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April 1, 2015
Toray Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) will acquire the shares it does not currently own in Toray Chemical Korea (Seoul)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Toray-to-acquire-remaining-stake-in-former-Woongjin-Chemical-for-$367-million_69081.html
April 1, 2015
Nippon Shokubai says that its previously announced new wholly owned subsidiary called Nippon Shokubai Korea, at Seongnam, South Korea became operational today. Nippon Shokubai Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Nippon-Shokubais-new-South-Korea-subsidiary-becomes-operational_69072.html
April 1, 2015
Linde says that it has established a combustion center at Suzhou, China. The Linde Combustion Centre will drive R&D initiatives in partnership with metal and glass industries and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Linde-opens-combustion-center-at-Suzhou_69071.html
April 1, 2015
Praxair says that it has completed an extension of its pipeline to supply oxygen to Kumbi Corp. (Seoul), one of the largest glass bottle manufacturers in South Korea. The six-mile...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Praxair-extends-oxygen-pipeline-to-supply-South-Korean-glass-manufacturer_69070.html
March 31, 2015
Shaoxing Yuandong Petrochemical (Shaoxing, China) has stopped offering purified terephthalic acid (PTA) futures on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE; Zhengzhou, China), effective...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinese-producer-stops-offering-PTA-futures-on-commodity-exchange-due-to-suspected-bankruptcy_68688.html
March 31, 2015
China’s imports of benzene and xylenes in February spiked from January despite the Lunar New Year holidays, amid falls in other principal aromatics markets. The country...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chinas-benzene-xylene-imports-spike-in-February-despite-holidays_69042.html
March 31, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan will reduce the capacity of its Chiba, Japan refinery by 20,000 bbl/day, or 9%, to 200,000 bbl/day, effective 1 April, and by another 35,000 bbl/day at a later date, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-to-cut-capacity-at-Chiba-refinery_69002.html
March 31, 2015
Wacker Chemie today inaugurated its new food-grade polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) solid resins plant at its Nanjing, China site. The plant, designed to produce 20,000 m.t./year, is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Wacker-inaugurates-polyvinyl-acetate-solid-resins-plant-in-China_69048.html
March 31, 2015
Sinopec Engineering Group (SEG) and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering (EMRE) have signed a joint-venture agreement to develop methanol-to-gasoline technology, SEG says. EMRE and SEG...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Sinopec-ExxonMobil-to-develop-methanol-to-gasoline-technology_69037.html
March 31, 2015
Two Qatar-based companies—Hamad bin Suhaim Enterprises and Qatra for Investment and Development—will acquire a 49% stake in Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group (Heze...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Reports-Qatar-based-firms-to-invest-$5-billion-in-Shandong-Dongming-Petrochemical_69046.html
March 31, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that its Asahi Kasei Medical subsidiary will construct a plant for spinning hollow-fiber membranes for Planova BioEX filters at the company’s site at Oita...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-build-plant-for-hollow-fiber-membrane-virus-filters_69044.html
March 31, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical today announced that it will integrate its agricultural chemicals business with the company’s biorational business operations, effective 1 April, in order to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-integrate-agricultural-chemicals-and-biorational-businesses_69043.html
March 31, 2015
DSM today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Aland (Hong Kong), a company producing vitamin C in Mainland China. DSM announced in April 2014 that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/DSM-completes-acquisition-of-Chinese-vitamin-C-producer-Aland_69041.html
March 31, 2015
LG Chem (Seoul), South Korea’s largest chemical company, today announced that it will invest $100 million to expand thin film transistor (TFT)–LCD polarizer production at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/LG-Chem-to-invest-$100-million-to-expand-TFT-LCD-polarizer-production-in-China_69039.html
March 30, 2015
Canpotex (Saskatoon, SK), the potash export cartel representing Agrium, Mosaic, and PotashCorp, said today that it has finalized potash supply contracts for 2015 with all of its major...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Canpotex-reaches-agreement-with-Chinese-potash-customers_69013.html
March 30, 2015
Kuraray said today that it will dissolve its glass laminating solutions (GLS) division as part of organizational changes slated to be implemented as of 1 July. The company says it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-consolidates-units-after-acquiring-PVB-film-business_69009.html
March 30, 2015
LG Chem (Seoul) says that it has been selected by automotive company Daimler (Stuttgart, Germany) to supply lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for Daimler’s Smart-brand electric...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-to-supply-Li-ion-batteries-for-Daimlers-electric-vehicles_69000.html
March 27, 2015
PetroChina’s refining and chemicals business segment recorded an operating loss of 23.6 billion renminbi ($3.79 billion) in 2014 compared with an operating loss of Rmb24.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/PetroChinas-chemicals-business-loss-narrows_68982.html
March 27, 2015
Shiseido (Tokyo), a leading cosmetics player, said today that it will establish a new research facility at Yokohama, Japan. On 26 March, the city granted Shiseido permission to acquire...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shiseido-to-set-up-innovation-center-at-Yokohama_68975.html
March 27, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has agreed to acquire Construction Technologies Australia (CTA; Crestmead), one of the leading suppliers of tile adhesives and associated mortar...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Sika-acquires-Australian-tile-adhesives-firm_68958.html
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