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December 19, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals plans to shut its olefins conversion unit (OCU) at Osaka temporarily from the middle of January because of weaker propylene prices, the company said today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-to-idle-olefins-conversion-unit-next-month-because-of-weak-propylene-prices_66348.html
December 18, 2014
Styrene inventories in eastern China have dipped 4% this week, compared with last week, industry sources say. The inventory tally is estimated at 148,000 m.t., down about 7,000 m.t. or...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Styrene-stocks-in-eastern-China-fall-4-percent-against-last-week_66286.html
December 18, 2014
Teijin says that it will open a second production line in South Korea for Lielsort, an innovative separator for lithium ion secondary batteries (LIBs). Operations will begin on 24...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Teijin-to-open-second-production-line-for-separators-for-lithium-ion-secondary-batteries_66283.html
December 17, 2014
JSR (Tokyo) says that it has agreed with Taiwanese chemical company Chang Chun Petrochemical (Taipei) to establish a joint venture to manufacture display materials at Changshu, China...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/JSR-and-Chang-Chun-Petrochemical-to-establish-JV-to-manufacture-display-materials-in-China_66236.html
December 16, 2014
Dow Chemical will supply quantum dot material to LG Electronics, which is launching a new range of high-tech TVs in early 2015. Dow is building a quantum dot factory in South Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Electronics-and-Dow-link-in-quantum-dot-TV-project_66204.html
December 16, 2014
South Korea exported 126,232 m.t. of styrene in November, down 4.0%, from 131,765 m.t., in October, the latest Korea Customs Service data show. The fall mostly reflects a lack of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Koreas-November-styrene-exports-dip-4-0-percent-from-October_66199.html
December 15, 2014
The United Nations climate summit in Lima closed with the basis for a new, global climate change agreement to be finally agreed in Paris in Dec 2015, and to enter into force in 2020...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Lima-climate-change-conference-mixed-response-from-politicians-industry-and-environmentalists_66177.html
December 12, 2014
IHS has cut its crude oil forecast sharply with the latest dated Brent projections lowered by about $22/bbl in 2015 and $11/bbl in 2016, according to IHS December Global Crude Oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/IHS-cuts-2015-crude-oil-price-forecast-sharply_66035.html
December 11, 2014
Kuraray has decided to enter the acrylic film market with Parapure, a recently developed product. Parapure, which was created through the application of the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-develops-new-acrylic-film_66073.html
December 11, 2014
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) plans to start feeding up to 10% liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the company's No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeosu, South Korea, from early January, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Yeochun-NCC-plans-to-use-LPG-at-Korea-cracker-from-early-January_66074.html
December 10, 2014
Teijin says that production of its new phosphorus flame retardant FCX-210 has begun at a 1,000-m.t./year plant operated by chemical company Chitec Technology (Taipei). Teijin, after...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Teijin-starts-producing-new-phosphorus-flame-retardant_66016.html
December 10, 2014
Japan's ethylene production totaled 588,400 m.t. in November, down 1.7% year-on-year from 598,600 m.t., according to figures released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-ethylene-output-down-1-7-percent-in-November_66038.html
December 10, 2014
Toray Industries says that it has reached a basic agreement with Saati (Appiano Gentile, Italy) to acquire its European carbon fiber fabric and prepreg business. Financial details of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-to-acquire-Europe-based-carbon-fiber-prepreg-business-of-Italian-firm_66010.html
December 9, 2014
Alfa Laval (Lund, Sweden), a provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its technologies of heat transfer, centrifugal separation, and fluid handling, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Alfa-Laval-to-supply-heat-exchangers-to-petrochemical-plant-in-South-Korea_65983.html
December 9, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical and Monsanto say that they have entered into long-term agreements to collaborate on weed management in Brazil and Argentina, expanding their ongoing strategic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-Monsanto-expand-weed-management-collaboration-to-South-America_65979.html
December 8, 2014
Ube Industries announced today the development of Ubenylon 1218IU, a nylon-6 liner material for hydrogen tanks used in fuel-cell vehicles, that was codeveloped with Toyota Motor. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-Industries-new-nylon-resin-to-be-used-in-Toyota-fuel-cell-vehicles_65954.html
December 8, 2014
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Report-Europe-must-boost-R-and-D-investment-to-remain-competitive_65957.html
December 8, 2014
From left: Arnaud Meissonnier, M&A, Asia/Pacific at BASF; Thomas Bernhardt, v.p./strategy, performance materials at BASF; Raimar Jahn, president/performance materials at BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/BASF-to-acquire-TPU-manufacturer-Taiwan-Sheen-Soon_65953.html
December 5, 2014
China's Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (CZCE; Zhengzhou) will launch evening trading from next week for products including purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and methanol. The new trading...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/China-commodity-exchange-launches-evening-trading-hours-for-PTA-methanol_65927.html
December 4, 2014
Formosa Plastics USA (Livingston, NJ) reports that Y.T. Wang, vice chairman of Formosa Plastics Group (Taiwan), died at his home in Taiwan on 27 November. Y.T. Wang and his brother, the late chairman Y.C. Wang, together founded Formosa Plastics Group 60 years ago....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Y-T-Wang-co-founder-of-Formosa-Plastics-Group-dies_65860.html
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