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April 2, 2014
Samsung General Chemicals (Seoul) and Samsung Petrochemical have announced that their boards have agreed to merge the two companies. The news comes just days after the group said that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Samsung-General-Chemicals-to-merge-with-Samsung-Petrochemical_60012.html
April 1, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals says it will establish a new division called the New HC Business Development Division, effective 15 April. The new division will accelerate the company’s ongoing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-establishes-business-development-division_59961.html
March 31, 2014
Asia will remain the center of olefins demand growth at least in the foreseeable future. The region accounts for 3.9 billion, or 55%, of the world’s potential chemical and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/IHS-WPC-2014-Lack-of-resources-limits-Asias-olefin-output-potential_59935.html
March 31, 2014
China’s polypropylene (PP) demand represents 33% of worldwide demand, far ahead of North America and Western Europe, each a distant joint second at 14%, IHS Chemical says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/IHS-WPC-2014-China-is-still-a-net-PP-importer-but-it-continues-working-toward-self-sufficiency_59932.html
March 31, 2014
Renewable products company Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Kuraray have expanded and extended their ongoing collaboration in high performance polymers using Biofene, Amyris's brand of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Amyris-and-Kuraray-expand-collaboration-in-farnesene-based-polymers_59929.html
March 28, 2014
With feedstock para-xylene (p-xylene) increasingly oversupplied, China’s producers of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) are gaining leverage over feedstock costs, and p-xylene margins are consequently in decline, says Duncan Clark, sr. director/aromatics and glycols at IHS Chemical. “It’s similar to the PTA industry, where there were very good margins a few years ago, and that was the business to be in.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/IHS-WPC-2014-Chinas-PTA-producers-gaining-leverage-over-p-xylene-costs_59918.html
March 28, 2014
China's petrochemical industry, after a decade of rapid expansion, has reached two major bottlenecks: market monopolization and crude oil supply constraints. These constraints have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/IHS-WPC-2014-Chinas-investments-in-unconventional-feedstocks-will-transform-countrys-petchem-industry_59863.html
March 28, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, on 27 March, officially opened its previously announced new acetonitrile plant at Ulsan, South Korea. The new, 11,000-m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-opens-acetonitrile-plant-in-South-Korea_59891.html
March 26, 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) has ruled that China's export restrictions on the key industrial raw materials rare earths, molybdenum, and tungsten violate international...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/WTO-rules-that-Chinas-restrictions-on-rare-earth-exports-violate-trade-regulations_59847.html
March 26, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical and Pioneer (Kawasaki, Japan) say that they have begun mass production and shipment of the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting module with a wet coating...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Japanese-firm-Pioneer-start-mass-production-of-OLED-lighting-module_59840.html
March 26, 2014
AstraZeneca announced today that it has completed the purchase of Sumitomo Chemical’s remaining shares in AstraZeneca K.K. (Osaka). Sumitomo announced last month that it planned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/AstraZeneca-completes-acquisition-of-Sumitomos-stake-in-AstraZeneca-Japan_59833.html
March 24, 2014
Connell Brothers Co. (CBC; San Francisco), a distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia/Pacific, says it has partnered with Lehigh Technologies (Atlanta), a specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Lehigh-Tech-Connell-Bros-team-up-for-micronized-rubber-powders-distribution-in-Asia_59809.html
March 24, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals says it has signed an agreement with the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ; Tokyo), under which DBJ will acquire a 19.99% stake in Mitsui’s MC Dental Holdings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Development-Bank-of-Japan-acquires-stake-in-Mitsui-Chemicals-dental-material-business_59784.html
March 20, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. (MCHC), the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says that it will establish MCHC R&D Synergy Center (RDSC; Yokohama, Japan), on 1 April, to collect...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-establishes-R-and-D-Synergy-Center_59682.html
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
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