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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...
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...
August 8, 2011
AkzoNobel says it will acquire Boxing Oleochemicals (Binzhou, China), a leading supplier of nitrile amines and derivatives in China and other parts of Asia, to strengthen...
July 22, 2011
Clancy: China should revisit export policy. China has doubled its export quota for rare earth elements in the second half of 2011 compared with the same period of 2010. The decision...
July 22, 2011
Vopak has acquired all of the shares in CRL Terminals, located in the port of Kandla on the west coast of India, from a domestic operator. The terminal is one of India’s largest...
July 8, 2011
Several key chemical plants have restarted production or returned to full operating rates in Japan in recent weeks. Japan’s output of chemicals fell sharply following the earthquake...
June 24, 2011
China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing) has ordered a ban on eight food products and additives manufactured by four Chinese companies after the products were found...
June 24, 2011
Bozich: Emission regulations tightening. BASF says it will invest €40 million ($58 million) over the next two years to double production capacity for mobile emission catalysts at...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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