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November 30, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says that it has agreed to license its technologies for manufacturing polypropylene (PP) and propylene oxide (PO) to with refining company S-Oil (Seoul). S-Oil...
November 16, 2015
Monthly benzene exports from South Korea have seen some significantly high volumes for 2015, ranging from a peak of 282,000 m.t. to a low of 185,000 m.t. However, recent data obtained...
November 13, 2015
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) reports net profits more than quadrupled in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the third quarter of 2014, to 12.2 billion South Korean won...
November 10, 2015
Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden) says that it has agreed with Daewoong Pharmaceutical (Seoul), a pharmaceutical company with a strong presence in respiratory therapeutics, to extend for 10...
November 12, 2015
Samsung Group (Seoul) on Friday confirmed that it will sell its chemical operations to Lotte Chemical (Seoul) in a deal worth 3 trillion South Korean won ($2.63 billion). This is...
October 29, 2015
Lotte Chemical will acquire Samsung’s petrochemicals operations in a deal, worth an estimated 3 trillion South Korean won ($2.66 billion), expected to be announced on Friday...
October 28, 2015
BASF on Wednesday announced that it has started up its previously announced compounding plant at Yesan, South Korea, for the company’s engineering plastics Ultramid and...
October 27, 2015
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, reports a 8.4% fall in operating profits for the third quarter of 2015 compared with the...
October 26, 2015
Advanced Petrochemical Co., a Saudi producer of propylene and polypropylene, said on Sunday that its joint venture in South Korea, SK Advanced, completed constructing a propane...
October 19, 2015
South Korea's benzene export volumes have consistently been high during 2015, however levels dropped throughout July, August, and September. Recent data obtained by IHS Chemical show...
October 19, 2015
S-Oil, (Seoul), South Korea's third-largest refiner and a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, on Monday reported a third-quarter loss, with results hurt by a slump in its refining business...
October 16, 2015
LG Chem (Seoul) says net profits increased 48% in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the year-ago period, to 342.4 billion South Korean won ($303.8 million). Third-quarter sales...
October 14, 2015
Mixed-xylene spot prices started to slide in Asia at the beginning of this week following a surge in prices last week. The spot price spiked by $47/m.t. following a deal concluded at...
October 7, 2015
Sabic and SK Global Chemical on Wednesday inaugurated an industrial plant at Ulsan, South Korea, to manufacture a range of polyethylene (PE) products using the Nexlene technology...
October 7, 2015
Hyundai Paint (Incheon, South Korea) says it will spend 13.6 billion South Korean won ($11.5 million) to build a new paints factory at its Incheon site in South Korea. The plant is...
October 2, 2015
The startup and stabilization of Reliance’s new purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Dahej, India, is reshaping supply balances for Asia markets outside of China, according...
September 25, 2015
The Korea Trade Commission (KTC; Seoul) said on Thursday that it will extend antidumping duties on Chinese and Indian suppliers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film for three more...
September 24, 2015
Daelim Industrial (Seoul) and Daewoo Engineering & Construction (Seoul) on Friday said that on 17 September they signed firm contracts with S-Oil (Seoul), a Saudi Aramco...
September 15, 2015
South Korea's para-xylene (p-xylene) exports in August 2015 totaled 478,111 m.t. compared with 431,806 m.t. in August 2014. In August 2015, South Korea’s p-xylene exports to...
September 8, 2015
Hanwha Chemical, South Korea's leading petchems company, and BASF Korea have signed a contract worth 1.89 trillion South Korean won ($1.57 billion) covering the supply by...
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