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October 19, 2015
Shell confirmed Monday that it has lifted the force majeure it declared last week on base chemicals produced at its Pulau Bukom, Singapore, steam cracker complex. Shell has been in...
October 19, 2015
DuPont on Monday announced that it will establish an innovation and business headquarters in Singapore. The facility will open in 2016 and house nearly 200 scientists, engineers, and...
October 19, 2015
South Korea's benzene export volumes have consistently been high during 2015, however levels dropped throughout July, August, and September. Recent data obtained by IHS Chemical show...
October 19, 2015
S-Oil, (Seoul), South Korea's third-largest refiner and a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, on Monday reported a third-quarter loss, with results hurt by a slump in its refining business...
October 16, 2015
Reliance Industries says net profits for the company’s fiscal second quarter, ended 30 September, increased 12.5% compared with the same period of the previous year, to about...
October 16, 2015
LG Chem (Seoul) says net profits increased 48% in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the year-ago period, to 342.4 billion South Korean won ($303.8 million). Third-quarter sales...
October 16, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) says that it has appointed Angus Melbourne as group executive and president/Australia Pacific and Indonesia. Melbourne will join Orica in January 2016. He will take...
October 16, 2015
The CEOs of 10 of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, which together provide almost a fifth of all oil and gas production and supply nearly 10% of the world’s...
October 15, 2015
Ube Industries has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September 2015, and for the full fiscal year ending 31 March 2016. Ube expects to record...
October 14, 2015
Mixed-xylene spot prices started to slide in Asia at the beginning of this week following a surge in prices last week. The spot price spiked by $47/m.t. following a deal concluded at...
October 14, 2015
The US FDA issued a warning letter on 28 September to the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility of Unimark Remedies—located at Bavla, India—for...
October 13, 2015
The US Department of Commerce, on 7 October, announced its preliminary determinations in the antidumping investigation into imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins from...
October 13, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that it has completed forming the previously announced joint venture company YPH JV with Yunnan Yuntianhua (Kunming, China), China's leading...
October 12, 2015
Air Liquide says it has signed a new long-term contract with Yan’an Energy and Chemical Co. (Yan’an, China), a subsidiary of Yanchang Petroleum Group, one of the four...
October 12, 2015
BASF and Sinopec on Monday inaugurated their previously announced; 180,000-m.t./year isononanol (INA) joint venture plant in the Maoming Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone at Maoming...
October 9, 2015
JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) has shut indefinitely a 140,000-m.t./year propylene unit at its manufacturing site at Kawasaki, Japan, because of poor margins, press reports say...
October 9, 2015
Saudi Aramco is in discussions with China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC; Beijing), the parent of PetroChina, to acquire a stake in one of CNPC’s refineries, as well as retail...
October 8, 2015
Kuraray says that it has developed a new photocurable elastomer by using a proprietary technology. The technology enables control over the molecular weight as well as the distribution...
October 8, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan on Thursday opened an office at Shanghai as a base to support organic LED (OLED) panel manufacturers in China and collect information about the Chinese market. The...
October 8, 2015
BASF today announced that it will expand its emollients and waxes production capacity with a new plant at its site in the Jinshan district of Shanghai, China. The additional facility...
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