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April 17, 2015
LG Chem (Seoul), South Korea s largest chemical company, says net profits declined 14% in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the year-ago period, to 246.1 billion South Korean won...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-reports-falls-in-profits-sales_69557.html
April 17, 2015
South Korea exported about 128,000 m.t. of benzene during 1–16 April, about 54% of the 236,744 m.t. transported for the whole of March, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Koreas-first-half-April-benzene-exports-reach-54-percent-of-March-total_69550.html
April 17, 2015
DuPont says that it has signed a technology cooperation agreement with Neo Solar Power (NSP; Hsinchu, Taiwan) for high-efficiency solar cell technology. The purpose of this agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/DuPont-and-Taiwanese-firm-agree-to-develop-high-efficiency-solar-cell-technology_69549.html
April 15, 2015
Siemens has selected Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) to supply rare earth materials over the next 10 years from its Mountain Pass, CA facility for incorporation into Siemens'...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Molycorp-to-supply-rare-earths-for-use-in-Siemens-wind-turbine-generators-Shin-Etsu-will-produce-rare-earth-magnets_69463.html
April 15, 2015
Several of South Korea’s aromatics exports in March spiked on month-on-month and on year-on-year (YOY) bases, South Korea customs data show. The country transported about 478,849...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Several-of-South-Koreas-March-aromatics-exports-spike-on-month_69430.html
April 10, 2015
China is likely to be the leading destination for South Korea's benzene exports for the fourth month running in April, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Over 1–9 April...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/China-likely-top-destination-for-South-Koreas-benzene-exports-in-early-April_69321.html
April 10, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical says that it plans to invest about ¥13 billion ($108.3 million) to build a photoresist production plant in Taiwan. Shin-Etsu has applied to authorities in Taiwan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Shin-Etsu-to-invest-$108-million-to-build-photoresist-plant-in-Taiwan_69323.html
April 8, 2015
Kuraray says that it has completed acquiring all shares in Plantic Technologies (Melbourne), a company involved in biobased barrier films, from Gordon Merchant No.2 Pty Ltd. Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-acquires-Australian-biobased-barrier-films-company-Plantic_69277.html
April 8, 2015
China's Ministry of Transport (Beijing) said today that it has requested that ships in the Port of Gulei, Fujian Province, evacuate from the port as a safety precaution after an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Chinas-transport-ministry-ask-ships-to-evacuate-Gulei-Port-after-petchem-plant-fire_69276.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Reports-At-least-three-fires-reignite-at-tanks-belonging-to-Dragon-Aromatics_69275.html
April 8, 2015
On 1 April, Teijin launched an automotive business development division under the company’s carbon fibers and composites business unit, which will be responsible for marketing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-launches-division-to-expand-carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic-business-for-automotive-use_69274.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Arab-Potash-signs-supply-agreement-with-China_69249.html
April 6, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC) announced today that on 2 April 2015, the Seoul High Court has upheld a lower court verdict in MCC’s favor in a patent infringement suit against...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korean-court-rules-in-Mitsubishi-Chemicals-favor-in-red-phosphor-patent-infringement-suilt_69160.html
April 2, 2015
Japan’s imports of synthetic rubber in February sank from January’s levels, the Rubber Trade Association of Japan says. The country imported 4,809 m.t. of styrene butadiene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-imported-less-synthetic-rubber-in-February_69116.html
April 1, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals and SKC (Seoul) say that their previously announced polyurethane (PU) raw material joint venture is expected to become operational on 1 July. It had originally been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Mitsui-Chemicals-SKC-PU-materials-JV-to-become-operational-in-July_68805.html
April 1, 2015
Daiso (Osaka), a producer of chlor-alkalis and other chemicals, has announced that its board of directors today approved changing the company’s name to Osaka Soda Co. The final...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Daiso-reverts-to-original-name-of-Osaka-Soda_68842.html
April 1, 2015
Solvay says that, effective 1 April, it has created a new global business unit — Special Chem — that will integrate the company’s rare earth systems and special...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Solvay-creates-new-global-special-chem-business-unit-based-at-Seoul_69091.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Styrene-stocks-in-eastern-China-slip-amid-higher-demand-turnarounds_69078.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Cepsa-to-inaugurate-phenol-plant-at-Shanghai-this-month_69069.html
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