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June 14, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals today confirmed a major restructuring program for its polyurethanes (PU) business, which will involve sourcing isocyanates and other PU products from Sabic and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Mitsui-Chemicals-Restructures-PU-Business-Closes-Chiba-PPG-Plant_43936.html
June 12, 2012
Linde says it has signed a long-term supply contract with SK Hynix Semiconductor (Icheon, Korea), a world-leading manufacturer of dynamic random access memory chips (DRAM) and flash...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Linde-Signs-Gas-Supply-Deal-with-SK-Hynix-Semiconductor_44096.html
May 24, 2012
The Ministry of Strategy and Finance (Mosf; Gwacheon City, South Korea) says it will extend antidumping duties on polyethelene terepthalate (PET) films imported from China and India...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korea-to-Extend-Antidumping-Duties-on-PET-Films-from-China-and-India_43718.html
May 18, 2012
SK Innovation (Seoul) says its refining business, SK Energy, will invest about won1.62 trillion ($1.4 billion) to build a para -xylene plant at the company’s refining complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Energy-to-Invest-$1-4-Billion-for-P-Xylene-Plant-in-Korea_43528.html
May 18, 2012
Speakers at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) in Kuala Lumpur, attended by more than 1,400 delegates, were generally upbeat despite the slowdown in China, which is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/APIC-2012-Day-2-Asia-is-a-Bright-Spot-Amid-Global-Uncertainty_43574.html
May 17, 2012
The annual Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) began today in Kuala Lumpur, under the theme of Megatrends: Shaping the Future of the Petrochemical Industry. APIC is being...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/APIC-2012-A-Positive-Outlook-for-Asias-Petrochemical-Industry_43537.html
May 17, 2012
Dow Chemical says that its Dow Electronic Materials business unit has acquired Lightscape Materials (Princeton, NJ), a private research company with intellectual property in specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Dow-Acquires-Lightscape-Materials_43536.html
May 4, 2012
Korea has approved the previously announced cap-and-trade system for cutting carbon emissions, and it will be established by 2015, say press reports. Korea will be on the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korea-Approves-Carbon-Trading-System_43223.html
May 2, 2012
SK Innovation (Seoul) says its refining business, SK Energy, will invest about won1.62 trillion ($1.43 billion) to build a para-xylene plant at the company’s refining complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Innovation-to-Invest-$1-43-Billion-to-Build-P-Xylene-Plant_43174.html
April 27, 2012
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, recorded a 25% fall in operating profits for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-Reports-Fall-in-Profits-and-Sales_43063.html
April 19, 2012
LG Chem (Seoul) has reported a 42% fall in net profits for the first quarter of 2012, compared with the year-ago period, to won380.9 billion ($335 million). First-quarter sales however...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-Reports-Fall-in-Profits_42786.html
April 10, 2012
A three-way agreement was signed in Seoul today for an expansion of para-xylene capacity at the Yeosu, Korea refining complex of GS Caltex (Seoul). The agreement was signed by Showa...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Showa-Shell-Taiyo-Oil-and-GS-Caltex-to-Create-Worlds-Largest-P-Xylene-Plant_42603.html
March 29, 2012
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says that its Korea Engineering Plastics (KEP; Seoul) affiliate will expand its polyacetal production facility at Ulsan, Korea, to increase its production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korea-Engineering-Plastics-to-Increase-Polyacetal-Capacity_42367.html
March 21, 2012
Dow Chemical says it has opened an electronic materials R&D center near Seoul, Korea  to advance technologies for displays and semiconductors. Dow did not disclose the cost of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Dow-Opens-Korean-Electronic-Materials-Lab_42172.html
March 20, 2012
Styrolution, the equally owned styrenics production joint venture between BASF and Ineos, has announced a program to streamline its operations in Europe and add capacity in emerging...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Styrolution-Streamlines-Operations-Ineoss-Marl-Styrenics-Complex-to-Close_42100.html
March 8, 2012
Lonza says it has signed an agreement with biotech company LegoChem Biosciences (Daejeon, Korea), for the custom material production of a monoclonal antibody that will be used for in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Lonza-Signs-Deal-with-LegoChem-Biosciences-to-Provide-Pre-clinical-Material-of-Therapeutic-Compound_41875.html
March 8, 2012
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will construct a new acetonitrile plant at Ulsan, Korea. The plant will have a production capacity of 11,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Asahi-Kasei-Builds-Acetonitrile-Plant-in-Korea_41873.html
March 5, 2012
Wacker Chemie says it has completed the expansion and relocation of its technical laboratories and offices in Korea, and inaugurated the upgraded technical center with an integrated...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Wacker-Expands-Technical-Center-in-Korea_41784.html
February 29, 2012
Korea has delayed by at least a month, the approval of a cap-and-trade system to be established by 2015, for cutting carbon emissions, say press reports. The legislative and judiciary...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korea-Delays-Approval-of-Carbon-Trading-System_41669.html
February 17, 2012
The Seoul Central District court has rejected claims by Dow Chemical alleging that LG Chem infringed on Dow’s patented elastic polymer production technology. Dow says it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korean-Court-Rejects-Dows-Patent-Suit-Against-LG-Chem_41470.html
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