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October 25, 2013
Australia’s recently elected prime minister, Tony Abbott, is moving ahead with plans to repeal the country’s carbon tax, which was introduced in July 2012 by the previous Labor government....
October 11, 2013
Clariant has acquired the organic pigments business of Jiangsu Multicolor Fine Chemical (Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China). Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed....
October 11, 2013
AkzoNobel says it will invest more than €50 million ($68 million) to build manufacturing facilities at Chengdu, China, for its powder coatings and decorative paints businesses....
October 11, 2013
Brenntag has signed an agreement to acquire the chemical distribution division of the Zytex Group, a biotechnology food formulation and manufacturing company in India, for €10.2...
October 11, 2013
The Indian government says that its cabinet has approved Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd’s. (HPCL; Mumbai) 9-million m.t./year greenfield refinery and petrochemical complex at...
September 20, 2013
Sumitomo Chemical says it is reorganizing the structure of its petrochemicals business to sharpen focus on development. The company says it has established a new department, the...
September 20, 2013
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Duc Giang (Hanoi), a privately owned company, to cooperate in building and expanding a...
September 20, 2013
Mitsubishi Rayon and energy company PTT (Bangkok) say they have signed a memorandum of understanding to study jointly the establishment of a carbon fiber manufacturing business in...
September 20, 2013
The Ministry of Land and Resources (Beijing) will cap China’s rare earth production at 93,800 m.t. for 2013, says the Chinese government. The production cap is in accordance with...
September 9, 2013
Australia's prime minister-elect, Tony Abbott, has reaffirmed plans to repeal Australia's carbon tax legislation, following the victory of his Liberal-National coalition in federal...
September 6, 2013
The chemical businesses of Sinopec and PetroChina report losses for the first half of 2013. Sinopec’s chemicals loss narrowed, however. Sinopec’s chemicals business reports...
September 6, 2013
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sinochem (Beijing), under which the companies will explore potential joint investments in specialty chemical and petrochemical projects in China and other parts of the world, as well as in sales and marketing. The MOU builds on a memorandum of cooperation signed by the companies in August 2012....
September 6, 2013
Petronas Group (Kuala Lumpur), the parent of Petronas Chemicals, reports a 4% drop in second-quarter pretax profit, to 21.98 billion ringgit ($6.64 billion), on revenues 5% higher, at...
August 29, 2013
Evonik Industries has opened an expanded plant for the production of raw materials and additives for personal- and household-care at Bekasi, Indonesia. The company says that it is...
August 23, 2013
Asahi Glass says it will invest about ¥40 billion ($406 million) to increase production capacity for chlor-alkali products and derivatives at the manufacturing site of the...
August 23, 2013
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) reports a 53.3% fall in net profits for the second quarter of 2013 compared with the year-ago quarter, to $7 million....
August 23, 2013
Leading South Korean chemical companies report mixed financial results for the second quarter of 2013. LG Chem posted a 7.2% increase in net profits for the second quarter compared...
August 9, 2013
Most of the leading Japanese chemical companies have swung to profit or report higher earnings for the fiscal first quarter ended, 30 June. The depreciation of the Japanese currency...
July 26, 2013
Evonik Industries says it is significantly expanding precipitated silica capacity at the company’s production site at Map Ta Phut....
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