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July 26, 2013
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K-ShowStyron has assumed ownership of Dow Chemical's 50% stake in the Sumitomo Dow Ltd. (Tokyo) polycarbonate (PC) joint venture. Sumitomo Chemical holds the other 50% of the jv. The deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/K2010-Styron-Takes-Dows-Stake-in-PC-Venture-with-Sumitomo_30478.html
July 26, 2013
The performance materials business of DKSH (Zurich) has opened an innovation center at Guangzhou, China, and a sales office at Chengdu, China. The Guangzhou innovation center...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/DKSHs-performance-materials-unit-opens-innovation-center-sales-office-in-China_53933.html
July 25, 2013
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, recorded a 37.1% rise in operating profits for the second quarter of 2013 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-reports-rise-in-quarterly-operating-profits_53930.html
July 25, 2013
Zotefoams (Croydon, UK) has entered into a joint venture agreement with Inoac (Tokyo) to manufacture and sell its Azote cross-linked polyolefin foam products in Asia and Australasia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Zotefoams-and-Inoac-form-joint-venture-plan-manufacturing-unit-in-Korea_53627.html
July 25, 2013
Hyundai Oilbank (Seoul), South Korea's fourth-largest refiner; and Lotte Chemical (Seoul) said today that they have signed a memorandum of agreement to build a joint venture complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Hyundai-Oilbank-Lotte-Chemical-sign-MOU-for-xylenes-and-naphtha-production-JV_53698.html
July 25, 2013
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports a 20.3% increase in net profits for the fiscal first-quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥32 billion ($321 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rise-in-profits-sales_53883.html
July 25, 2013
OCI (Seoul), formerly DC Chemical, reports a net loss of 186.6 billion South Korean won ($167 million) in the second quarter ended 30 June, compared with a net profit of about won71...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/OCI-swings-to-loss-forms-carbon-black-JV-in-China_53891.html
July 24, 2013
Researchers at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (Unist; Ulsan, South Korea) have found a simple, low-cost, and eco-friendly method of creating nitrogen-doped graphene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korean-researchers-find-eco-friendly-method-for-creating-nitrogen-doped-graphene-nanoplatelets_53856.html
July 24, 2013
Mitsubishi Chemical says it has entered into an agreement with chemicals manufacturer Samyang (Seoul) to establish a joint venture to manufacture ion exchange resins in South...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Samyang-form-ion-exchange-resins-JV-in-Korea_53848.html
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
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