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February 27, 2015
Leading Southeast Asia–based chemical companies have reported mixed financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Southeast-Asian-firms-report-mixed-results_68096.html
February 20, 2015
A large majority of the leading chemical companies based in Japan have reported improved earnings for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014. Only Teijin and Tokuyama...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Leading-Japanese-companies-report-improved-earnings_67892.html
February 16, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates) says that renewable energy can fuel India’s economic growth, and that the country “boasts some of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Irena-renewable-energy-can-fuel-Indias-economic-growth_67812.html
February 6, 2015
BASF says that the polymer dispersions plant it recently started up at Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, will meet growing demand in the Asean region....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/BASF-ups-polymer-dispersions-capacity-in-Southeast-Asia_67549.html
February 6, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says that it will acquire the compound semiconductor materials business of Hitachi Metals (Tokyo). The acquisition is expected to be completed on 1 April. Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sumitomo-to-buy-semiconductor-materials-business-of-Hitachi-Metals_67550.html
February 6, 2015
Air Liquide says that it has entered into a long-term agreement in Australia with Nyrstar (Balen, Belgium), an integrated mining and metals company. Air Liquide will invest...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Air-Liquide-to-build-ASU-in-Australia_67551.html
February 6, 2015
H.B. Fuller says that it has finalized the previously announced acquisition of Tonsan Adhesive (Beijing), the largest independent engineering adhesives provider in China. Fuller has...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Fuller-completes-acquisition-of-Chinese-firm-Tonsan-Adhesive_67552.html
January 23, 2015
Reliance Industries says net profits for the company’s fiscal third quarter, ended 31 December 2014, decreased 4.5% compared with the same period of the previous fiscal year, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Reliance-Industries-reports-fall-in-quarterly-profits_67088.html
January 23, 2015
Teijin says that its Teijin DuPont Films polyester films joint venture with DuPont will permanently shut its production facility at Anpachi, Japan....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Teijin-DuPont-JV-closes-Japan-plant_67089.html
January 23, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that its Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC) subsidiary will construct a validation plant at the Kurashiki, Japan, manufacturing complex for the company’s newly developed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Asahi-Kasei-to-build-plant-to-produce-diphenyl-carbonate_67090.html
January 16, 2015
Mitsui & Co. and Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK; Ipoh, Malaysia), a company specialized in palm plantation and oleochemicals, say that they have entered into an agreement under which Mitsui will invest in the oleochemical business KLK operates in China. Mitsui will invest $44.0 million in the business and has signed an agreement to acquire a 20% stake in KLK’s wholly owned subsidiary KLK Premier Capital Ltd. (KLKPCL)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Mitsui-and-Co-to-invest-in-KLKs-oleochemicals-unit-in-China_66835.html
January 16, 2015
Toray Industries and its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) will expand high-performance polypropylene (PP) spunbond production capacity at the Toray...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Toray-to-expand-polypropylene-spunbond-capacity-in-Indonesia_66836.html
January 16, 2015
China has canceled its system of quotas that restrict exports of rare earths, to comply with a World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) ruling, press reports say. WTO, in August 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/China-ends-rare-earth-export-quotas_66837.html
January 16, 2015
Nippon Shokubai says that, at the end of 2014, the company stopped manufacturing operations at its production site at Suita, Japan. Nippon Shokubai plans to construct an R&D...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Nippon-Shokubai-closes-Suita-plant-to-build-R-and-D-facility_66838.html
January 9, 2015
BASF and Shell Chemicals have agreed that the former company will sell its 50% share in the pair’s propylene oxide–styrene monomer (POSM) joint venture, Ellba Eastern (Singapore)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/BASF-quits-Ellba-Eastern-POSM-joint-venture-with-Shell_66653.html
January 9, 2015
Kuraray has unveiled a medium-term management plan covering the next three years. Kuraray is targeting sales of ¥650.0 billion ($5.44 billion) and operating profits of ¥90.0 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Kuraray-announces-three-year-business-plan_66654.html
January 9, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals and SKC (Seoul) plan to merge their polyurethane (PU) raw material businesses into a joint venture by 1 April....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Mitsui-Chemicals-SKC-to-merge-PU-material-businesses_66655.html
January 9, 2015
Teijin has opened a second production line in South Korea for Lielsort, a separator for lithium-ion secondary batteries (LIBs). The line began operations on 24 December 2014. Lielsort...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Teijin-opens-production-line-for-LIB-separators_66656.html
January 9, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings has named Hitoshi Ochi president and CEO, effective 1 April. Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings is the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical. Ochi is currently a member of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings board and president and CEO of the Mitsubishi Rayon subsidiary. Ochi will succeed Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, who will become chairman of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Holdings-names-next-CEO_66633.html
January 9, 2015
R&P (Singapore), a polymer compounding company, says that it has licensed from ExxonMobil Chemical the technology to produce specialty polypropylene (PP) compounds. The compounds...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/R-and-P-licenses-PP-compounds-technology-from-ExxonMobil_66634.html
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