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June 16, 2015
Zeon has announced an expansion of its cyclo-olefin polymers (COP) capacity at Mizushima, Japan. The capacity for COP, a high-transparency thermoplastic resin, will be raised from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Zeon-hikes-capacity-for-cyclo-olefin-polymers_71351.html
June 16, 2015
Preparing to exit local operations, Teijin Polycarbonate Singapore has put its industrial site on Jurong Island, Singapore, up for sale via expression of interest, says Colliers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-Polycarbonate-selling-Jurong-Island-site-exiting-local-operations_71339.html
June 16, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on nylon tire cord fabric (NTCF) imports from China for a further five years, effective 12 June, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/India-imposes-dumping-duties-on-nylon-tire-cord-fabric-from-China-for-a-further-5-years_71337.html
June 15, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has begun the process to restart its No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeocheon, South Korea, after the plant was shut on 14 May for regular maintenance, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Yeochun-NCC-restarting-No-1-cracker-butadiene-unit-online_71291.html
June 15, 2015
South Korea’s May exports of para-xylene (p-xylene), benzene, and mixed xylenes were down from April, but styrene and toluene exports increased, customs data show. South Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Korea-exports-less-p-xylene-benzene-mixed-xylenes-in-May_71287.html
June 15, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC; Tokyo), Japan’s only producer of methylamines, will replace its manufacturing unit, based at Niigata, Japan, with a smaller-capacity facility to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-reducing-methylamines-capacity-in-Japan-building-new-plant_71286.html
June 24, 2015
Novasep (Pompey, France), a supplier of services and technologies for the life sciences and chemical industries, says that it is expanding its presence in Asia by signing two...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Novasep-signs-two-deals-to-expand-presence-in-Japan_71230.html
June 11, 2015
Air Products says that it has been awarded a major contract to supply industrial bulk gases and bulk specialty gas supply system for a new semiconductor fab at Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Air-Products-to-build-multiple-production-plants-to-supply-gases-to-semiconductor-fab-in-South-Korea_71153.html
June 10, 2015
Styrene spot prices have spiked in Asia since the beginning of this week on short-covering activity for June-delivery cargoes because benzene feedstock prices and crude oil futures...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Asia-styrene-prices-spike-on-short-covering-activity-and-firmer-feedstock-costs_71138.html
June 10, 2015
Bayer says that it has definitively agreed to sell its diabetes care business to Panasonic Healthcare Holdings (Tokyo), a company which is backed by funds sponsored by global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Panasonic-Healthcare-to-acquire-Bayers-diabetes-care-business-for-&euro1-02-billion_71133.html
June 10, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says that it has decided to more than double its production capacity for lithium-ion (Li-ion) secondary battery separators, which are marketed under the Pervio brand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-double-Li-ion-secondary-battery-separator-production-capacity_71127.html
June 9, 2015
South Korea’s overall benzene exports over the first seven days of June totaled more than 32,000 m.t.—only about 14% of the 224,000 m.t. recorded in May—amid shut...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Koreas-benzene-exports-over-first-week-of-June-only-14-percent-of-Mays-total_71059.html
June 8, 2015
Algatechnologies (Algatech; Kibbutz Ketura, Israel) has announced the signing of a supply and long-term collaboration agreement with Fujifilm in Japan for its AstaPure natural...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Algatechnologies-and-Fujifilm-collaborate-in-natural-astaxanthin_71067.html
June 8, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical and Suzuki Motor Corp. (Hamamatsu, Japan) have jointly developed a new grade of the biobased engineering plastic Durabio, and it is used in the interior resin color...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Suzuki-jointly-develop-new-grade-of-biobased-engineering-plastic_71053.html
June 3, 2015
JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) is operating one of its two para-xylene (p-xylene) production units at Kashima, following a fire which occurred on 29 May at a refinery on the site...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/JX-Nippon-runs-one-of-two-p-xylene-plants-at-Kashima-after-fire_70994.html
June 3, 2015
Revolymer (Deeside, UK) has signed a further license with Solvay; under the terms of the deal, Solvay has exclusive rights to apply Revolymer’s encapsulation technology to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Revolymer-signs-further-licensing-agreement-with-Solvay_70969.html
June 3, 2015
JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) has settled the June Asia contract price for benzene at $740/m.t. cfr, down $125/m.t. from a finalized May price of $865/m.t., the company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/JX-Nippon-settles-June-Asia-contract-price-for-benzene-down-from-May_70894.html
June 2, 2015
South Korea’s overall benzene exports in May stood at about 224,000 m.t., down more than 20% from about 282,118 m.t. in April, preliminary data obtained by IHS Chemical show. But...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Koreas-May-benzene-exports-drop-20-percent-from-April_70918.html
June 2, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on acrylic fiber imports from Thailand and South Korea for five years, effective 1 June, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. Depending on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/India-slaps-dumping-duties-on-acrylic-fibers-from-Thailand-and-South-Korea-for-5-years_70922.html
June 2, 2015
India has extended antidumping duties on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) paste resin imports from China, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan, and Thailand for one year until 25 July 2016...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/India-extends-dumping-duties-on-PVC-paste-resin-from-China-Malaysia-South-Korea-Russia-Taiwan-Thailand-by-one-year_70920.html
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