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September 9, 2015
Asia's para-xylene (p-xylene) market is structurally long, and although a stable outlook is expected in the short run—as gasoline cools down...
September 9, 2015
Celanese says that it has launched Celanese polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) in the Japanese market to meet the demand from automotive customers in the country. Celanese PPS is a...
September 8, 2015
CEFC International Ltd. (Singapore), through its subsidiary Singapore CEFC Petrochemical & Energy (SPE), has entered into a framework cooperation agreement with CEFC Shanghai...
September 8, 2015
Wison Clean Energy (Nanjing, China) will shut down its methanol-to-olefins (MTO) plant at Nanjing for maintenance, for 10 days starting 20 September, say press reports. During the...
September 8, 2015
Hanwha Chemical, South Korea's leading petchems company, and BASF Korea have signed a contract worth 1.89 trillion South Korean won ($1.57 billion) covering the supply by...
September 8, 2015
IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, says that it has opened a new office at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The office in Ho Chi Minh City will...
September 7, 2015
Indian Oil (New Delhi) has clarified previous reports that the company is planning a $3-billion petrochemical project in Iran. Speaking to CW on Monday, S. Mitra, executive...
September 7, 2015
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that China has recorded a decrease in emissions of major pollutants, in the first half of 2015 compared with the year-ago...
September 7, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo), in joint research with the National Research and Development Agency (Riken; Wako, Japan) and Yokohama Rubber Co. (Tokyo), has synthesized isoprene from biomass, Zeon...
September 4, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) and China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), under which ChemChina will acquire a majority stake in...
September 4, 2015
W. R. Grace says that it will provide its Unipol polypropylene (PP) technology and services to Hyosung Corp. (Seoul) for its new facility at Ulsan, South Korea, which is expected to...
September 3, 2015
Bina Puri Holdings (Selayang, Malaysia) says it has been awarded a contract to construct civil works for the naphtha cracker that will form part of Petronas's previously announced...
September 3, 2015
Sinopec and Sibur (Moscow) have entered into a framework investment agreement under which Sinopec will acquire a stake in Sibur. The agreement was signed during Russian president...
September 3, 2015
Tosoh says that it will increase production capacity for zirconia powder at its Nanyo complex at Shunan, Japan and its production site at Yokkaichi, Japan. The move responds to growing...
September 2, 2015
ICI Pakistan (Karachi) says its board of directors has approved a phased expansion of 150,000 m.t/year at its light soda ash plant at Khewra, Punjab Province, Pakistan, at a cost of...
September 2, 2015
Local authorities at Dongying, Shandong Province, China, on Wednesday confirmed that at least five people have been killed following the explosion and fire late on 31 August at a...
September 1, 2015
CCM Fertilizers (CCMF; Kuala Lumpur) said on Tuesday that it will cease operations of its Shah Alam manufacturing plant in view of the prolonged negative market conditions, reduced...
September 1, 2015
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (Mumbai) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline’s opiates business in Australia. The plans for the...
September 1, 2015
An explosion and fire occurred late on 31 August at a chemical plant at Dongying in Shandong province, China, say local press reports. According to some reports, one person has been...
August 28, 2015
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical (Shanghai), a Sinopec subsidiary, reports profits of 1.77 billion renminbi ($277.3 million) in the first half of 2015 compared with a loss of Rmb123.6...
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