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September 17, 2013
Kuraray says it has decided to expand the production capacity for Vecstar liquid crystalline polymer film at the company’s site at Saijo, Japan. Liquid crystalline polymer film...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-expands-capacity-for-liquid-crystalline-polymer-film_55203.html
September 16, 2013
Kao (Tokyo) says its wholly owned Pilipinas Kao Inc. (PKI; Jasaan, Philippines) subsidiary has completed the previously announced 1.4-times expansion of production capacity for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kao-completes-expansion-of-fatty-alcohols-production-capacity-in-Philippines_55171.html
September 16, 2013
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) reports a 94.6% fall in net profits for the second quarter of 2013 compared with the corresponding period of the previous year, to 518 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-reports-huge-fall-in-quarterly-profits_54636.html
September 11, 2013
Tosoh says its Taiyo Vinyl subsidiary is expanding polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex. The company will add 10,000 m.t./year capacity by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-hikes-PVC-capacity-in-Japan_55091.html
September 9, 2013
Construction of a carbon black plant by a joint venture between Cabot and Risun Chemical at Xingtai, China has been completed, the companies announced. Risun Chemical is a wholly owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Cabot-completes-construction-of-carbon-black-JV-plant-in-China_55031.html
September 6, 2013
 Klöckner Pentaplast Group (Heiligenroth, Germany), a manufacturer of rigid plastic films, says it is adding to its production capacity in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Klockner-Pentaplast-outlines-worldwide-capacity-expansion_55006.html
September 3, 2013
Sumitomo Chemical says it is reorganizing its petrochemicals structure to sharpen focus on development. The company says it has established a new department, the resin-related business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-sharpens-petchems-focus_54871.html
September 2, 2013
Tosoh Corp. (Tokyo) announced today that it will build a plant to produce the company’s proprietary Rzeta emission-free reactive amine catalysts for polyurethane (PU) foams. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-to-build-emission-free-amine-catalysts-plant-for-PU-foams_54861.html
August 30, 2013
Faced with the unfamiliar challenge of ethane supply limitations, producers in the Mideast are shifting attention to heavier feedstocks and higher value-added products, according to The IHS Chemical World Analysis—Ethylene 2014. The situation contrasts with that in North America, where the petrochemical industry, revived by abundant shale energy resources, has surged back after a decade of decline....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/IHS-Chemical-Ethane-constraints-drive-Mideast-producers-to-heavier-feedstocks-higher-value-added-derivatives_54820.html
August 22, 2013
Daelim Industrial (Seoul) has been awarded a contract to build a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant for Hyosung Corp., CW has learned. The contract, valued at 272.9 billion Korean won...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Daelim-awarded-propane-dehydrogenation-contract-by-Hyosung_54640.html
August 19, 2013
Sources in Taipei have confirmed to CW that plans to relocate a petrochemical project from Taiwan to Malaysia have been scrapped. CPC Corp. (Taipei) last year said that Kuokuang...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Taiwan-scraps-plans-for-Kuokuang-petchems-project-in-Malaysia_54551.html
August 14, 2013
Ardmore Shipping (Cork, Ireland) has signed contracts for the construction of two 37,000-deadweight m.t. chemical tankers, the company announced today. The vessels were ordered from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Ardmore-Shipping-orders-two-chemical-tankers_54484.html
August 14, 2013
M&G Chemicals (Tortona, Italy) is preparing to list its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, according to various financial newspapers. The company is seeking to raise about...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Reports-M-and-G-Chemicals-seeks-$500-million-listing-in-Hong-Kong_54474.html
August 14, 2013
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) is planning to raise capacity for chlor-alkalis and ethylene di-chloride (EDC) at its Yeosu, Korea petrochemical complex, CW has learned. The company will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Hanwha-Chemical-plans-chlor-alkali-and-EDC-expansion-at-Yeosu-complex_54472.html
August 9, 2013
Taiyo Oil (Tokyo) selected Honeywell's UOP subsidiary to supply technology and catalysts to improve operational flexibility and production at Taiyo's Shikoku aromatics plant at Ehime...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Taiyo-Oil-selects-Honeywells-UOP-to-improve-operational-flexibility-at-aromatics-plant_54395.html
August 7, 2013
DIC (Tokyo) reports a 24.4% fall in net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥4.66 billion ($48 million). First-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-reports-fall-in-profits_54282.html
August 7, 2013
Nippon Shokubai reports a 38.5% fall in net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year, to ¥3.04...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-reports-fall-in-profits-restarts-more-plants-at-Himeji-site_54275.html
August 7, 2013
Ube Industries says it will take over the running of plants belonging to Ube Ammonia Industry, a joint venture in which Ube Industries has a 50.6% stake, Central Glass 22.5%, Kyowa...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-Industries-takes-over-running-of-Ube-Ammonia-Industry_54289.html
August 7, 2013
The petrochemical business of Idemitsu Kosan reports a 10.6% rise in sales in the company's fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥149 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosans-petrochemical-business-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_54288.html
August 6, 2013
Ube Industries reports a net loss of about ¥200 million ($2 million) in its fiscal first quarter ended 30 June, compared with a net profit of ¥2.3 billion in the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-swings-to-loss_54256.html
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