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May 22, 2015
A large majority of the leading chemical companies based in Japan have reported improved earnings for the full fiscal year, ended 31 March. Only Teijin and Tokuyama report losses for...
May 22, 2015
India has approved the setting up of an ammonia-urea complex at Namrup, Assam with a production capacity of 864,000 m.t./year, the cabinet says, at an estimated investment of 45...
May 11, 2015
GTS Chemical Holdings’ (Liaocheng, China) unaudited group revenue rose 40% to 167.0 million renminbi ($27.3 million) for the first quarter of 2015 versus Rmb119.3 million a...
May 8, 2015
Showa Denko says that, in May, it will establish a company that will take over Showa Denko’s phenolic resins business. Showa Denko will transfer 85% of the shares in the new...
May 8, 2015
The chemical businesses of Sinopec and PetroChina each reports improved financial results for the first quarter of 2015. Sinopec’s chemicals business swung to a profit, and...
May 8, 2015
Celanese says that it has begun constructing a vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) emulsions production plant at the company’s acetyls facility at Jurong Island, Singapore....
April 29, 2015
China has renewed and lowered government subsidies for developing shale gas over 2016–20, the ministry of finance said today. From 2016 to 2018, the subsidies will be reduced to...
April 24, 2015
Reliance Industries says net profits for the company’s fiscal fourth quarter, ended 31 March, increased 8.5% compared with the same period of the previous fiscal year, to about 63.8 billion Indian rupees ($1.02 billion). Fourth-quarter sales decreased 33%, to Rs708.6 billion....
April 24, 2015
Showa Denko says that it has decided to build a plant at Shanghai to produce high-purity hydrogen fluoride, a specialty gas used for producing semiconductors. The plant will be built...
April 17, 2015
IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals, says that it has completed the acquisition of Kushalchand (Mumbai), a distributor of food ingredients to the fast-growing...
April 17, 2015
Kuraray says that it has completed acquiring all of the shares in Plantic Technologies (Melbourne), a company involved in biobased barrier films, from Gordon Merchant No.2 (Burleigh...
April 17, 2015
Clariant says that it has acquired the black pigment preparations portfolio of Lanxess in India. The products are currently manufactured at Nagda, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Lanxess’s product line of black pigment preparations are used to process rayon fiber, used to manufacture rayon-based apparels, knitwear, towels, and bed linen, Clariant says....
April 15, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it is expanding its production network with the opening of a new factory in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in April 2015. The plant will...
April 6, 2015
The chemical businesses of Sinopec and PetroChina have each reported losses for 2014. Sinopec’s chemicals business swung to a loss, and PetroChina’s chemicals loss narrowed...
April 6, 2015
Asahi Glass says that its subsidiary Phu My Plastics & Chemicals (PMPC), located in the Cai Mep industrial zone in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, will increase production capacity for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from 100,000 m.t./year to 150,000 m.t./year to meet growing demand for PVC in the country....
April 6, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has agreed to acquire Construction Technologies Australia (CTA; Crestmead), one of the leading suppliers of tile adhesives and associated mortar...
March 24, 2015
Biobased chemicals and fuels firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Praj Industries (Pune, India) for the latter to become a...
March 20, 2015
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a worldwide leader in carboxylated styrene butadiene (SB) latex for carpet, paper, and specialty applications, says that it is expanding its plant at Kluang...
March 20, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals says that the company’s wholly owned Mitsui Chemicals Functional Composites Shanghai subsidiary has started production at previously announced plants in the Jinshan...
March 20, 2015
BASF and Toda Kogyo (Hiroshima, Japan), a leading developer and manufacturer of cathode materials for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, have established a previously announced joint venture for cathode active materials in Japan, BASF says....
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