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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Kuraray-buys-Australian-biobased-barrier-films-company-Plantic_69492.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Clariant-buys-Lanxess-pigment-line-in-India-opens-China-plant_69491.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Tikkurila-opens-plant-based-on-novel-production-concept-in-Kazakhstan_69436.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sinopec-PetroChina-chemical-businesses-report-losses_69200.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Asahi-Glass-to-increase-PVC-production-capacity-in-Vietnam_69201.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sika-acquires-Australian-tile-adhesives-firm_69202.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Gevo-licenses-iosbutanol-technology-to-Praj-Industries_68849.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Synthomer-hikes-SB-latex_68728.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Mitsui-starts-up-plants-for-functional-materials_68729.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/BASF-Toda-Kogyo-launch-JV-for-cathode-active-materials_68726.html
March 20, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) says that it has completed the previously announced sale of the company’s chemicals business to private equity firm Blackstone for A$750 million ($571 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Orica-completes-sale-of-chemicals-business-to-Blackstone_68727.html
March 13, 2015
AkzoNobel announced recently that it is investing further in the company’s production sites at Ningbo, China; and Cikarang, Indonesia. AkzoNobel says that its performance coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/AkzoNobel-adds-coatings-capacity-alkoxylation-unit_68491.html
March 13, 2015
Huntsman says that it will, in the first half of 2015, begin constructing a 25,000-m.t./year capacity expansion at the company’s polyetheramine facility at Jurong Island, Singapore...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Huntsman-to-expand-polyetheramine-capacity-in-Singapore_68492.html
March 13, 2015
Daelim Industrial (Seoul) says that its petrochemical division plans to expand production capacity at its highly reactive polybutene plant at the Yeosu National Industrial Complex in South Korea. Daelim will invest 74.0 billion South Korean won ($65.8 million) to expand capacity at the plant from 65,000 m.t./year to 100,000 m.t./year by November 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Daelim-hikes-polybutene-at-Yeosu_68493.html
March 13, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that its board has decided to absorb three wholly owned subsidiaries—Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), and Asahi Kasei E-materials—effective 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Asahi-Kasei-to-absorb-three-subsidiaries_68494.html
March 2, 2015
The European Commission has outlined Europe’s vision for the global climate change agreement to be adopted at the climate summit to be held in Paris in December. The commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/European-Commission-sets-out-blueprint-for-tackling-climate-change-post-2020_68228.html
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
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