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September 17, 2010
IOT Infrastructure & Energy Services (IOT; Mumbai, India), a joint venture between Indian Oil Corp. (New Delhi) and Oiltanking (Hamburg), says it has formed a separate jv with...
September 10, 2010
Kemira says it will invest €25 million ($32 million) to build a manufacturing facility at Nanjing, China to serve the growing Chinese water treatment market. The facility will be a...
September 10, 2010
Thailand’s Central Administrative Court (Bangkok) has lifted a ban on 74 of 76 suspended projects at the Map Ta Phut industrial estate in Thailand, reports say. Map Ta Phut is home...
September 3, 2010
The chemical businesses of PetroChina and Sinopec reported decreases in operating profits for the first half of 2010. PetroChina’s refining and chemicals business posted a 68% fall...
September 3, 2010
Showa Denko and mining company Antam (Jakarta) have agreed to invest $450 million to build a previously announced chemical alumina plant in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The decision...
August 20, 2010
Major Japanese chemical companies reported a return to profit and higher sales for their fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2010. Companies cite rising demand and higher prices...
August 6, 2010
Major Asian chemical makers posted mixed results for the quarter ended June 30. Some companies reported higher profits on stronger demand, while others reported lower profits due to...
July 23, 2010
Mitsubishi Rayon says it has resumed construction of a previously announced carbon fiber plant at Otake, Japan. Construction of the plant was temporarily stopped in March 2009 due to...
July 23, 2010
Kuraray says it will expand production facilities for optical-use poval film, which serves as a base for polarized film—an essential component in liquid crystal displays (LCD)—at...
July 23, 2010
Lanxess says it will more than double capacities at its Liyang, China plant, which manufactures trimethylolpropane (TMP), trimethylolpropane dimer (Di-TMP), and calcium formate. The...
July 9, 2010
AkzoNobel plans to double its revenues in China within five years, targeting $3-billion/year sales in the country by 2015. AkzoNobel had revenues of $1.5 billion in China in 2009, and...
July 9, 2010
China and Taiwan signed an Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) and a an intellectual property protection pact late last month, during the fifth round of talks between...
June 25, 2010
Lanxess says it will invest more than €10 million ($12 million) to build compounding facilities with an initial combined capacity of 20,000 m.t./year for the production of the...
June 25, 2010
OCI Co. (Seoul), formerly DC Chemical, says it will expand polysilicon capacity at the company’s Gunsan, Korea facility. OCI will invest about won220 billion ($181 million) to...
June 17, 2010
Rhodia says it has agreed to acquire Feixiang Chemicals (Zhangjiagang, China) for a price based on an enterprise value of $489 million--about nine times Feixiang’s estimated 2010...
June 11, 2010
Asahi Kasei and Mitsubishi Chemical say they have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a 50-50 joint venture company for the previously announced integration and...
June 11, 2010
Two carbon black projects were announced in Asia during recent weeks. OCI Co. (Seoul), formerly known as DC Chemical, says it will invest won75 billion ($61.5 million) to build a...
June 11, 2010
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) has acquired a majority stake in Dyflex (Tokyo), the market leader in liquid waterproofing in Japan. The acquisition enables Sika to enter the Japanese...
June 4, 2010
Tata Chemicals (Mumbai) recorded a 6.5% fall in net profits for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 to Rs6.06 billion ($129 million), compared with the previous fiscal year. Sales...
June 4, 2010
SK Energy (Seoul) says it has decided to pursue a restructuring intended to help the company meet challenges caused by volatile market conditions. The restructuring will allow each of...
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