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July 29, 2014
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals is to form a new polymers company at the end of this month to build and operate a superabsorbents production facility at Yeosu, South Korea, to meet brisk...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Sumitomo-Seika-Chemicals-outlines-superabsorbents-investment-in-Korea_62771.html
July 29, 2014
M&G Chemicals says that its wholly owned subsidiary, M&G International, has formed a joint venture with Anhui Guozhen Co. (Guozhen) to build a $325-million cellulosic biorefinery at Fuyang, China. M&G will hold a 70% stake in the company, Anhui M&G Guozhen Green Refinery Co., and Guozhen will hold the remaining 30%....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/M-and-G-forms-JV-with-Chinese-firm-to-build-$325-million-biorefinery-in-China_62762.html
July 28, 2014
Gail India and Sumitomo, one of Japan’s largest trading groups, on Friday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) covering cooperation in gas procurement and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Gail-and-Sumitomo-sign-MOU-on-energy-and-petchems-cooperation_62731.html
July 28, 2014
Hitachi Chemical (Tokyo) says it has signed a letter of intent with Chau-Hai Chen Group (Taipei) to raise its stake in CSB Battery (Taipei), a producer of lead-acid batteries, by 26%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Hitachi-Chemical-to-raise-stake-in-CSB-Battery-reports-higher-revenues_62733.html
July 25, 2014
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, reports a 77.2% fall in operating profits for the second quarter of 2014 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-reports-huge-fall-in-operating-profits_62712.html
July 24, 2014
Shin-Etsu today reported its financial results for the first fiscal quarter, ended 30 June. Consolidated net income was up 2.8%, to ¥32.9 billion ($324.1 million), on 8.7% higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-higher-sales-and-earnings_62690.html
July 24, 2014
S-Oil (Seoul) today reported improved second-quarter results and outlined investment plans under new increased ownership by Saudi Aramco, including construction of an olefins complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oil-swings-to-profit-to-diversify-portfolio-with-olefins-complex_62689.html
July 24, 2014
JSR (Tokyo) says that a 19-year-old employee of the company died in an accident on 23 July at the company’s synthetic rubber manufacturing facility at Yokkaichi, Japan. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/JSR-employee-killed-in-accident-at-synthetic-rubber-plant-in-Japan_62686.html
July 22, 2014
Sinopec says that it produced 5.1 million m.t. of ethylene in the first half of 2014, 5% more compared with the corresponding period of last year. The company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Sinopecs-ethylene-output-increases-5-percent_62632.html
July 18, 2014
LG Chem (Seoul) today reported a 43% drop in second-quarter net profit, to 226.8 billion South Korean won ($220.3 million), citing poor performance in its chemical sales and a strong...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-reports-lower-second-quarter-profits-flat-revenues_62583.html
July 16, 2014
3M announced today that it will acquire Sumitomo Electronic’s 25% stake in its Japanese subsidiary Sumitomo 3M for ¥90 billion ($885 million). Upon completing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/3M-to-acquire-Sumitomo-Electronics-25-percent-stake-in-Japanese-subsidiary_62479.html
July 15, 2014
Halliburton says it has agreed to form a fracking and production-enhancement services joint venture with Petrotech Xinjiang Engineering, a subsidiary of SPT Energy Group (Beijing). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Halliburton-forms-fracking-JV-in-China_62457.html
July 14, 2014
AFC Energy (Dunsfold, UK), an industrial fuel cell power company, says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chang Shin Chemical, a leading South Korean hydrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/AFC-Energy-and-Chang-Shin-Chemical-sign-MOU-for-fuel-cell-power-system_62436.html
July 11, 2014
Nippon Shokubai announced today that it plans to majorly expand capacity for its Acryviewa optical acrylic resin to meet growing demand. The company plans to add 3,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-to-raise-capacity-for-specialty-acrylic-resin_62409.html
July 9, 2014
Nippon Shokubai, on 8 July, opened plants that produce acrylic acid and n-phenylmaleimide as well as a waste liquid incinerator system in the company’s manufacturing complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-expands-acrylic-acid-capacity-at-Himeji-site_62360.html
July 8, 2014
Toray Industries says it has begun constructing a previously announced, 300-billion South Korean won ($296 million) polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) plant at the Saemangeum industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Toray-Industries-starts-constructing-PPS-plant-in-South-Korea_62338.html
July 8, 2014
Showa Denko says that its packaging subsidiary has completed expanding its production capacity for aluminum laminated films used for packaging lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) at its plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-expands-capacity-for-LIB-packaging-laminates_62336.html
July 7, 2014
LG International (LGI; Seoul) says that a coal-based urea plant in China in which LGI is a partner has started production. The plant, in the industrial zone of Nalinriver, Wushen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/China-starts-up-coal-based-urea-plant-LGI-will-market-output_62264.html
July 3, 2014
Huntsman Polyurethanes Shanghai, a joint venture between Huntsman and Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical (SCAC), plans to double methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) splitting capacity of its facility in the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP). The expansion, which will begin operation in 2017, will increase the site’s MDI splitting capacity to 480,000 m.t./year, says Huntsman....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Huntsman-Shanghai-Chlor-alkali-JV-to-double-MDI-splitting-capacity_62220.html
July 3, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals says that it has signed an agreement with Fuso Chemical (Osaka) for the previously announced sale of Mitsui’s maleic anhydride and fumaric acid businesses to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-signs-agreement-with-Fuso-for-sale-of-maleic-anhydride-and-fumaric-acid-businesses_62236.html
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