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June 24, 2011
Celanese says it expects to begin industrial ethanol production in China earlier than previously announced. The company signed letters of intent last January to build industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Celanese-Advances-Ethanol-start-up-in-China_35712.html
June 13, 2011
Pioneering Research: Jourquin (r), Solvay's chairman, and Kim (c) EWHA president, at the signing. Solvay has signed a memorandum of understanding with the EWHA (Seoul) women’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Solvay-Signs-Deal-with-Korean-University-as-Part-of-Asian-Push_35384.html
June 10, 2011
AkzoNobel says it has entered into a partnership with Quangxi Cava Titanium Industry Co. for the production and supply in China of titanium dioxide (TiO2) as an important raw material...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/AkzoNobel-Forms-Titanium-Dioxide-Joint-Venture-in-China_35414.html
June 10, 2011
Lanxess says it has selected Singapore for a previously announced neodymium polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) project in Asia. The company will invest €200 million ($292 million) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Lanxess-Selects-Singapore-for-Asian-Nd-PBR-Project_35415.html
May 31, 2011
Several key chemical plants have restarted production in Japan in recent weeks. Japan’s output of chemicals fell sharply following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/More-Japanese-Chemical-Plants-Restart_35048.html
May 31, 2011
Al Mady: Requires investment of over $1 billion. Sabic has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sinopec to build jointly a polycarbonate (PC) plant at Tianjin, China. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sabic-and-Sinopec-to-Build-Polycarbonate-Plant-in-China_35047.html
May 16, 2011
Major Japanese chemical companies swung to profit or reported huge rises in earnings, and recorded higher sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 mainly due to stronger demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Major-Japanese-Firms-Report-Improved-Earnings_34745.html
May 6, 2011
Several major chemical companies have reported improved financial results in the quarter ended March 31, 2011, mainly as a result of increasing demand and healthier global economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Asian-Companies-Report-Improved-Results_34622.html
April 22, 2011
Aditya Birla Chemicals (Rehla, India), part of the Aditya Birla Group (Mumbai), says its board of directors has approved the acquisition of the chlor-alkali division of Kanoria...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Aditya-Birla-to-Buy-Kanorias-Chlor-Alkali-Division_34282.html
April 22, 2011
Reliance Industries says it is making progress with previously announced world-scale capacity expansion projects across the polyester chain. The program will consolidate Reliance’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Reliance-Moves-Ahead-with-Polyester-Capacity-Expansions_34283.html
April 22, 2011
Air Liquide, Linde, and Praxair have announced separate investments in Asia. Air Liquide says it will invest more than €22 million ($32 million) to build and operate an air...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Industrial-Gases-Firms-Invest-in-Asia_34284.html
April 15, 2011
A growing number of chemical plants are on course to restart production in Japan this month, but operations at some major facilities are expected to take longer to resume, companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Japanese-Firms-Prepare-to-Restart-Operations_34118.html
April 1, 2011
Utsunomiya Facility of Teijin DuPont Films: Expected to restart in late April. A large number of chemical plants are still offstream in Japan, in the aftermath of the earthquake and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Chemical-Production-Remains-Disrupted-in-Japan_33887.html
March 25, 2011
The powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11 is likely to cause shortages of some key electronic materials. Electronic component manufacturers are...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Earthquake-May-Cause-Shortage-of-Electronic-Materials_33752.html
March 18, 2011
Mitsubishi Rayon and Honam Petrochemical say that their 50-50 Daesan MMA (Daesan, Korea) joint venture will expand production capacity for methyl methacrylate (MMA) and for polymethyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Honam-Mitsubishi-Rayon-JV-to-Expand-MMA-Capacity-in-Korea_33514.html
March 18, 2011
Emery Oleochemicals (Selangor, Malaysia) says it will invest a total of RM416 million ($137 million) in Malaysia over the next few years in projects to produce biolubricants, green...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Emery-Oleochemicals-Plans-Investments_33515.html
March 11, 2011
DSM says its Jinling DSM Resins (JDR; Nanjing, China) joint venture with Sinopec Assets Management will invest €50 million ($70 million) to build a composite resins facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/DSM-Plans-Composite-Resin-JV-Facilities-in-China-and-India_33333.html
March 11, 2011
Tosoh recorded net profits of ¥6.7 billion ($82 million) for the nine months ended December 31, 2010, compared with a net loss of ¥4.2 billion in the corresponding period of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Tosoh-Swings-to-a-Profit_33334.html
March 11, 2011
Mitsui Chemicals and Teijin say they have formally established MCT PET Resin (Tokyo), a previously announced joint venture between Mitsui and Teijin’s Teijin Chemicals subsidiary...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Mitsui-and-Teijin-Form-PET-Joint-Venture_33335.html
March 11, 2011
Energy company PTT (Bangkok) has confirmed that its board has approved a merger between the company’s PTT Aromatics and Refining, and PTT Chemical subsidiaries. The merger will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/PTT-Merges-Petchem-Subsidiaries_33336.html
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