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October 10, 2014Clariant has agreed to acquire healthcare packaging company VitaPac (Hong Kong). Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. VitaPac, which was founded in 1995, generated...
October 10, 2014Nippon Shokubai has confirmed plans to expand superabsorbent polymers (SAP) production at the company’s Himeji, Japan, site. SAP capacity at the site will be increased by 50,000 m.t./year, to 370,000 m.t./year, and mechanical completion of the project is expected in June 2016....
October 10, 2014Showa Denko, citing the challenging business environment, has decided to dissolve its Showa Esterindo Indonesia (Jakarta) joint venture and terminate its production of ethyl acetate. Showa Esterindo Indonesia was established in 1997 to produce and sell ethyl acetate for the Southeast Asian market....
September 26, 2014Tokuyama (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...
September 26, 2014Evonik 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...
September 26, 2014Bayer 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....
September 26, 2014Ube 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...
September 17, 2014Brenntag 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....
September 15, 2014The 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...
September 15, 2014Evonik 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...