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September 28, 2015
Brenntag says that it has signed an agreement to acquire TAT Group (Singapore), a distributor of industrial chemicals. The acquired company’s facilities in Singapore cover supply-chain requirements and services including blending, packaging, storage, and logistics....
September 28, 2015
Ube Industries says that it will expand its production capacity for lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery separators by rebuilding existing facilities at its production complex at Ube, Japan...
September 28, 2015
The Indian government is planning to change its policy on petroleum, chemicals, and petrochemical investment regions (PCPIRs), and the revised policy is expected to be formulated over...
September 25, 2015
On the eve of the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM), scheduling to commence in Geneva on 28 September, the International Council of Chemical...
September 23, 2015
Corbion Purac (Gorinchem, Netherlands) says it has strengthened its position in India with the acquisition of the lactic acid business of Malladi Specialties Ltd. (MSL; Chennai...
September 11, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo), in joint research with the national R&D agency Riken (Wako, Japan) and Yokohama Rubber Co. (Tokyo), has synthesized isoprene from biomass, Zeon says. Isoprene is the...
September 11, 2015
Tosoh says that it will increase production capacity for zirconia powder at the company’s Nanyo complex at Shunan, Japan; and its Yokkaichi, Japan, site. The move responds to...
September 11, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) and China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), under which ChemChina proposes to acquire a majority stake in Rosneft’s previously announced Far East Petrochemical Co....
August 28, 2015
Leading Asia-based chemical companies have reported rises in profits for the second quarter. Most of the companies report lower revenues for the period, however, mainly because of weaker selling prices....
August 14, 2015
Almost all the leading chemical companies based in Japan have reported improved earnings for the fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June. Only Tokuyama reports lower profits for the...
July 31, 2015
Reliance Industries has reported consolidated net profit up 4.4%, to 62.2 billion Indian rupees ($974.9 million) in the company’s fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June. Revenues were down 23%, at Rs830.6 billion, and pretax profit was 5.5% higher, at Rs81.5 billion....
July 31, 2015
Ineos says that its dispute with Sinopec over the use of what Ineos claims is its technology to produce acrylonitrile at plants in China that were not licensed by Ineos is about to be...
July 31, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings has announced that it will begin a detailed review to integrate its three chemical operating companies—Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Mitsubishi Plastics...
July 30, 2015
Evonik Industries is globalizing its R&D activities for the global cosmetics industry, and at the same time using local R&D to strengthen its position in important growth...
July 17, 2015
Sekisui Chemical (Tokyo) says that its previously announced joint venture with Lubrizol for manufacturing chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin in Thailand has become operational. Lubrizol and Sekisui agreed in 2013 to form the jv, S and L Specialty Polymers, which is located in the Hemaraj Eastern Industrial Estate at Map Ta Phut. Sekisui holds a 51% stake in the jv, and Lubrizol holds the remaining 49%....
July 17, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that its Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC) subsidiary will increase production capacity for hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomer by 30% at its production site at...
July 17, 2015
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL; Mangalore, India), a subsidiary of Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC; New Delhi), says that it will acquire the shares it does not own...
July 6, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical says that it has agreed to establish a joint venture in China with Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Ltd. Co. (YOFC; Wuhan, China), China’s largest maker...
July 6, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) and China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) have signed a number of agreements, including a deal for Rosneft to supply crude oil to ChemChina and acquire a stake in ChemChina’s petrochemical subsidiary. The signing took place at the recent Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, in Russia....
July 6, 2015
Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland), a leading fragrance and flavor company, says that it has opened a savory flavors manufacturing facility at Nantong, China. Givaudan invested about 50...
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