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November 20, 2015
Almost every leading chemical company based in Japan has reported improved earnings for their fiscal first half, ended 30 September. Only Asahi Kasei reports lower net profits for the...
November 6, 2015
The chemical businesses of Sinopec and PetroChina each report improved financial results for the first nine months of 2015. The two companies’ chemical businesses swung to profit...
November 6, 2015
Yara International (Oslo) says that it has acquired 100% of the shares in Apache Fertilisers—which holds Apache Corp.’s (Houston) 49% stake in Yara Pilbara Holdings Ltd. (YPHL; Perth, Australia)—for $391 million. YPHL owns Yara Pilbara Fertilisers (YPF), which owns and operates the Yara Pilbara ammonia plant at the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia. The ammonia plant has a production capacity of 850,000 m.t./year and became operational in 2006....
October 30, 2015
Sinopec is in discussions to acquire a controlling stake in Dragon Aromatics, a producer of para -xylene ( p -xylene) and benzene, according to Reuters and other regional media...
October 30, 2015
Orion Engineered Carbons has agreed to purchase Evonik Industries’ 52% stake and Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft’s (DEG) 15% stake in carbon black maker Qingdao...
October 30, 2015
Air Liquide has signed a long-term contract with Yan’an Energy and Chemical (Yan’an, China), a subsidiary of Yanchang Petroleum Group, one of the largest oil and natural gas exploration and production and oil refining companies in China....
October 30, 2015
Leading South Korea–based chemical companies report mixed financial results for the third quarter. LG Chem (Seoul) says net profits increased 48% compared with the year-ago period...
October 23, 2015
Reliance Industries says that net profits for the company’s fiscal second quarter, ended 30 September, increased 13% compared with the same period of the previous year, to about 67.2...
October 23, 2015
BASF plans to expand its emollients and waxes capacity with a new plant at the company’s site in the Jinshan district of Shanghai....
October 23, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan says it will stop in-house production of polycarbonate (PC) resin, sold under the Tarflon brand. The company will close its PC facility at Chiba, Japan, in December. The...
October 20, 2015
Contract development and manufacturing organization Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden) has announced that it is to acquire a majority stake in Nitin Lifesciences (Karnal, India). Nitin...
October 9, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that it will build a production line for the company’s Hipore-brand lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery separator at its production complex at Hyuga, Japan. Asahi says it...
October 9, 2015
Air Liquide says that it will invest more than €100 million ($111.5 million) to supply ultrapure carrier gases to customers’ semiconductor fabs in Asia that manufacture...
October 9, 2015
Clariant says that it has agreed to acquire a part of the personal-care portfolio of Vivimed Labs (Hyderabad, India), subject to necessary regulatory and other approvals. The deal includes associated trademarks and assets. Vivimed is a specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical company....
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...
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