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February 12, 2015
Three major steam cracker operators in South Korea have consecutively scheduled maintenance shutdown programs for at least one of their respective crackers over March–June. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Three-Korea-crackers-to-shut-consecutively-in-March-June-for-turnarounds_67744.html
February 12, 2015
Daelim's petrochemical production site at Yeosu, South Korea. Daelim Industrial (Seoul) says that its petrochemical division plans to expand production capacity at its highly reactive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Daelim-to-expand-polybutene-capacity-at-Yeosu_67743.html
February 12, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has scheduled maintenance shutdown programs for several of its petrochemical plants at its Yeosu, South Korea, complex between 14 May and 14 June, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Yeochun-NCC-to-shut-several-plants-for-maintenance_67741.html
February 11, 2015
The board of directors of Grasim Industries has approved a proposed merger with Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) that would consolidate the Aditya Birla Group’s chlor-alkali business into Grasim....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Grasim-agrees-to-merger-with-Aditya-Birla-Chemicals-India_67724.html
February 11, 2015
A national shale oil R&D center has been established within Sinopec as a key innovation platform approved by the Chinese government’s National Energy Administration (NEA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/National-shale-oil-R-and-D-center-established-at-Sinopec_67715.html
February 11, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on sodium nitrate imports from China, the European Union, South Korean, and Ukraine for five years back-dated from 19 March 2014, the Ministry of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/India-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-sodium-nitrate-from-China-EU-Korea-Ukraine_67709.html
February 10, 2015
China's consumer price index (CPI) for January inched 0.8% higher year-on-year, down from 1.5% in December 2014 and its slowest increase since 0.6% in November 2009, the National...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinas-January-CPI-rises-slowest-since-November-2009_67673.html
February 10, 2015
Tosoh announced last week that it completed the previously announced merger of its wholly owned Nippon Polyurethane Industry Co. (NPU; Tokyo) subsidiary with Tosoh, on 1 October 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-absorbs-Nippon-Polyurethane-subsidiary_67680.html
February 9, 2015
BASF says that it has started to roll out its Master Builders Solutions brand of construction chemical solutions in the Philippines as part of its phased launch process. The portfolio...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/BASF-launches-Master-Builders-Solutions-in-the-Philippines_67642.html
February 9, 2015
The petrochemical business of Gail India (New Delhi), a natural gas company, reports sale rose 7.0% rise in the fiscal third quarter, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Gails-petrochemical-business-reports-rise-in-sales_67640.html
February 9, 2015
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals (MRPL; Mangalore, India) has raised its stake in ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals (OMPL), a joint venture between Oil and Natural Gas Corp., (ONGC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Mangalore-Refiney-ups-stake-in-ONGC-Mangalore-Petrochemicals_67666.html
February 9, 2015
Showa Denko and mining and metals company Antam (Jakarta) say that commercial operations have begun at their new chemical alumina joint venture plant at Tayan, West Kalimantan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Showa-Denko-JV-starts-commercial-operations-at-chemical-alumina-plant_67635.html
February 9, 2015
Showa Denko says that it has entered into a business alliance with KBR (Houston) to jointly market Showa Denko’s proprietary technologies to produce acetic acid and its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-and-KBR-sign-acetyls-technology-licensing-agreement_67634.html
February 9, 2015
S-Oil (Seoul) will supply diesel and naphtha to a Saudi Aramco subsidiary, in return for para-xylene (p-xylene) and light naphtha under a billion-dollar contract, S-Oil announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oil-signs-billion-dollar-refined-products-p-xylene-supply-deal-with-Saudi-Aramco_67633.html
February 8, 2015
Tata Chemicals on Friday reported unaudited third quarter 2014-15 results achieving a net profit of 2.38 billion Indian rupees ($38.4 million), compared with a loss of Rs159.3 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Tata-Chemicals-returns-to-profit-from-year-ago-quarter-raises-revenues_67629.html
February 8, 2015
Indian Oil (New Delhi), a company with aspirations to become a bigger petchems player in India, is working on a number of investment projects. S. Mitra, executive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Indian-Oil-plans-EG-plant-advances-acetic-acid-project-confirms-ethanol-jv-with-Celanese_67631.html
February 6, 2015
Denki Kagaku Kogyo (Denka; Tokyo) says that net income for the company's fiscal third quarter, ended 31 December 2014, increased 21% year-on-year (YOY), to ¥13.9 billion ($116.9...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Denka-posts-improved-earnings-sales_67612.html
February 6, 2015
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says that on 6 February, the board of directors appointed Kiyoshi Nakao as the new president and CEO of the company, effective 1 April. Nakao is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toyo-Engineering-appoints-new-CEO_67600.html
February 6, 2015
PlastIndia, the triennial plastics exhibition and conference, has addressed many challenges facing chemical producers, including the recent collapse in oil prices. Ajay Shah...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/PlastIndia-Reliance-addresses-challenges-IHS-says-lower-oil-price-will-slow-investment-in-shale_67614.html
February 6, 2015
Huntsman says that its textile effects division has obtained a final judgment from a Chinese court against Shanghai Colva Dyestuff Industry (Colva). The High People's Court in Shanghai...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinese-court-upholds-textile-ink-patent-infringement-ruling-in-favor-of-Huntsman_67610.html
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