as well as its high performance offerings, today at NPE 2015, being held...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/NPE-2015-Sabic-to-expand-polyetherimide-resin-capacity-in-North-America-and-Europe_68828.html
March 23, 2015
Adama Agricultural Solutions, the leading global off-patent provider of crop protection solutions, today reported its financial results for full-year 2014 and the fourth quarter, ended...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Adama-reports-increased-sales-earnings-growth-rates-among-highest-in-the-pesticides-sector_68796.html
March 23, 2015
Sinopec’s chemicals segment reports an operating loss of 2.16 billion renminbi ($348 million) in 2014 compared with an operating profit of Rmb631 million in 2013. The segment has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Sinopecs-chemicals-segment-reports-loss-lower-sales_68812.html
March 23, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it has signed an agreement to acquire the purified terephthalic acid (PTA) facility at Montreal that belongs to energy company Cepsa's (Madrid)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Indorama-to-acquire-Cepsas-PTA-facility-in-Canada_68810.html
March 23, 2015
Evonik Industries said today that it is investing “a triple-digit-million euro” to increase production capacity for specialty silicones. The global investment initiative...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Evonik-Industries-expands-specialty-silicones-capacity-in-Germany-and-China_68804.html
March 23, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) today announced the appointment of Alberto Calderon as interim managing director and CEO, effective immediately. Orica’s managing director and CEO Ian Smith...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Orica-appoints-interim-CEO_68803.html
March 22, 2015
3M (St. Paul, MN) says it will expand operations in the west region of China. Inge Thulin, 3M’s chairman, president and CEO, has announced plans for a new West Region Technical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/3M-to-build-technical-center-at-Chengdu-China_68799.html
March 20, 2015
BASF today officially launched Seltima, a fungicide designed to help farmers produce high-quality rice more efficiently. The special innovation aspect is its encapsulation technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/BASF-launches-Seltima-rice-fungicide-in-Indonesia-other-markets-to-follow_68778.html
March 19, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that it has agreed to transfer its shares in the equally owned lithium-ion (Li-ion) capacitors joint venture—Asahi Kasei FDK Energy Device Co. (Shizuoka...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-exit-lithium-ion-capacitors-JV_68691.html
March 19, 2015
DuPont and JinkoSolar (Shanghai), a global leader in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to further the growth and adoption of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/DuPont-and-JinkoSolar-sign-collaboration-agreement-for-photovoltaics_68685.html
March 18, 2015
DuPont's nutrition and health division says that it has opened an innovation application center at Gurgaon, India.  The multimillion-dollar facility houses equipment and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/DuPont-nutrition-segment-opens-innovation-application-center-in-India_68662.html
March 18, 2015
Ningbo Haiyue New Material's (Ningbo, China) plant at Ningbo has become the first propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant to operate using Clariant's heat-generating material (HGM) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Performance-of-China-PDH-plant-improved-by-Clariant-catalyst_68660.html
March 18, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) chairman Russell Caplan today announced that the company’s board and Ian Smith have agreed on a timetable for Smith to step down from the position Ian Smith. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Orica-CEO-to-step-down_68651.html
March 18, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) said today that it would acquire a 94.91% stake in Bangkok Polyester via Indorama's subsidiary, Indorama Petrochem. Bangkok Polyester operates a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Indorama-to-acquire-PET-producer-Bangkok-Polyester_68650.html
March 18, 2015
Researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*star; Singapore) have developed a fungal culture to cheaply and efficiently transform waste palm-oil material into...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Singapore-researchers-claim-cost-effective-method-to-transform-palm-oil-waste-into-biobased-chemicals_68635.html
March 17, 2015
BASF says that it will open a new composite center at Yokohama, Japan, in April. The centers, which house manufacturing cell for part processing, including a versatile mold frame...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/BASF-to-open-composite-center-in-Japan_68626.html
March 17, 2015
A 31% year-on-year (YOY) fall in petrochemical exports drove an overall decline in Singapore's nonelectronic, nonoil domestic exports (NODXs) in February, International Enterprise (IE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Singapores-petrochemical-exports-tumbled-in-February_68617.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea exported 104,093 m.t. of styrene in February, 4% more than the 99,722 m.t. in January and up 8% year-on-year (YOY), from 96,275 m.t., Korea Customs Service data show. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Korea-exports-more-styrene-in-February_68577.html
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