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May 4, 2015
AkzoNobel said today that it has finalized the €153-million ($170.4 million) divestment of its global paper chemicals business to Kemira. The deal was first announced in July...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/AkzoNobel-completes-divesting-paper-chemicals-business-to-Kemira_70053.html
May 1, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings today announced that it has revised its financial results forecast for fiscal 2014, covering 1 April 2014 through 31 March 2015. Net income has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Holdings-upgrades-earnings-forecast_70013.html
April 30, 2015
DuPont and textile company Kolon Industries (Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea) today reached an agreement settling a legal dispute over Kolon’s alleged infringement of DuPont’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/DuPont-Kolon-settle-Kevlar-trade-secrets-case_70001.html
April 30, 2015
Samsung General Chemicals and Samsung Total Petrochemicals were today renamed Hanwha General Chemicals and Hanwha Total Petrochemicals, respectively. The move follows the 1.6-trillion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Samsung-General-Chemicals-and-Samsung-Total-renamed_69971.html
April 30, 2015
Asia’s benzene and styrene spot prices fell 4% and 1–2%, respectively, on Thursday when compared with price assessments on Friday last week, while other aromatics remained...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Asias-benzene-and-styrene-prices-fall-1-4-percent-on-week-while-other-aromatics-stay-firm_69964.html
April 30, 2015
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reports a net loss of ¥65.3 billion ($556.3 million) in the  fiscal year ended 31 March 2015 compared with a net profit of ¥10.2 billion in the previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-reports-huge-loss_69955.html
April 30, 2015
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, reports a 27% rise in operating profits for the first quarter of 2015 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-reports-rise-in-operating-profits_69954.html
April 29, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical will shut its phenol plant at Kashima, Japan, in June for a scheduled maintenance program lasting about a month, the company says. The plant has a production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-shut-phenol-plant-in-June-for-maintenance_69911.html
April 28, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports net profits rose 13% for the fiscal year ended 31 March compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥128.6 billion ($1.08 billion). Full-year sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rises-in-profits-and-sales_69877.html
April 28, 2015
As planned, Lotte Chemical (Seoul) began adjusting feedstocks for its steam crackers at Yeosu and Daesan, South Korea, today, a source close to the company says. The Yeosu cracker will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Lotte-begins-adjusting-feedstocks-for-crackers_69873.html
April 28, 2015
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) is operating its styrene plant at Daesan, South Korea, at about 100% of capacity after it completed a planned maintenance program earlier this month, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Lotte-runs-styrene-plant-at-full-capacity-after-maintenance_69870.html
April 27, 2015
Showa Denko says that it will establish a company next month that will take over its phenolic resins business. Showa Denko will transfer 85% of the shares in the new company to Aica...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-to-sell-phenolic-resins-business-to-Aica-Kogyo_69831.html
April 27, 2015
S-Oil Corp. (Seoul), South Korea's third-largest oil refiner by sales, majority owned by Saudi Aramco, today announced a major increase in first-quarter profits. Net income was 211.25...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oils-first-quarter-profits-soar-on-better-margins_69840.html
April 27, 2015
Solvay says that it today broke ground on a facility that will produce highly dispersible silica (HDS) at Gunsan, South Korea. The 80,000-m.t./year HDS plant is expected to become...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Solvay-builds-silica-plant-in-South-Korea_69827.html
April 27, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo) says that it will expand production capacity at its Mizushima, Japan, site for thermoplastic elastomers sold under the brand Quintac, which is used mainly as a raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Zeon-to-expand-production-capacity-for-thermoplastic-elastomers_69825.html
April 27, 2015
China’s imports of aromatics were mostly higher in March versus February amid market concerns of tight supplies, falling inventories, and plant turnarounds, the latest statistics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/China-imports-more-aromatics-in-March-amid-tight-supply-lower-inventories-plant-turnarounds_69824.html
April 24, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports to China will exceed 95,000 m.t. for a fourth consecutive month amid firm domestic demand, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. About 95,000 m.t. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Koreas-benzene-exports-to-China-will-exceed-95000-m-t-in-April-for-fourth-straight-month_69798.html
April 24, 2015
Toray Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) has acquired additional shares in Toray Chemical Korea (Seoul), formerly Woongjin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Toray-completes-tender-offer-for-former-Woongjin-Chemical_69794.html
April 24, 2015
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) today confirmed that it has been awarded a contract by Shin-Etsu Chemical’s Shintech subsidiary in the United States to construct the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/CB-and-I-Toyo-Engineering-confirm-contracts-for-Shin-Etsus-ethane-cracker-project-in-US_69793.html
April 24, 2015
Chang Chun Chemical (Changshu, China) has started operations at its second bisphenol A (BPA) plant at Changshu, technology provider Badger says.The 135,000-m.t./year plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Chang-Chun-Chemical-starts-up-second-Badger-process-BPA-plant-in-China_69791.html
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