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March 9, 2015
Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC, Singapore) is preparing to restart its integrated petrochemical plant at Jurong Island, Singapore, having finished maintenance and modification work...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Jurong-Aromatics-prepares-to-restart-production_68378.html
March 6, 2015
Spot styrene and benzene prices in Asia spiked as much as 12% and 14%, respectively, week-on-week today following the return of market participants in China after their Lunar New Year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Asia-styrene-benzene-prices-spike-12-14-percent-this-week_68362.html
March 6, 2015
Japan’s imports of synthetic rubber in January 2015 were higher versus December 2014, the Rubber Trade Association of Japan said today.   Overall imports of solid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-synthetic-rubber-imports-rise-in-January_68360.html
March 6, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, a producer of liquid and powder coatings, says that it has expanded its customer training facilities for refinish technicians in Japan. The recently re-opened...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Axalta-expands-customer-training-center-in-Japan_68363.html
March 6, 2015
Precious metals recycling company Asahi Holdings (Tokyo) says that on 5 March, it completed the previously announced acquisition of Johnson Matthey’s gold and silver refining...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Holdings-completes-purchase-of-Johnson-Mattheys-gold-and-silver-refining-business_68358.html
March 5, 2015
Solvay Energy Services, a business unit of Solvay; CDC Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts (Paris); and Marubeni (Tokyo) have formed a joint venture to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Solvay-CDC-Infrastructure-and-Marubeni-form-jv-for-energy-efficiency-project_68336.html
March 5, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has not been feeding 10% liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the company's No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeosu, South Korea, since early February, a source close to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Yeochun-NCC-stops-feeding-LPG-into-cracker_68328.html
March 4, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says that its wholly owned Valent BioSciences (Libertyville, IL) subsidiary has acquired Mycorrhizal Applications (Grants Pass, OR), the world's largest producer of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-acquires-crop-enhancement-products-business-in-US-Update_68293.html
March 4, 2015
Celanese has raised its acetic acid prices in China and the rest of Asia, effective 3 March, the company says. Celanese cites a "recent rapid increase and continued volatility in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Celanese-raises-acetic-acid-prices-in-China-and-rest-of-Asia_68291.html
March 3, 2015
India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the general budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 on 28 February, and one of the measures announced was the plan to reduce the rate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Tata-Chemicals-Lower-corporate-tax-will-boost-investment_68268.html
March 3, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that its board of directors today decided to absorb three wholly owned subsidiaries — Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), and Asahi Kasei...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-absorb-chemicals-fibers-and-electronic-materials-subsidiaries_68261.html
March 2, 2015
The European Commission has outlined Europe’s vision for the global climate change agreement to be adopted at the climate summit to be held in Paris in December. The commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/European-Commission-sets-out-blueprint-for-tackling-climate-change-post-2020_68228.html
March 2, 2015
India plans to reduce customs duties on a range of petrochemical products and feedstocks, such as styrene monomer and naphtha, when its fiscal year 2015-16 begins on 1 April, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/India-to-cut-customs-duties-on-products-including-styrene-naphtha_68220.html
March 2, 2015
China was the leading destination for benzene exports from South Korea for a second straight month in February, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. More than 98,000 m.t. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-retains-top-spot-for-benzene-exports-from-Korea_68213.html
March 2, 2015
AkzoNobel says that it has recently broken ground on a new alkoxylation facility at Ningbo, China, bringing the company’s total investment in the Ningbo multi-site to more than...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/AkzoNobel-builds-alkoxylation-facility-at-Ningbo_68223.html
March 2, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) says that it has completed the previously announced sale of the company’s chemicals business to funds advised by private equity firm Blackstone (New York), for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Orica-completes-sale-of-chemicals-business-to-Blackstone_68216.html
February 27, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says that it will integrate its environmental health and vector control businesses into a reorganized environmental health division, effective 1 April...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-integrate-environmental-health-and-vector-control-businesses_68180.html
February 26, 2015
Singapore’s chemicals cluster output slipped 0.5% YOY in January, the country's Economic Development Board (EDB) said today. However, the country’s overall manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Singapores-chemicals-output-slips-on-lower-petchems-production_68109.html
February 26, 2015
Axiall reiterated on 25 February its recent decision to delay construction of an ethane cracker in Louisiana until after the first quarter because of uncertainty in energy markets. On...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Axiall-Lotte-delay-decision-on-Louisiana-cracker-project_68095.html
February 26, 2015
Asian market sources have confirmed that a price premium that spot benzene cargoes in Asia currently command over their US counterparts has resulted in a rare reverse arbitrage opening...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Asian-traders-confirm-US-to-China-arbitrage-for-benzene-amid-wide-spot-price-gap_68106.html
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