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October 29, 2015
Lotte Chemical will acquire Samsung’s petrochemicals operations in a deal, worth an estimated 3 trillion South Korean won ($2.66 billion), expected to be announced on Friday...
October 29, 2015
Yara International (Oslo) says that it has acquired 100% of the shares in Apache Fertilisers, which holds Apache Corp.’s (Houston) 49% stake in Yara Pilbara Holdings Ltd. (YPHL...
October 29, 2015
China National Offshore Oil Corp.’s (CNOOC; Beijing) Ningbo Daxie Petrochemical unit will start up a deep catalytic cracker at Ningbo, China in April 2016, say press reports...
October 29, 2015
Evonik Industries says that its DSL Japan (Tokyo) joint venture with Shionogi & Co. (Osaka), on 27 October, opened expanded facilities at Ako, Japan, where the company will produce...
October 28, 2015
BASF on Wednesday announced that it has started up its previously announced compounding plant at Yesan, South Korea, for the company’s engineering plastics Ultramid and...
October 28, 2015
SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), says that net profits increased 63% in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the year-ago quarter, to 6.83...
October 27, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) says that its chairman Russell Caplan will retire from the Orica board, effective 31 December. Orica has appointed Malcolm Broomhead to the its board, effective 1...
October 27, 2015
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, reports a 8.4% fall in operating profits for the third quarter of 2015 compared with the...
October 27, 2015
September statistics for Chinese imports show styrene volumes at an all-time high of 422,520 m.t., up 116,506 m.t. from the previous month. Monthly import volumes for 2015 had...
October 27, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports 13% higher net profits for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥76.6 billion ($636.8 million). First-half...
October 26, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical plans to invest a total of ¥20 billion ($165.2 million) in its silicones business in Japan, the company said on Monday. At the Gunma complex, the company’s...
October 26, 2015
Ube Industries will double capacity for polycarbonate diol in Thailand in response to demand from China and Southeast Asia. Ube Industries commands 60% of the global market for the...
October 26, 2015
Advanced Petrochemical Co., a Saudi producer of propylene and polypropylene, said on Sunday that its joint venture in South Korea, SK Advanced, completed constructing a propane...
October 22, 2015
Givaudan on Thursday laid the foundation for a new flavors manufacturing facility at Pune, India. The ceremony was attended by Bhushan Gagrani, CEO Maharashtra Industrial Development...
October 22, 2015
BP and China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) on Wednesday entered into a framework agreement on cooperation covering potential shale gas exploration and production in the Sichuan basin...
October 21, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical on Wednesday announced a revised financial forecast for the half-year ended 30 September 2015 with profits expected to exceed original estimates and sales falling...
October 20, 2015
Encanto Potash (Vancouver, BC) says it t has entered into a memorandum of understanding with India's state-owned Metals and Minerals Trading Corp. (MMTC, New Delhi) for the possible...
October 20, 2015
Contract development and manufacturing organization Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden) has announced that it is to acquire a majority stake in Nitin Lifesciences (Karnal, India). Nitin...
October 20, 2015
Sinopec is in discussions to acquire a controlling stake in Taiwan's Xianglu Group's Dragon Aromatics, a producer of para-xylene (p-xylene) and benzene. The talks are at an advanced...
October 20, 2015
Industrial gases company Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo), which is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, on Tuesday announced that one of its employees at the company’s...
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