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March 31, 2016Mitsui & Co. says that its Labix (Bangkok) joint venture with Thai Oil PCL (Bangkok), an affiliate of energy firm PTT (Bangkok), has started up a linear alkylbenzene (LAB)...
March 30, 2016Quarterly revenues at specialty chemical firms increased during the fourth quarter of 2015 in contrast to declines at basic and diversified chemical producers, according to CW...
March 30, 2016US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a withhold release order against imports of soda ash, calcium chloride, caustic soda, and viscose or rayon fiber produced by Tangshan Sanyou Group (Tangshan, Hebei Province, China) and its subsidiaries in China. The order, which requires detention at all US ports of entry, is based on information indicating that the products are being made with convict or forced labor, CBP says. Such imports are illegal under US law....
March 30, 2016Chandra Asri Petrochemical (Jakarta) reports net profits rose 42% in 2015 compared with 2014, to $26.3 million. Full-year sales in 2015 decreased to $1.37 billion, however, compared...
March 30, 2016Sinopec’s chemicals segment reports an operating profit of Rmb19.7 billion ($3.04 billion) in 2015 compared with an operating loss of Rmb2.18 billion in 2014. The full-year sales...
March 30, 2016Biomaterials company Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) says that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with food, feed, and bioscience company CJ CheilJedang (Seoul) for the...
March 30, 2016BASF says that it has inaugurated its new facilities for producing Ucrete flooring products in the Bukit Raja Industrial Park in Selangor State, Malaysia. The new facilities are...
March 29, 2016Celanese has increased the price of acetic acid in China by Rmb200/m.t. ($30.73), citing “recent market conditions." Celanese announced a Rmb100/m.t. increase earlier this month. The price of feedstock methanol began to rebound in February....
March 29, 2016DIC (Tokyo) says that it has established a polymer technical center at Zhangjiagang, China. The facility will operate in the research facility of DIC Zhangjiagang Chemicals, a DIC...
March 29, 2016Teijin says that it will expand production capacity for its Technora brand para-aramid fiber by 10% at its production site at Matsuyama, Japan. Construction on the expansion will begin...