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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
December 4, 2014
GTC Technology (Houston) has signed an agreement with Shandong Sincier Chemical Group (SSCG) to provide GTC's technology for a 280,000-m.t./year toluene alkylation unit at a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/GTC-Technology-to-license-toluene-alkylation-technology-to-Chinese-refiner_65837.html
December 4, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical says it has signed an agreement with DuPont to acquire the DuPont Asana insecticide business in the United States. Asana will be distributed through Sumitomo’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-acquire-DuPonts-Asana-insecticide-business-in-US_65830.html
December 3, 2014
Showa Denko says that its Union Showa (Tokyo) 50-50 joint venture with UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, has completed constructing a previously announced new high-silica zeolite plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/UOP-Showa-Denko-JV-completes-constructing-high-silica-zeolite-plant-in-Japan_65795.html
December 3, 2014
KBR (Houston) says that it has recently been awarded a contract by a Lotte Chemical (Seoul) subsidiary headquartered in Kuala Lumpur to provide licensing and basic engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Lotte-Chemical-awards-KBR-with-catalytic-olefins-technology-contract_65794.html
December 2, 2014
Edeniq (Visalia, CA), a biorefining and cellulosic technology company, has signed a "joint development agreement" with Global Bio-chem Technology Group (Hong Kong), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Edeniq-signs-joint-development-agreement-with-Chinese-firm_65782.html
December 2, 2014
Myriant (Quincy, MA), a renewable chemicals company, says that it has entered into a three-way joint development agreement with plasticizers producer UPC Technology (Taipei) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Myriant-UPC-and-Sojitz-to-jointly-develop-biosuccinic-acid-based-plasticizers_65762.html
December 1, 2014
Hanwha Group (Seoul) on Friday announced a major management reshuffle, naming Kim Chang-bum, currently Hanwha Advanced Materials’ president, as the new CEO of Hanwha Chemical. He...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Hanwha-appoints-new-CEO-will-become-Koreas-leading-petchems-player_65731.html
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