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January 31, 2014
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reports a net profit of ¥7.49 billion ($73 million) for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with a net loss of ¥10.84 billion in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-swings-to-profit-upgrades-earnings-sales-projections_58456.html
January 30, 2014
Celanese says that it has appointed Jimmy Yu as managing director for Celanese Korea. He will be based at Seoul, and will oversee the company's commercial, government affairs, industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Celanese-appoints-managing-director-in-South-Korea_58454.html
January 29, 2014
SK Innovation’s subsidiary SK Incheon Petrochem has suspended construction work on a para-xylene (p-xylene) project at Incheon, South Korea, reports say citing an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Innovation-suspends-construction-work-on-p-xylene-project-in-Korea_58382.html
January 28, 2014
Kraton Performance Polymers has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with the styrenic block copolymer (SBC) operations of LCY Chemical (Taipei), which had been earlier known...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Kraton-to-merge-with-styrenic-block-copolymer-business-of-LCY-Chemical_58351.html
January 28, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports a 10.9% rise in net profits for the nine-month period ended 31 December 2013 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥92.53 billion ($901.8 million). Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_58348.html
January 27, 2014
LG Chem reports a 39.5% decline in net profits for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with the year-ago period, to 176.9 billion South Korean won ($163.3 million). Fourth-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-reports-falls-in-profits-sales_58327.html
January 24, 2014
Asahi Kasei Corp. said today that it has appointed Toshio Asano as executive president, to replace Taketsugu Fujiwara, who will serve as vice chairman of the board as of 1 April. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-appoints-new-executive-president-rejuvenates-management_58300.html
January 24, 2014
Praxair announced on 23 January that it has signed a long-term contract with Taewoong Steel Co. (Daegu, South Korea) to supply high-purity oxygen to that company’s steel mill...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Praxair-to-build-air-separation-unit-for-steel-company-in-Korea_58220.html
January 24, 2014
The plant, which is expected to start up in 2015, is the first INA plant in China. BASF and Sinopec today have broken ground on the previously announced world-scale isononanol (INA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/BASF-and-Sinopec-break-ground-on-isononanol-plant-in-China_58284.html
January 23, 2014
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) announced today that it has agreed to supply Honeywell with hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-1234yf, a car air-conditioning refrigerant, which has significantly lower...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Glass-to-supply-novel-refrigerant-to-Honeywell-will-build-plant_58212.html
January 23, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical says it has developed a new grade of high-performance, high-transparency biobased engineering plastic Durabio, using plant-derived isosorbide as raw material. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-expand-capacity-for-biobased-engineering-plastic-Durabio_58210.html
January 22, 2014
LG Chem (Seoul), Korea’s largest chemical company, says that it has secured patent rights from Europe and Japan on its proprietary safety-reinforced separator (SRS) technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-secures-global-patent-for-SRS-technology_58173.html
January 22, 2014
TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composites materials, has signed a distribution agreement with Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha covering the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/TenCate-signs-distribution-agreement-with-Kyokuto-Boeki-Kaisha_58171.html
January 21, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, has announced that its C4 Oleflex process has been selected by Shandong Huachao Chemical Co. (Dongming, China) to produce isobutylene, a key ingredient for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Honeywell-dehydrogenation-processes-selected-for-isobutylene-propylene-projects-in-China_58155.html
January 21, 2014
Henkel says that its Henkel Korea subsidiary has opened a new technical center at Seoul. The Henkel Korea Technical Center will focus on the development of lamination adhesives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Henkel-opens-technical-center-in-South-Korea_58137.html
January 20, 2014
BASF's first Ultrason plant outside of Germany. BASF says that it has opened its previously announced new plant at Yeosu, South Korea, to strengthen the supply of Ultrason...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/BASF-opens-Ultrason-polyarylsulfone-plant-in-South-Korea_58112.html
January 20, 2014
Type your caption here. The Chinese government set lower export tariffs for key fertilizer products urea and diammonium phosphate (DAP), effective 1 January, the Ministry of Finance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/China-lowers-tariff-on-fertilizer-products-to-boost-exports_58126.html
January 20, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) says that its Uralkali Trading subsidiary has reached an agreement on potash deliveries to China in the first half of 2014 at $305/m.t. cfr. The price...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Uralkali-export-contract-to-China-confirms-slide-in-potash-prices_58125.html
January 17, 2014
Mitsubishi Rayon says that it has developed a high-performance intermediate modulus (IM) carbon fiber, Pyrofil MR70, which largely exceeds the performance of conventional IM carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayon-develops-high-performance-intermediate-modulus-carbon-fiber_58086.html
January 16, 2014
Brenntag says that it has opened a new service and application center at Shenkeng, Taiwan, close to the company’s office at Taipei. The new facility includes application...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Brenntag-opens-application-center-in-Taiwan_58005.html
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