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April 20, 2012
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says that its Korea Engineering Plastics (KEP; Seoul) affiliate will expand capacity of its polyacetal production facility at Ulsan, Korea by 35,000...
April 6, 2012
Fleming: To produce extractant products. Cytec Industries says it has acquired the manufacturing assets of specialty chemicals firm Star Orechem International (Nagpur, India) at Nagpur...
April 6, 2012
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Shin-Etsu Changting Technology Co. (Longyan, China), to manufacture magnet alloys, an intermediate material for...
April 6, 2012
The chemicals segment of Sinopec, and the refining and chemicals business of PetroChina, reported mixed financial results for full-year 2011. Fourth-quarter results were not disclosed...
March 23, 2012
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, says it will build an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber plant at Ningbo...
March 23, 2012
Yara Pilbara Site: The new technical ammonium nitrate plant will source ammonia from this site. Orica (Melbourne) says it has signed an agreement with Yara International and Apache...
March 23, 2012
SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), says it has acquired additional shares in polyvinyl chloride producer Thai Plastic and Chemicals (TPC...
March 23, 2012
Ube Industries has downgraded its sales and earnings forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. Ube expects to record net profits of ¥21 billion ($251 million), having...
March 16, 2012
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will exit its Okayama Chemical (Tokyo) 50-50 joint venture with Daiso Co. (Osaka). Okayama Chemical, which was...
March 16, 2012
The Chinese government says that the country will establish two or three large rare earth enterprises by consolidating companies in the sector. The government did not disclose a...
March 16, 2012
Mitsui & Co. and Sumitomo Corp. have agreed to study plans to integrate their fertilizer businesses in Japan. Mitsui and Sumitomo signed a basic agreement and are exploring the...
March 2, 2012
Leading Asian chemical companies reported mixed financial results for the quarter or the full year ended December 31, 2011. LG Chem (Seoul) and SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary...
March 2, 2012
Sumitomo Chemical tells CW that it is planning to build an additional solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) manufacturing plant at Jurong Island, Singapore. The second...
February 17, 2012
Major Japanese chemical companies reported mixed financial results for the fiscal first nine months ended December 31, 2011. Firms including Mitsubishi Chemical, Asahi Kasei, and...
February 10, 2012
Lanxess’s semi-crystalline products (SCP) business unit has opened previously announced compounding facilities at the company’s Jhagadia, India site. The plants have a...
February 10, 2012
ExxonMobil says it will cut its stake in the company’s TonenGeneral Sekiyu (Tokyo) refining affiliate from 50.5%, to 22% as part of a restructuring of ExxonMobil’s...
January 27, 2012
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it has established its first two subsidiaries in Vietnam. They are Shin-Etsu Electronics Materials Vietnam for the manufacture of silicone-based materials for...
January 27, 2012
Ambani: Reduced profits in petrochemicals. Reliance Industries says that net profits for the company’s fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2011 decreased 13.6% compared with...
January 27, 2012
Toray Industries says it has decided to purchase the shares it does not own in Toray Tonen Specialty Separator Godo Kaisha (Nasushiobara, Japan), a 50-50 battery separator film (BSF)...
January 20, 2012
BASF-YPC: The inauguration of the second phase of expansion at Nanjing. BASF and Sinopec plan further investment at the site. BASF-YPC Co., a 50-50 petrochemical joint venture between...
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