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March 19, 2014
The European Commission has welcomed Wacker Chemie's agreement with the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) that has terminated an antidumping and antisubsidy investigation by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/EU-welcomes-Wacker-deal-to-resolve-polysilicon-antidumping-spat-with-China_59661.html
March 14, 2014
Idemitsu Kosan has halted operations at its Tokuyama, Japan refinery-petrochemical site as a result of seismic activity in the area, the company announced today. An earthquake of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-shutters-Tokuyama-refinery-petchems-complex-after-earthquake_59594.html
March 13, 2014
BASF said today that together with seven leading universities and research institutes in China, Japan and South Korea, it has established the research initiative Network for Advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/BASF-forms-research-network-with-Asian-universities-and-institutes_59535.html
March 13, 2014
Asahi Kasei says that its Asahi Kasei Construction Materials (Tokyo) subsidiary has added a new production line for Neoma phenolic foam insulation panels at its plant at Sashima in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-expands-production-of-phenolic-foam-insulation-panels_59530.html
March 12, 2014
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Jubail, Saudi Arabia), today signed a memorandum of understanding with SK Gas (Seoul) to become a joint venture partner in SK Gas’s previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Saudi-company-joins-SK-Gas-in-Korean-propane-dehydrogenation-project_59496.html
March 12, 2014
Foster Wheeler says that it has been awarded contracts by S-Oil (Seoul) for the front-end engineering design (FEED) for a residue upgrading project at S-Oil’s Onsan refinery at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-FEED-contracts-by-S-Oil-for-residue-upgrading-project-at-Ulsan_59494.html
March 10, 2014
Toray Industries says that it has developed a high tensile strength and modulus carbon fiber Torayca T1100G and a high-performance prepreg using Torayca T1100G. Applications for carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-develops-high-performance-carbon-fiber_59425.html
March 7, 2014
Prices of rare earths edged down at the start of 2014 to their lowest levels since early 2011, due to lukewarm demand and healthy inventories, but prices will climb modestly as buyers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/IHS-Rare-earth-prices-to-rise-in-2014_59417.html
March 7, 2014
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) reports a 59.7% rise in net profits for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with the corresponding period of the previous year, to 6.37 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-reports-rises-in-profits-and-sales_59393.html
March 6, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals says that PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (Berlin) has agreed to grant Mitsui exclusive rights and licensing for diagnostics technology related to photovoltaic power...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-to-develop-diagnostics-and-consulting-business-for-photovoltaic-power-generation_59367.html
March 6, 2014
BASF broke ground today on a resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park at Caojing, China, the company says. The plant is scheduled to commence...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/BASF-breaks-ground-on-electrocoat-plant-at-Shanghai_59365.html
March 6, 2014
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says that it has established its first technical center for the chemicals business at Shanghai, and it will launch operations on 10 March. With this center, Asahi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Glass-establishes-technical-center-for-chemicals-business-in-China_59358.html
March 3, 2014
Toray Industries says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the entire stake in Zoltek (St. Louis), a company that manufactures and sells large-tow carbon fibers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Toray-completes-acquisitions-of-US-carbon-fiber-firm-Zoltek-and-South-Korean-firm-Woongjin-Chemical_59257.html
February 28, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical says that it has decided to sell its 20% stake in AstraZeneca K.K. (Osaka, Japan) to AstraZeneca (London). AstraZeneca K.K., which was established in 1975, develops...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-sell-its-stake-in-AstraZenecas-Japan-unit_59213.html
February 27, 2014
Air Products and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipeline & Engineering (NSPE; Tokyo) jointly announced today the signing of an agreement signifying their intent to work together on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Air-Products-signs-collaboration-agreement-for-hydrogen-fueling-in-Japan_59156.html
February 27, 2014
Lee Sang Ju, senior v.p. and head of global R&D at Hankook Tire and Joachim Grub, senior v.p. and head of performance butadiene rubbers business unit at Lanxess signed the MOU...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Lanxess-and-Hankook-Tire-enter-into-technical-partnership_59146.html
February 26, 2014
Showa Denko says it has decided to increase its capacity for supplying high-purity nitrous oxide (N2O), a specialty gas for semiconductor production, by cooperating with Dooam...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Showa-Denko-builds-high-purity-nitrous-oxide-capacity-in-South-Korea_59105.html
February 26, 2014
BASF says sales to customers in Asia/Pacific were €12.5 billion ($17.17 billion) in 2013, which is unchanged compared with 2012. BASF companies located in the region had total...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/BASF-reports-flat-sales-in-Asia_59103.html
February 25, 2014
Dow Building Solutions, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, has completed converting its three styrofoam extruded polystyrene (XPS) plants in Japan to new polymeric flame-retardant (FR)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Dow-completes-conversion-of-styrofoam-XPS-plants-in-Japan-to-new-polymeric-flame-retardant-technology_59068.html
February 25, 2014
Asahi Kasei says it will close permanently several petrochemical production plants in Japan and, with Mitsubishi Chemical, is also moving ahead with the previously announced plan to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-close-several-petrochemical-plants-in-Japan-moves-ahead-with-cracker-JV-with-Mitsubishi-Chemical_59069.html
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