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February 8, 2013
Leading Korean chemical companies reported mixed financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012. LG Chem posted a 22.5% decline in net profits for the fourth quarter compared with...
January 25, 2013
Australia’s only producer of soda ash, Penrice Soda Holdings (Adelaide), has announced that it will permanently close its money-losing soda ash manufacturing facility in June...
January 25, 2013
Ambani: Petrochemicals margin expansion. Reliance Industries says that net profits for the company’s fiscal third quarter, ended 31 December 2012, increased 23.9% compared with...
January 25, 2013
BASF and Petronas say they have decided to terminate their previously announced heads of agreement (HOA) for a possible joint venture within Petronas’s $20-billion refinery and...
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...
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