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October 9, 2015
JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) has shut indefinitely a 140,000-m.t./year propylene unit at its manufacturing site at Kawasaki, Japan, because of poor margins, press reports say...
October 8, 2015
Kuraray says that it has developed a new photocurable elastomer by using a proprietary technology. The technology enables control over the molecular weight as well as the distribution...
October 7, 2015
Hyundai Paint (Incheon, South Korea) says it will spend 13.6 billion South Korean won ($11.5 million) to build a new paints factory at its Incheon site in South Korea. The plant is...
October 7, 2015
Sabic and SK Global Chemical on Wednesday inaugurated an industrial plant at Ulsan, South Korea, to manufacture a range of polyethylene (PE) products using the Nexlene technology...
October 2, 2015
The startup and stabilization of Reliance’s new purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Dahej, India, is reshaping supply balances for Asia markets outside of China, according...
October 2, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC; Tokyo) says that it will dissolve its wholly owned subsidiary, Japan Circuit Industrial Co. (JCI; Toyota, Japan) at the end of March 2016, due to poor...
October 1, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan says it will stop in-house production of polycarbonate (PC) resin, sold under the Tarflon brand. The company will close its PC production facility at its Chiba site at...
October 1, 2015
Kuraray on Thursday announced that it will expand production facilities at its plant at Saijo, Japan, for optical-use Poval film, which serves as a base film for polarized film, an...
September 29, 2015
The volume of benzene imports into China have dropped massively in the last couple of months, with August's import volumes the lowest this year, data obtained by IHS Chemical...
September 29, 2015
Styrene imports into China rebounded during July and August, IHS Chemical data show. Total August import volumes amounted to 306,014 m.t., a marginal increase over July. However...
September 29, 2015
Air Liquide says that it will invest more than €100 million ($112.4 million) to supply ultra-pure carrier gases to customers’ semiconductor fabs in Asia, that manufacture...
September 28, 2015
Specialty chemicals distributor Barentz International (Hoofddorp, Netherlands) says it has acquired New Skyport (Shanghai), a leading distributor of specialty ingredients in China...
September 28, 2015
Teijin on onday announced that Thomas Connelly, executive director and CEO of the American Chemical Society (Washington), will become a member of Teijin's advisory board, effective 1...
September 28, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that it will build a  production line for manufacturing its Hipore brand lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery separator at the company’s production complex at...
September 25, 2015
The Korea Trade Commission (KTC; Seoul) said on Thursday that it will extend antidumping duties on Chinese and Indian suppliers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film for three more...
September 24, 2015
Gazprom Export (Moscow) and Azerbaijan Methanol Co. (AzMeCo) have signed an agreement for Gazprom to supply gas feedstock to AzMeCo’s methanol plant. The deal was signed in Baku...
September 24, 2015
Daelim Industrial (Seoul) and Daewoo Engineering & Construction (Seoul) on Friday said that on 17 September they signed firm contracts with S-Oil (Seoul), a Saudi Aramco...
September 16, 2015
Chlor-alkali company Mabuhay Vinyl Corp. (MVC; Makati City, Philippines) has informed the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) that Tosoh, on 14 September, acquired a total of 317,779,029...
September 16, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo) says that it will expand production capacity for ZeonorFilm, Zeon’s retardation film for LCD televisions, at the company’s optical film plant at Himi, Japan. A...
September 15, 2015
Formosa Asahi Spandex (Taipei), an equally owned joint venture between Asahi Kasei and Formosa Plastics, plans to build a new spandex fiber manufacturing line at its complex at...
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