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February 17, 2015
Japan has extended the period of its antidumping investigation into toluene diisocyanate (TDI) originating from China by four months, until 13 June, Japan's ministries of economy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-extends-dumping-probe-on-TDI-from-China_67804.html
February 17, 2015
Kuraray reports a 7.9% fall in net profits for nine months ended 31 December 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥21.3 billion ($178.6 million). Nine-month sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-reports-fall-in-profits_67802.html
February 17, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports to the United States fell 48% in January from 136,501 m.t. in December 2014, to 71,615 m.t., but shipments to China almost tripled, to 95,149 m.t....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-benzene-exports-sank-to-US-but-soared-to-China-in-January_67801.html
February 17, 2015
South Korea exported 512,852 m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene) in January, surging 72% year-on-year from 298,185 m.t. and up 6.0% from 485,711 m.t. in December 2014, Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-p-xylene-exports-soared-72-percent-in-January_67799.html
February 17, 2015
Wison Engineering Services (Hong Kong) has handed over a 300,000-m.t./year methanol-to-olefins (MTO) plant to Shandong Yangmei Hengtong Chemicals (Yangmei Hengtong; Tancheng, China)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Wison-hands-over-new-MTO-plant-to-Chinese-firm_67819.html
February 17, 2015
South Korea exported 13,239 m.t. of mixed xylenes in January, plunging 61% from 34,066 m.t. one year earlier and down 32% from 19,418 m.t. in December 2014, Korea customs service data...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-mixed-xylene-exports-sank-in-January_67818.html
February 16, 2015
South Korea exported 47,897 m.t. of toluene in January, down 22% from 61,280 m.t. in December and 36% lower than 78,720 m.t. in the first month of 2014, Korea customs service data...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-toluene-exports-fell-in-January_67805.html
February 16, 2015
South Korea’s styrene exports fell 13% in January, to 99,722 m.t. against 114,867 m.t. in December 2014 and shrank 17% from 121,415 m.t. year-on-year, Korea customs service data...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korea-exports-less-styrene-in-January_67810.html
February 16, 2015
Asahi Kasei reports a 34% rise in net profits for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥88.4 billion ($752.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-reports-rise-in-profits_67514.html
February 16, 2015
DIC (Tokyo) has reported its financial results for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2014. DIC decided in 2013 to change its fiscal year-end from 31 March to 31 December, and, as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-reports-fall-in-profits_67813.html
February 13, 2015
KH Neochem (Tokyo) and CPC (Taipei) have agreed to form a jv for the production of isononyl alcohol (INA), says KH Neochem. The companies expect to establish the jv, Taiwan-Japan Oxo Chemical Industries, in June, followed by the construction of a $400 million, 180,000 m.t./year INA plant in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/KH-Neochem-CPC-to-build-$400-million-isononyl-alcohol-plant-in-Taiwan_67794.html
February 12, 2015
Showa Denko reports a 41% fall in net profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the year ago quarter, to ¥1.36 billion ($11.4 million). Fourth-quarter sales for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denkos-chemicals-and-petrochemicals-businesses-report-mixed-results_67753.html
February 12, 2015
Three major steam cracker operators in South Korea have consecutively scheduled maintenance shutdown programs for at least one of their respective crackers over March–June. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Three-Korea-crackers-to-shut-consecutively-in-March-June-for-turnarounds_67744.html
February 12, 2015
Daelim's petrochemical production site at Yeosu, South Korea. Daelim Industrial (Seoul) says that its petrochemical division plans to expand production capacity at its highly reactive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Daelim-to-expand-polybutene-capacity-at-Yeosu_67743.html
February 12, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has scheduled maintenance shutdown programs for several of its petrochemical plants at its Yeosu, South Korea, complex between 14 May and 14 June, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Yeochun-NCC-to-shut-several-plants-for-maintenance_67741.html
February 10, 2015
Tosoh announced last week that it completed the previously announced merger of its wholly owned Nippon Polyurethane Industry Co. (NPU; Tokyo) subsidiary with Tosoh, on 1 October 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-absorbs-Nippon-Polyurethane-subsidiary_67680.html
February 9, 2015
Showa Denko says that it has entered into a business alliance with KBR (Houston) to jointly market Showa Denko’s proprietary technologies to produce acetic acid and its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-and-KBR-sign-acetyls-technology-licensing-agreement_67634.html
February 9, 2015
S-Oil (Seoul) will supply diesel and naphtha to a Saudi Aramco subsidiary, in return for para-xylene (p-xylene) and light naphtha under a billion-dollar contract, S-Oil announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oil-signs-billion-dollar-refined-products-p-xylene-supply-deal-with-Saudi-Aramco_67633.html
February 6, 2015
Denki Kagaku Kogyo (Denka; Tokyo) says that net income for the company's fiscal third quarter, ended 31 December 2014, increased 21% year-on-year (YOY), to ¥13.9 billion ($116.9...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Denka-posts-improved-earnings-sales_67612.html
February 6, 2015
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says that on 6 February, the board of directors appointed Kiyoshi Nakao as the new president and CEO of the company, effective 1 April. Nakao is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toyo-Engineering-appoints-new-CEO_67600.html
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