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February 12, 2016
Leading chemical companies based in Japan report mixed financial results for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2015. Companies including Toray Industries, Sumitomo...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Leading-Japanese-companies-report-mixed-results_77098.html
February 10, 2016
PPG Industries has announced that it has received funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to support a project to improve the fuel efficiency of radial tires for trucks and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/PPG-receives-DOE-funds-for-fuel-efficient-tires_77052.html
February 4, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a major free trade agreement between 12 nations based in and around the Pacific Ocean, has been signed by government ministers in Auckland. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Trans-Pacific-Partnership-signed-in-New-Zealand_76950.html
January 29, 2016
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that it has completed a 15% equity investment in Yunnan Yuntianhua (Kunming, China), China’s leading producer of phosphates, for approximately $250 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/ICL-buys-15-percent-stake-in-Yunnan-Yuntianhua-for-$250-million_76734.html
January 29, 2016
Ube Industries has announced that it will switch to a new manufacturing process for cyclohexanone at the company’s Ube City, Japan, manufacturing site. The new process produces...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Ube-to-adopt-new-process-for-making-cyclohexanone-build-facility_76735.html
January 29, 2016
Reliance Industries says that net profits for its fiscal third quarter, ended 31 December 2015, increased 39% compared with the same period of the previous year, to about Rs72.9 billion ($1.07 billion)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Reliance-reports-39-percent-higher-profits-starts-up-PTA-plant_76736.html
January 21, 2016
Rare earth prices stabilized at the end of last year, according to IHS Chemical data. The IHS rare earths oxide price index, a consumption-weighted index of nine rare earth oxides...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Rare-earth-prices-stabilize-increases-ahead_76608.html
January 15, 2016
Specialty chemicals company Dorf Ketal (Mumbai) says that it has acquired Filtra Catalysts and Chemicals (Mumbai). Filtra, which was established in 2000, makes catalysts, adsorbents...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Dorf-Ketal-acquires-Indian-firm-Filtra-Catalysts-and-Chemicals_76402.html
January 15, 2016
Linde’s gases arm in Singapore and Celanese’s Singapore subsidiary recently announced a new exclusive agreement under which Linde will continue to supply carbon monoxide to Celanese’s operations at Jurong Island for producing acetic acid. The agreement came into effect on 1 January....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Linde-to-continue-supplying-carbon-monoxide-to-Celanese-in-Singapore_76403.html
January 15, 2016
Evonik Industries says that its Nippon Aerosil (Tokyo) joint venture with Mitsubishi Materials (Tokyo) has opened a plant for Evonik’s surface-modified Aerosil fumed silica at Yokkaichi, Japan....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Evonik-JV-opens-plant-for-surface-modified-fumed-silica-in-Japan_76404.html
January 15, 2016
A Versalis subsidiary in Asia has started distributing rubber process oils in the continent’s synthetic rubber market, particular the tire segment. Extender oils residual aromatic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Versalis-to-distribute-ENIs-rubber-process-oils-in-Asia_76405.html
January 8, 2016
Sumitomo Chemical says that it will increase the production capacity for touchscreen panels for organic LED (OLED) display panels at the site of Dongwoo Fine-Chem (Pyeongtaek, South...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sumitomo-ups-touchscreen-panel-production-capacity_76231.html
January 8, 2016
DIC (Tokyo) says that it will build a blending facility for liquid inks for food and beverage packaging in the Ngoro Industrial Park at Surabaya, Indonesia. Operations of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/DIC-to-build-liquid-inks-plant-for-packaging-applications-in-Indonesia_76232.html
January 8, 2016
AkzoNobel recently announced that it has started operations at a new facility for packaging inks at the company’s site at Songjiang, China. The plant, located at the company’s biggest site for packaging coatings, will produce inks used in beverage and can packaging....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/AkzoNobel-starts-up-packaging-inks-facility-in-China_76233.html
January 8, 2016
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that it has signed framework agreements with its customers in China to supply an aggregate 3.4 million m.t. of potash over the next three...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/ICL-signs-potash-supply-agreements-with-China_76234.html
December 18, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (Mitsubishi) has launched a five-year management plan targeting sales of ¥4.70 trillion ($38.5 billion) and operating profits of ¥340.0 billion in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Holdings-announces-business-plan_75914.html
December 18, 2015
Frutarom announced 14 December that it had signed a deal to acquire Wiberg (Salzburg, Austria), a producer of savory flavors, for $130.4 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Frutarom-announces-two-more-acquisitions-in-Europe-and-Asia_75915.html
December 11, 2015
BASF has completed two investment projects that form part of the company’s strategy to significantly expand its presence in Asia....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/BASF-completes-NPG-surfactants-projects_75748.html
December 11, 2015
Kuraray, Itochu, and the Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ; Tokyo) have agreed to sell their shares in the companies’ Kureha Battery Materials Japan (KBMJ; Tokyo) joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Kureha-to-buy-out-Kuraray-partners-in-battery-materials-JV-in-Japan_75749.html
December 11, 2015
Port operator Jurong Port (Singapore) and a Singapore subsidiary of tank storage provider Oiltanking (Hamburg) have signed a joint venture agreement to develop, own, and operate a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Jurong-Port-Oiltanking-form-terminal-JV-in-Singapore_75750.html
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