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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
January 5, 2011
SK Energy (Seoul), as previously announced, has spun off its petrochemical, refining and lubricants businesses, and the company’s petrochemical business has been named SK Global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Energy-Spins-off-Businesses-Petchem-Unit-Named-SK-Global-Chemical_31898.html
December 13, 2010
OCI (Seoul), formerly DC Chemical, says it will invest $1.4 billion to build a fourth polysilicon plant with a production capacity of 20,000 m.t./year at the company’s site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/OCI-to-Invest-$1-6-Billion-to-Expand-Polysilicon-Capacity-in-Korea_31554.html
December 1, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China has decided to extend its antidumping measures on chloroform imported the European Union (EU), Korea, and the U.S., for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/China-Extends-Antidumping-Measures-on-Chloroform-Imported-from-EU-Korea-and-U-S-but-not-India_31307.html
November 17, 2010
Makhteshim Agan (Tel Aviv) says it has acquired Ingenieria Industrial S.A. de C.V. (BravoAg), a Mexico City-based crop protection manufacturer, and taken a 51% stake in South Korean glyphosate manufacturer JK (Goyang City)....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Makhteshim-Agan-Expands-Presence-in-Mexico-and-South-Korea_30998.html
November 12, 2010
SKC (Seoul) has agreed to acquire a 45% stake in Evonik Degussa Peroxide Korea, a subsidiary of Evonik Degussa. Evonik Degussa Peroxide Korea is the biggest manufacturer of hydrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-SKC-Buys-Stake-in-Evonik-Hydrogen-Peroxide-Plant_30908.html
November 2, 2010
Canpotex, a potash export cartel, says it has signed a new five-year agreement to supply Unid (Seoul) with up to 2.2 million m.t. of potash. The agreement is for the period January 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Canpotex-Signs-Deal-with-Korean-Firm_30662.html
October 22, 2010
SK Energy (Seoul) says its petrochemical business recorded a 56% fall in operating profits for the third quarter, to won76.6 billion ($68 million) compared with the year-ago period...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Energys-Petchem-Business-Reports-Fall-in-Third-Quarter-Profits_30380.html
October 20, 2010
Albemarle says it has completed the research and development laboratory facilities and begun construction on the previously announced manufacturing facility at Yeosu, Korea. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Albemarle-Builds-R-and-D-Facility-in-Korea_30351.html
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