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September 26, 2014
Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it has held an official opening ceremony for two previously announced polysilicon plants at the Samalaju Industrial Park, in Sarawak State, Malaysia. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Tokuyama-opens-$1-84-billion-polysilicon-plants-in-Malaysia_63983.html
September 26, 2014
Evonik Industries says it will build a plant to manufacture the company’s Rohacell polymethacrylimide structural foam at Shanghai. The plant is expected to begin operating in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Evonik-builds-foam-plant-in-China_63982.html
September 26, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience, a Bayer subgroup, says it plans to increase thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) production capacity at Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu State, India, to meet the continued growth in demand for TPU in the country. The addition of a second TPU production line will increase the capacity at the site from 2,500 m.t./year to 6,000 m.t./year. The expansion is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Bayer-expands-TPU-production-capacity-at-Cuddalore-India_63980.html
September 26, 2014
Ube Industries says that its wholly owned fine chemicals subsidiary headquartered at Bangkok will build a production facility for polycarbonate diol at its manufacturing site in Rayong...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Ube-to-build-polycarbonate-diol-plant-in-Thailand_63981.html
September 17, 2014
Brenntag says it has signed an agreement to acquire the specialty chemicals distribution business of Pioma Chemicals (Mumbai), a leading distributor of specialty excipients and functional ingredients to the pharmaceutical, personal-care, and food industries across India....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Brenntag-acquires-specialties-distribution-business-in-India_63708.html
September 15, 2014
The chemical businesses of Sinopec and PetroChina each reports losses for the first half of 2014. Sinopec’s chemicals loss has widened, but PetroChina’s chemicals loss has...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sinopec-and-PetroChina-chemical-units-report-losses_63707.html
September 15, 2014
Evonik Industries says it will expand specialty silica production capacity at Ako, Japan, through its DSL Japan joint venture with Shionogi & Co. (Osaka). Evonik holds a 51% stake...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Evonik-JV-to-expand-specialty-silica-capacity-in-Japan_63709.html
August 29, 2014
Leading Japan-based chemical companies report mixed financial results for the fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June. Companies including Sumitomo Chemical, Toray Industries, Shin-Etsu...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Leading-Japanese-companies-report-mixed-results_63435.html
August 15, 2014
Taiwanese authorities are investigating the role of LCY Chemical in a series of explosions at Kaohsiung on the night of 31 July that killed 30 people and injured more than 300. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Taiwan-to-investigate-LCY-following-propylene-explosions_63163.html
August 15, 2014
Kraton Performance Polymers says that it has received notice from LCY Chemical (Taipei) that LCY has terminated their merger agreement following the Kraton board earlier withdrawing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/LCY-terminates-merger-agreement-with-Kraton_63162.html
August 1, 2014
Gail India and Sumitomo, one of Japan’s largest trading groups, have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) covering cooperation in gas procurement and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Gail-Sumitomo-sign-MOU-on-energy-petchems-cooperation_62863.html
August 1, 2014
China’s National Energy Administration (NEA; Beijing) has told local authorities to curb irrationally developing coal-to-oil and coal-to-gas projects after new technology sparked...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/China-to-curb-investments-in-small-scale-coal-based-projects_62864.html
August 1, 2014
DSM says that it has reached an agreement to acquire Aland HK Holding (Hong Kong), a company producing vitamin C in Mainland China. DSM announced in April that it was in exclusive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/DSM-agrees-to-buy-China-vitamin-C-producer-Aland_62865.html
July 18, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) says that it has decided to build its first polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds plant in China. The plant will be located at Zhangjiagang, within the production site of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/DIC-to-build-¥1-3-billion-PPS-compounds-plant-in-China_62518.html
July 18, 2014
Aramco Overseas Co. (AOC), a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, says that it has agreed in principle to acquire Hanjin Group’s entire stake in S-Oil (Seoul), comprising approximately 32...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Saudi-Aramco-to-buy-Hanjin-Group-out-of-S-Oil-for-$1-95-billion_62519.html
July 18, 2014
Evonik Industries has begun operating a previously announced, 230,000-m.t./year hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at Jilin, China. Evonik has invested more than €100 million ($136 million) to build the plant, which has raised the company’s overall H2O2 capacity to more than 900,000 m.t./year....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Evonik-opens-H2O2-plant-in-China_62520.html
July 18, 2014
Nippon Shokubai has opened plants that produce acrylic acid and n-phenylmaleimide, as well as a waste liquid incinerator system, at the company’s Himeji, Japan, complex. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Nippon-Shokubai-completes-acrylic-acid-hike-at-Himeji_62521.html
July 7, 2014
Kraton Performance Polymers notified LCY Chemical (Taipei) on 30 June that Kraton’s board of directors intends to withdraw its recommendation that Kraton stockholders approve the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Kraton-rethinks-merger-with-LCY-Chemicals-SBC-business_62305.html
July 7, 2014
Solvay says that its Lansol Fluorchemicals joint venture has officially opened a production plant for Nocolok brazing flux at Quzhou, China. Lansol is a jv between Solvay and chemical company Sinochem Lantian (Hangzhou, China), a subsidiary of Sinochem (Beijing). Construction on the 3,000-m.t./year plant began in July 2013, Solvay says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Solvay-Sinochem-JV-opens-Nocolok-brazing-flux-plant-in-China_62306.html
July 7, 2014
Quaker Chemical (Conshohocken, PA) says that it has acquired the remaining 49% stake in its Quaker Chemical Australasia (QCA; Seven Hills, Australia) affiliate from its joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Quaker-buys-out-partner-in-Australian-joint-venture_62307.html
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