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February 25, 2015
A rarely seen arbitrage between Europe and Asia for benzene has opened and reportedly been worked as Europe still struggles to deal with length in its domestic system heading into...
February 25, 2015
Mitsubishi Rayon says that its polyacrylonitrile-based intermediate carbon fiber has been selected for use in the fan section components of PW1100G-JM, a jet engine for the new Airbus...
February 24, 2015
Astomos Energy (Tokyo) will buy up to 800,000 m.t. of shale-derived liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Targa Resources (Houston) spread over three years from the second half...
February 24, 2015
BASF and Toda Kogyo (Hiroshima, Japan), a leading developer and manufacturer of cathode materials for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, today established their previously announced joint...
February 24, 2015
Japan's benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) production in January was mostly lower on monthly and annual bases, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA; Tokyo)...
February 24, 2015
Japan produced 614,100 m.t. of ethylene in January 2015, 2.5%, or 16,000 m.t., less than in December 2014 and down 4.6% year-on-year (YOY), or 29,800 m.t., data from the Japan...
February 23, 2015
Teijin today announced that it will acquire, through a third-party allotment, new shares of Nakashima Medical (Okayama, Japan), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nakashima Holdings...
February 20, 2015
Evonik Industries says that Wolfgang Kaster has been appointed president/Japan at Evonik and senior representative of Evonik group in Japan, effective 1 June. He succeeds Ulrich...
February 20, 2015
Air Products and Suzuki Shokan (Tokyo), an industrial gas company, say that they have signed an alliance agreement for the two companies to work together on the design, construction...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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