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May 9, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical says it has recently started construction of a new manufacturing facility for next-generation touchscreen panels at the production site of Sumitomo’s Dongwoo...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Sumitomo-Builds-Manufacturing-Facility-for-Touchscreen-Panels-in-Korea_34681.html
May 5, 2011
SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, says the company’s petrochemical business, SK Global Chemical recorded operating profits of won243 billion ($226 million) and sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-and-Sales_34553.html
April 26, 2011
OCI (Seoul), formerly DC Chemical, says it will invest won1.8 trillion ($1.65 billion) to build a fifth polysilicon plant with a production capacity of 24,000 m.t./year at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/OCI-to-Invest-$1-65-Billion-to-Expand-Polysilicon-Capacity-in-Korea_34374.html
April 20, 2011
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) has firmed up its previously reported plans to build a polysilicon plant in Korea. The plant will be built at Yeosu and it is due for completion by July 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Hanwha-Firms-up-Polysilicon-Project_34260.html
April 19, 2011
LG Chem informed the Korea Exchange that it has reported a 27% increase in net profits for the first quarter of 2011, to won657 billion ($604 million), compared with the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-and-Sales_34246.html
April 11, 2011
Arkema says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with CJ CheilJedang (Seoul), a food, feed, and bioscience company, to build a bio-methionine and thiochemicals platform in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Arkema-and-Korean-Company-Form-JV-to-Build-Bio-Methionine-Plant_34038.html
March 28, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical says it has entered into an agreement with Samsung LED Co. (Suwon, Korea) to establish a joint venture in Korea for research & development, manufacture, and sale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Sumitomo-and-Samsung-to-Establish-JV-for-LED-Sapphire-Substrates_33769.html
March 22, 2011
Ube Industries says it will establish a subsidiary in Korea and the new wholly owned subsidiary dubbed Ube Korea (Seoul) will begin operations in April 2011. Korea is home to several...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Ube-to-Establish-Subsidiary-in-Korea_33622.html
March 4, 2011
Honam Petrochemical (Seoul) informed the Korean stock exchange that it is considering building petrochemical plants in foreign countries, including in Indonesia, say press reports. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Honam-Mulls-Building-Petrochemical-Complex-in-Indonesia_33205.html
March 3, 2011
Electronics giant Samsung says it has formed a joint venture company with Quintiles, a top-tier pharma services group to support its entry into the contract manufacture of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Samsung-Enters-Contract-Biopharma-Sector_33189.html
March 3, 2011
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, Korea) says it is implementing a new organization, effective January 1, 2011. Maurizio Butti, has been nominated COO of Songwon, and there are six global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-Announces-New-Appointments_33185.html
February 28, 2011
Mitsubishi Rayon and Honam Petrochemical (Seoul) say that their Daesan MMA (Daesan, Korea) 50-50 joint venture has decided to expand the production capacity for methyl methacrylate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Honam-and-Mitsubishi-Rayon-to-Expand-MMA-Monomer-and-Acrylic-Resin-Pellet-Capacity-in-Korea_33128.html
February 15, 2011
The jv will build and operate a 10,000 m,t./year plant at SFC’s Ulsan site. The plant is expected to begin production in 2013....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Samsung-MEMC-Form-Polysilicon-JV_32879.html
February 10, 2011
SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, through the company’s petrochemical business, SK Global Chemical, plans to acquire the previously announced 35% stake in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Innovation-to-Buy-Stake-in-Sinopecs-Wuhan-Project-in-First-Quarter_32733.html
February 3, 2011
The jv, named DayStar Materials, will begin supplying precursors to the South Korean market in the second quarter of 2011....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Chemtura-Forms-Korean-LED-Materials-JV_32573.html
January 31, 2011
Aditya Birla Group (Mumbai) says it has signed a definitive agreement to buy Columbian Chemicals Co. (Marietta, GA)  from One Equity Partners, the merchant banking arm of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Aditya-Birla-Buys-Columbian-Chemicals-for-$875-million_32537.html
January 24, 2011
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will construct a large new plant for the production of acrylonitrile (AN) at Ulsan, Korea. Construction of the plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Asahi-Kasei-to-Build-Acrylonitrile-Plant-in-Korea_32370.html
January 17, 2011
An 11,000-m.t. dwt tanker carrying an undisclosed cargo of chemicals was captured on January 15 by Somali pirates, reports say. The Korean-owned Samho Jewelry was about 350...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korean-Chemical-Tanker-Hijacked-off-Oman_32165.html
January 17, 2011
Toray Industries says its Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) subsidiary will build a plant for the production of carbon fiber at TAK’s manufacturing site at Gumi, Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Toray-to-Build-Carbon-Fiber-Plant-in-Korea_32163.html
January 10, 2011
LG Chem (Seoul), Asia's largest producer of neopentyl glycol (NPG), has announced plans to expand capacity by 35,000 m.t./year to 100,000 m.t./year at its Yeosu, Korea complex. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-Hikes-Neopentyl-Glycol-Capacity_32048.html
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