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November 26, 2011
Late-reporting Japanese chemical companies recorded mixed results for their fiscal first half ended September 30, 2011. DIC Corp. reported a slight improvement in earnings during the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Late-Reporting-Japanese-Companies-Post-Mixed-Results_39278.html
November 26, 2011
The Chinese government says it has established an expert committee for cosmetics, food, and healthcare safety under the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing), to provide...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/China-Sets-Up-Food-Healthcare-Safety-committee_39279.html
November 18, 2011
Most major Asian chemical manufacturers reported higher profits and sales for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. Companies say the strong financial performance was mainly a result...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Asian-Chemical-Companies-Report-Higher-Profits-and-Sales_39083.html
November 4, 2011
Major Japanese chemical companies reported mixed financial results for the fiscal first half ended September 30, 2011. Companies including Asahi Kasei and Toray Industries reported an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Japan-Firms-Post-Mixed-Results-Earthquake-Impact-Continues_38797.html
November 4, 2011
Open for Business: (l-r) Kottmann; Reding; Tan; and Walter Rudolf Mohr, Clariant regional head/Southeast Asia and Pacific. Clariant inaugurated last week in Singapore the new global...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Clariant-Transfers-Textile-Chemicals-to-Singapore_38798.html
October 31, 2011
Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Hi-Tech Co. (Baotou, China), the world’s biggest producer of rare earths, says it suspended rare earth smelting and separation work for one...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Chinas-Biggest-Producer-of-Rare-Earths-Suspends-Production-for-One-Month_38584.html
October 28, 2011
Veerasak: Heading up the new company. PTT Chemical, and PTT Aromatics and Refining―each company an affiliate of energy firm PTT (Bangkok)―have completed their previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/PTT-Affiliates-Complete-Merger-Creating-PTT-Global-Chemical_38582.html
October 28, 2011
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China has imposed antidumping duties on imports of caprolactam from the U.S. and European Union (EU), for five years starting...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/China-Slaps-Antidumping-Duties-on-Caprolactam-from-the-U-S-and-EU_38583.html
October 28, 2011
GE and Penrice Soda Holdings (Osborne, Australia) have reached an agreement with coal-seam gas producer QGC (Brisbane, Australia) to design, build, and operate a brine pilot plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/GE-and-Penrice-Soda-to-Build-Brine-Pilot-Plant_38585.html
October 17, 2011
Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it has decided to restructure its precipitated silica business by February 29, 2012. The company plans to cease marketing activities for its Tokusil and Finesil...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Tokuyama-to-restructure-Precipitated-Silica-Business_38286.html
October 17, 2011
Mitsubishi Rayon says it has entered into a nonbinding letter of intent with Daicel (Osaka) to establish a joint venture to manufacture acetate tow for cigarette filters. Mitsubishi...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Mitsubishi-Rayon-and-Daicel-to-Form-Acetate-Tow-Joint-Venture_38285.html
October 17, 2011
Sibur (Moscow) says it has entered into a memorandum of extended cooperation with Sinopec on the possible formation of two joint ventures for the production of nitrile butadiene rubber...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sibur-Sinopec-Plan-Nitrile-Rubber-JVs_38284.html
October 17, 2011
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) says it will invest about ¥8 billion ($104 million) to build a polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) polymer production line at the Kashima, Japan site of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/DIC-to-Expand-PPS-Polymer-Capacity-at-Kashima-Site_38283.html
October 14, 2011
Arkema officially opened two major manufacturing facilities last week at its Changshu, China site, and it announced a string of additional projects there. Changshu is Arkema’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Arkema-Inaugurates-Plants-in-China-Plans-More-Investments_38354.html
October 7, 2011
The China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF; Beijing) says chemical industry output increased 37.1% in the first eight months of 2011, compared with the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/China-Output-on-the-Rise_38098.html
October 7, 2011
Omnova Solutions says it will immediately suspend production at its Taicang, China plant and consolidate production into its Shanghai facility, pending future improvement in business...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Weak-Demand-Forces-Omnova-to-Idle-Facility-in-China_38097.html
October 7, 2011
Feeling the Heat: Shell’s Bukom refinery. Shell’s refinery at Bukom Island, Singapore remained offstream at CW press time following a fire. The company was nevertheless...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Shell-Refinery-Fire-Cuts-Petrochemical-Production_38096.html
October 7, 2011
Reliance Industries, India’s largest private-sector company and the country’s dominant petrochemicals player, is interested in buying a controlling stake in Haldia...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Reliance-Interested-in-Buying-Haldia-Petrochemicals_38091.html
October 7, 2011
Air Products says it will increase production of gaseous nitrogen at Cheonan, South Chungcheong province, Korea to serve increasing demand for electronics. Air Products will build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Air-Products-Expands-Nitrogen_38099.html
September 26, 2011
Expansion planned: Chandra Asri plant at Cilegon. Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) says its SCG Chemicals subsidiary has entered into separate share-purchase agreements with Barito...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Siam-Cement-to-Buy-30-percent-Stake-in-Chandra-Asri-for-$416-Million_37853.html
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