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June 22, 2015
ExxonMobil says that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (Seoul) and Korea Gas Corp. to hold discussions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/ExxonMobil-Korea-Institute-of-Technology-and-Korea-Gas-Corp-to-collaborate-on-R-and-D_71499.html
June 17, 2015
Axiall (Atlanta) and Lotte Chemical (Seoul) have settled on arrangements for a joint venture to build and operate a 1 million m.t./year ethane cracker in Louisiana. The partners expect later this year to make a final investment decision on the project, which was first announced in February 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Axiall-and-Lotte-advance-US-cracker-plans_71420.html
June 17, 2015
South Korea's exports of benzene were less than half in the first half of June compared with the whole of May, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. About 100,000 m.t. of benzene were...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Korea-exports-in-first-half-June-less-than-50-percent-of-the-benzene-volume-shipped-in-the-whole-of-May_71387.html
June 15, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has begun the process to restart its No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeocheon, South Korea, after the plant was shut on 14 May for regular maintenance, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Yeochun-NCC-restarting-No-1-cracker-butadiene-unit-online_71291.html
June 15, 2015
South Korea’s May exports of para-xylene (p-xylene), benzene, and mixed xylenes were down from April, but styrene and toluene exports increased, customs data show. South Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Korea-exports-less-p-xylene-benzene-mixed-xylenes-in-May_71287.html
June 11, 2015
Air Products says that it has been awarded a major contract to supply industrial bulk gases and bulk specialty gas supply system for a new semiconductor fab at Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Air-Products-to-build-multiple-production-plants-to-supply-gases-to-semiconductor-fab-in-South-Korea_71153.html
June 10, 2015
OCI (Seoul) says that it will sell its 49.1% stake in OCI Materials, a subsidiary that manufactures specialty gas used for manufacturing semiconductors and liquid-crystal-display, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/OCI-to-sell-specialty-gas-stake_70863.html
June 10, 2015
Styrene spot prices have spiked in Asia since the beginning of this week on short-covering activity for June-delivery cargoes because benzene feedstock prices and crude oil futures...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Asia-styrene-prices-spike-on-short-covering-activity-and-firmer-feedstock-costs_71138.html
June 9, 2015
South Korea’s overall benzene exports over the first seven days of June totaled more than 32,000 m.t.—only about 14% of the 224,000 m.t. recorded in May—amid shut...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Koreas-benzene-exports-over-first-week-of-June-only-14-percent-of-Mays-total_71059.html
June 2, 2015
South Korea’s overall benzene exports in May stood at about 224,000 m.t., down more than 20% from about 282,118 m.t. in April, preliminary data obtained by IHS Chemical show. But...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Koreas-May-benzene-exports-drop-20-percent-from-April_70918.html
June 2, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on acrylic fiber imports from Thailand and South Korea for five years, effective 1 June, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. Depending on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/India-slaps-dumping-duties-on-acrylic-fibers-from-Thailand-and-South-Korea-for-5-years_70922.html
June 2, 2015
India has extended antidumping duties on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) paste resin imports from China, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan, and Thailand for one year until 25 July 2016...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/India-extends-dumping-duties-on-PVC-paste-resin-from-China-Malaysia-South-Korea-Russia-Taiwan-Thailand-by-one-year_70920.html
June 2, 2015
SK Global Chemical (SKGC; Seoul) is to sell Nexlene, its premium polyethylene PE business to its joint venture with Sabic. Sabic SK Nexlene Co. (Singapore), an equally owned jv between...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-sells-Nexlene-PE-business-to-JV-with-Sabic_70928.html
May 29, 2015
Styrene-benzene price spreads have shrunk in Asia for a second straight week over styrene market concerns about the health of the futures market and softer domestic prices in China...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Asia-styrene-benzene-price-spread-shrinks-for-second-week-running_70823.html
May 28, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports to China for most of May have fallen by almost a half from the whole of April, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. About 54,000 m.t. were...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Koreas-benzene-exports-to-China-fall-in-May_70740.html
May 28, 2015
Merck KGaA on Thursday held an inauguration ceremony for its €7 million ($7.7 million) OLED application center at Poseung, South Korea. The ceremony was attended by Merck’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Merck-KGaA-inaugurates-OLED-application-center-in-South-Korea_70739.html
May 22, 2015
Toray Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) has launched another tender offer to acquire the remaining shares in Toray Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Toray-to-acquire-remaining-shares-in-former-Woongjin-Chemical-for-$112-million_70622.html
May 20, 2015
Daelim Industrial (Seoul) and Daewoo Engineering & Construction (Seoul) announced on Wednesday that they have won a 3.5 trillion South Korean won ($3.2 billion) order to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Daelim-and-Daewoo-win-major-petrochemicals-plant-order-from-S-Oil_70513.html
May 18, 2015
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul), at end of April  closed the acquisition of two petrochemical companies, Samsung Total Petrochemicals and Samsung General Chemicals. The two companies, now...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Hanwha-Chemical-becomes-Koreas-top-petchems-group-and-among-world-leaders_70151.html
May 15, 2015
Benzene–styrene price spreads have widened $215–$225/m.t. week on week in Asia as spot prices for each product headed in opposite directions, IHS Chemical data show. For...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Asia-styrene-benzene-price-spreads-widen-by-more-than-$200-in-one-week_70429.html
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