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January 18, 2013
The municipal government of Changzhi, China, has come under severe criticism for taking six days to report an aniline leak from a production plant operated by Tianji Coal Chemical...
January 18, 2013
Fullerene: A promising material in the field of organic electronics, especially organic photovoltaic cells. Showa Denko and Mitsubishi Corp. say they have entered into a strategic...
January 18, 2013
Sinochem (Beijing) says that its Sinochem Fertilizer (Beijing) unit signed two cooperation agreements with Royal Dutch Shell, according to which the two companies will collaborate on...
January 11, 2013
DIC (Tokyo) says its wholly owned printing inks manufacturing and sales subsidiary DIC Graphics (Jakarta) has acquired the phthalocyanine blue crude and pigments...
January 11, 2013
Capacity bounce: ExxonMobil's new metallocene elastomers unit in Singapore. ExxonMobil Chemical says it has commenced start-up operations at the company’s 1-million m.t./year...
January 11, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals says it decided to not resume production of resorcinol at the company’s Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan. Mitsui says that, as a result, it...
January 3, 2013
Mitsubishi Rayon says it has formed an alliance with SK Chemicals (Songnam, Korea) to develop and expand the companies’ carbon fiber prepreg business in Asia. Mitsubishi Rayon...
January 3, 2013
The Indian government has approved the country’s long-awaited urea investment policy, designed to encourage companies to build production plants and expand existing units. The...
January 3, 2013
Asahi Glass says it has agreed to buy Adeka’s (Tokyo) share in Kashima Chemical (Kamisu, Japan), a producer of epichlorohydrin and allyl chloride. Kashima Chemical, following the...
January 3, 2013
The Chinese government says it will allocate a special fund from its central budget to support the restructuring of China’s rare earth industry. The money will be used to finance...
December 14, 2012
Chengdu Tianqi Industry Group (Tianqi; Chengdu, China) has reached an agreement with Talison Lithium (Perth, Australia) to purchase Talison for C$847 million ($855 million), or...
December 14, 2012
ForstbacH: The firm will continue to be a supplier. Altana (Wesel, Germany) says its Elantas electrical insulation division and Changzhou Lantian Ruiqi Chemical (Changzhou, China) have...
December 14, 2012
Sinochem (Beijing) says that Sinochem Lantian Honeywell—a joint venture between Honeywell and Sinochem—has broken ground on a previously announced project to produce...
November 30, 2012
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) tells CW that the company’s previously announced petrochemical project in India, consisting of plants producing purified terephthalic acid...
November 30, 2012
The Chinese government has stepped up its policy of investigating the possible dumping of chemical products in China by overseas exporters and imposing antidumping duties, following...
November 30, 2012
Bukom Island site: Capacity will rise by 20%. Royal Dutch Shell says it has taken a final investment decision to debottleneck its steam cracker at Bukom Island, Singapore. The project...
November 30, 2012
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI; Tokyo) says it has signed an intergovernmental memorandum with India for the joint production and export of rare earths by companies...
November 16, 2012
Leading Asian chemical companies reported mixed financial results for the quarter ended 30 September 2012. SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul)...
November 16, 2012
Nippon Shokubai says that operations at all of the production facilities at the company’s manufacturing complex at Himeji, Japan, remain suspended following an explosion and fire...
November 9, 2012
Most of the leading Japanese chemical companies reported lower earnings and sales for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September 2012. The slowing global economy; weak demand in...
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