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November 19, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience says it plans to invest €110 million ($149 million) to build five new downstream facilities in China by 2012. The facilities include three polyurethanes (PU)...
November 19, 2010
Dow Corning and Wacker Chemie, two leading silicone producers, inaugurated earlier this month a previously announced $1.8-billion joint, integrated silicones manufacturing complex at...
November 12, 2010
Major Japanese chemical companies swung to profit or reported improved earnings, and posted higher sales for the fiscal first half ended September 30, 2010 mainly due to stronger...
November 12, 2010
AkzoNobel has officially inaugurated a previously announced multi-site at Ningbo, China. The €275-million ($386 million) project is the company’s largest investment...
October 29, 2010
Rhodia has inaugurated a €50-million ($70 million) plant at Qingdao, China for highly dispersible silicas used in energy-efficient tires. The 72,000-m.t./year plant employs...
October 15, 2010
Ube Industries says that its Ube Chemicals Asia (Bangkok) subsidiary will increase capacity for caprolactam and nylon compounds at Rayong, Thailand to meet rising demand in Asia. Ube...
October 15, 2010
Cabot Bluestar Chemical (Jiangxi), a joint venture between Cabot Corp. and China National Bluestar (Beijing), has broken ground on an expansion of its fumed silica manufacturing...
October 15, 2010
Solvay says it will invest €21 million ($29 million) to build a specialty polymers compounding plant at the company’s site at Changshu, China to meet growing demand for specialty...
October 15, 2010
SK Energy (Seoul) says that its refining and petrochemical businesses will be split into separate entities. New, wholly owned subsidiaries tentatively dubbed SK Energy Chemical and SK...
October 8, 2010
Arkema says it will invest $30 million to construct a latex plant at Changshu, China to produce a range of emulsion polymers primarily for use in the coatings and adhesives markets...
October 8, 2010
The Chinese government has called for stringent regulation on the production and marketing of melamine to avoid the use of melamine in the food and feed industry, the Ministry of...
September 24, 2010
Bodal Chemicals (Ahmedabad, India), a manufacturer of dyes and dye intermediates, says it has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Bodal AgroTech, to enter the farm chemical...
September 24, 2010
Mitsui & Co. says it has reached an agreement with mining company Shenhua Group (Beijing) for a comprehensive alliance to expand coal trading between Japan and China; jointly...
September 24, 2010
Showa Denko says it has increased its production capacity for blue light-emitting diode (LED) chips at Chiba, Japan from 200 million units/month, to 340 million units/month. The...
September 20, 2010
The combination of Western companies’ technology and market position, and Chinese partners’ in-market know-how and site access continues to offer opportunities for...
September 20, 2010
Sinopec will pursue international expansion as it seeks to strengthen the global position of its energy and chemical operations, Wang Tianpu, vice chairman and president of Sinopec...
September 20, 2010
The China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) and Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM) have signed an agreement to expand collaboration between the...
September 17, 2010
Keyuan Petrochemicals (Ningbo, China) says it has received approval from Nasdaq’s listing qualifications department to list Keyuan’s shares on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Keyuan’s...
September 17, 2010
Gail India (New Delhi) says that a fire at the company’s petrochemical facility at Pata, India on September 11 killed one employee and injured two others. The fire occurred in the...
September 17, 2010
Dow India (Mumbai), a Dow Chemical subsidiary, says it has abandoned plans to build a previously announced, $100-million R&D center at Chakan, India following environmental...
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