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April 8, 2015
Fires have reignited at least three times since an initial blaze was extinguished yesterday near a para-xylene (p-xylene) plant operated by Tenglong Aromatics, or Dragon Aromatics...
April 7, 2015
Arab Potash Co. (APC; Amman) and a Sinochem (Beijing) subsidiary have agreed for APC to supply 600,000 m.t. of potash to China during 2015. The price of the deliveries has not been...
April 7, 2015
Clariant says that it has opened a desiccant manufacturing plant at its site at Zhenjiang, China, to meet growing desiccant demand in China. Clariant will produce its line of Container...
April 6, 2015
A para-xylene plant in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China, has exploded for the second time in two years, according to local reports, which say the blast occurred at about 7 p.m. local time on 6 April. Raw video of the facility, owned by Dragon Aromatics, shows a massive fire. According to the South China Morning Post, 78 vehicles and 430 firefighters were sent to the scene....
April 2, 2015
AkzoNobel and Brenntag have signed a three-year service contract in China under which Brenntag will provide services to AkzoNobel including laboratory and warehouse rental as well as...
April 1, 2015
Fluor Corp. has been awarded a contract by Shaanxi Non-Ferrous Tian Hong REC Silicon Materials Co. (TianREC) to provide detailed design services and technical support for its new...
April 1, 2015
Styrene inventories at eastern China’s ports were estimated to be about 154,000 m.t. this week, down about 12,000 m.t. from last week’s tally, data obtained by...
April 1, 2015
Cepsa (Madrid) plans to open officially its new phenol plant at Shanghai on 20 April, the company says. The plant, which has nameplate capacity for 250,000 m.t./year of phenol and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 27, 2015
Styrolution, the styrenics subsidiary of Ineos, anticipates the demand for all grades of styrenic resins to experience relatively strong demand as a result of replenishment along the...
March 26, 2015
Although China accounts for the world's largest para-xylene (p-xylene) capacity, it will still need to import more than half of this capacity for the foreseeable future, according to...
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