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July 22, 2013
Showa Denko says that its Union Showa (Tokyo) 50-50 joint venture with UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, has decided to produce high silica zeolite in Japan. A new production facility will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/UOP-Showa-Denko-JV-to-build-high-silica-zeolite-plant-in-Japan_53828.html
July 22, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals says that production has resumed at the cymene plant in the company’s Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan. Cymene production stopped at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-restarts-cymene-plant-in-Iwakuni-Ohtake-site_53827.html
July 22, 2013
The International Seabed Authority (ISA; Kingston) says it has approved plans for the exploration of cobalt-rich iron-manganese (ferromanganese) crusts in the western Pacific Ocean...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/China-Japan-receive-permits-to-explore-Pacific-cobalt-crusts-containing-rare-earths_53807.html
July 22, 2013
LG Chem posted a 7.2% increase in net profits for the second quarter compared with the year-ago period, to 401 billion South Korean won ($358 million). Second-quarter sales decreased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-reports-rise-in-profits_53801.html
July 22, 2013
PPG Industries has inaugurated a facility at its Tianjin, China, site for the production of heavy-duty equipment coatings, the company has announced. With annual capacity of about...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/PPG-opens-coatings-facility-in-China_53800.html
July 19, 2013
Lotte Chemical today confirmed to the Korean Stock Exchange that it has submitted a proposal to acquire Woongjin Chemical (Seoul). Lotte is among several companies that expressed an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Lotte-confirms-interest-in-buying-Woongjin-Chemical_53777.html
July 19, 2013
The Indian government has extended antidumping duties on imports of rubber chemicals from China and South Korea by another year, until May 2014. This was in response to a petition from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/India-extends-antidumping-duties-on-rubber-chemicals-from-China-South-Korea_53766.html
July 19, 2013
Weak tire demand has resulted in falling butadiene and styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) prices, according IHS Chemical's most recent Market Advisory Service: Global C4 Olefins &...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Weak-tire-demand-worldwide-puts-pressure-on-butadiene-and-SBR-prices_53737.html
July 16, 2013
Praxair has started up a second air separation plant at Samsung Electronic’s semiconductor facility at Hwasung, Korea....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Praxair-adds-unit-at-Samsung-site-in-Korea_53674.html
July 11, 2013
Gensource Potash (Saskatoon, SK) has signed a binding agreement with Chinese investors to develop potash projects around Saskatoon. Canada Potash Corp. (CPC; Saskatoon)—backed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/China-ups-its-interests-in-potash-projects-worldwide_53515.html
July 10, 2013
AkzoNobel’s pulp and performance chemicals business has announced its intention to increase capacity at several of its colloidal silica production sites. The planned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/AkzoNobel-expands-colloidal-silica-capacity-in-Taiwan-China-and-Germany_53480.html
July 10, 2013
Uhde Inventa-Fischer says it has received an order from SK Chemicals (Seoul) to build a previously announced plant for the continuous production of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS). The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-to-build-PPS-plant-for-SK-Chemicals_53477.html
July 9, 2013
BASF will increase its global capacities for producing 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and for polytetramethylene ether glycol, a BDO derivative marketed under the PolyTHF name, within two years...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/BASF-to-expand-global-BDO-and-PolyTHF-capacity-including-new-plants-in-China_53461.html
July 8, 2013
Saltigo (Langenfeld, Germany), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lanxess, says it has signed an agreement with Daiichi Sankyo (Tokyo), one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Saltigo-signs-contract-manufacturing-deal-with-Daiichi-Sankyo_53416.html
July 5, 2013
Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Group (Baotou, China), one of the largest rare-earth miners in China, announced it would be halting its rare earth ore (ROE) concentrate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Report-Leading-Chinese-rare-earth-company-to-halt-production-for-six-months-at-one-facility_53405.html
July 5, 2013
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) and Hitachi Chemical (Tokyo) say that DIC will acquire Hitachi Chemical’s 50% stake in their DH Material (Tokyo) joint venture, and as a result, DH Material...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-buys-out-Hitachi-Chemical-in-unsaturated-polyester-resins-JV_53404.html
July 3, 2013
The European Union and Japan completed the second round of negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) today, just two months after the first round, the European Commission says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/EU-Japan-trade-talks-progress-in-second-round_53364.html
July 3, 2013
Cord Manegold. Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) says it has appointed Cord Manegold as global business manager for the antioxidants and blends business segment, a position he...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-appoints-new-global-business-manager-for-antioxidants-and-blends_53358.html
July 2, 2013
Teijin (Tokyo) has developed a new cyclic carbodiimide anti-hydrolysis agent, which exhibits superior anti-hydrolysis properties, to improve the durability of various plastics, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-to-commercialize-new-cyclic-carbodiimide-anti-hydrolysis-agent_53322.html
July 1, 2013
Nippon Shokubai has been given permission to restart more plants at Himeji, Japan, following the closure of the complex after the explosion and fire on 29 September 2012. A total of 16...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-restarts-more-plants-at-Himeji_53274.html
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