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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
February 3, 2011
The jv, named DayStar Materials, will begin supplying precursors to the South Korean market in the second quarter of 2011....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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