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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
September 26, 2011
Borgas: Signals commitment to the region. Lonza says it has submitted an application for a secondary share listing in Singapore. Lonza’s shares will be listed on the main board...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Lonza-to-List-on-Singapore-Stock-Exchange_37850.html
September 26, 2011
Formosa Petrochemical, part of the Formosa Plastics Group (FPG; Taipei), has appointed Chen Bao-lang as its new chairman, effective September 15. Chen succeeds Wilfred Wang, who...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Formosa-Petrochemical-Appoints-Ex-CPC-Boss-as-Chairman_37801.html
September 9, 2011
Sinopec’s chemicals segment reported a 36.7% increase in revenues for the first half of 2011 compared with the year-ago period, to Rmb209.4 billion ($32.8 billion). Operating profits...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sinopecs-Chemicals-Segment-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-Sales_37433.html
September 9, 2011
Kerr: India's economic growth boosts demand. PPG Industries says it has signed a letter of intent with Harsha Exito Engineering (Chennai, India) to establish a 50-50 joint venture for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/PPG-to-Form-Fiber-Glass-JV-in-India_37434.html
September 9, 2011
Solutia says it has acquired additional capacity for high-technology conductive film manufacturing from Aimcore Technology (Hsinchu, Taiwan), a leading indium tin oxide glass...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Solutia-Acquires-Additional-Film-Manufacturing-Capacity-in-Taiwan_37435.html
September 9, 2011
Mitsui Chemicals says it will form a company at Tianjin, China for the production and sale of spunbonded fabrics, in response to increased demand for disposable diapers in China. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Mitsui-to-Build-Capacity-for-Spunbonded-Fabrics-in-China_37436.html
August 29, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical has established a 50-50 joint venture with Jilin Xindongtai Engineering Plastics, a compounds producer based at an automotive industry development zone in Jilin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sumitomo-establishes-PP-Compounds-JV-in-China_37147.html
August 29, 2011
Late-reporting Japanese chemical companies posted a mixed set of results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Tosoh’s net profits for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Japanese-Firms-Report-Mixed-Results_37146.html
August 29, 2011
Rorsted: The new plant will greatly enhance Henkel's growth potential in the country. Henkel says it has begun construction on an adhesives factory in the Shanghai Chemical Industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Henkel-Builds-Worlds-Biggest-Adhesives-Plant-in-China_37145.html
August 29, 2011
Four Taiwanese petrochemical producers have signed a letter of intent in Beijing to build a $15-billion refinery and petrochemical complex in Fujian Province, China. The agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Taiwan-Firms-Join-with-Sinopec-in-China-Petchems-Project_37121.html
August 29, 2011
Going it alone: The Haldia petchem complex will not form part of a PCPIR. The state government of West Bengal, India has scrapped a proposed Petroleum, Chemicals, and Petrochemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/India-Scraps-West-Bengal-Chemical-Hub_37120.html
August 22, 2011
The top chemical companies in Japan reported mixed financial results for their fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2011. Companies including Asahi Kasei and Toray Industries reported a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Earthquake-Dents-Japanese-Companies-Results_36971.html
August 11, 2011
Formosa Plastics has been ordered to close 28 major manufacturing facilities at Mailiao, Taiwan following the seventh fire to break out there in recent weeks, local sources tell CW...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Formosa-Ordered-to-Close-28-Plants-After-Another-Fire_36673.html
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