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December 16, 2011
Von au: Partnership is of strategic importance. LG Chem and Süd-Chemie have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a joint venture for high-volume production of lithium...
December 16, 2011
Wacker Chemie says that its Siltronic semiconductor division plans to streamline its 200 mm wafer production capacities and close a production site at Hikari, Japan by mid-2012...
December 16, 2011
Air Products says it has signed a long-term supply contract with Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical for Air Products to build, own, and operate the largest on-site air separation unit ever...
December 16, 2011
Kaneka (Osaka) says it has entered into an agreement with Meghmani Organics (Ahmedabad, India) and Mitsui & Co. to form a joint venture that will study construction of a...
December 9, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical says it has signed a deal to acquire the ethaboxam fungicide business of LG Life Sciences (Seoul), an affiliate of LG. The acquisition will be completed this month...
December 9, 2011
Toray Industries says that damage assessment began on November 26 at the Ayutthaya, Thailand plant of the company’s Thai Toray Synthetics (TTS; Bangkok) subsidiary, which stopped...
December 9, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that the state Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of New South Wales (NSW), Australia lifted certain prevention notices on December 6 that had been issued on...
December 9, 2011
Lanxess, the market leader in synthetic rubber, expects to benefit greatly from the transition toward greater sustainability in the global tire industry, particularly in China, the...
November 26, 2011
Le Hénaff: Boosts position in China. Arkema says it will acquire Hipro Polymers (Zhangjiagang, China), a producer of biosourced nylon-10,10; and Casda Biomaterials (Hengshui...
November 26, 2011
Late-reporting Japanese chemical companies recorded mixed results for their fiscal first half ended September 30, 2011. DIC Corp. reported a slight improvement in earnings during the...
November 26, 2011
The Chinese government says it has established an expert committee for cosmetics, food, and healthcare safety under the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing), to provide...
November 18, 2011
Most major Asian chemical manufacturers reported higher profits and sales for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. Companies say the strong financial performance was mainly a result...
November 4, 2011
Major Japanese chemical companies reported mixed financial results for the fiscal first half ended September 30, 2011. Companies including Asahi Kasei and Toray Industries reported an...
November 4, 2011
Open for Business: (l-r) Kottmann; Reding; Tan; and Walter Rudolf Mohr, Clariant regional head/Southeast Asia and Pacific. Clariant inaugurated last week in Singapore the new global...
October 31, 2011
Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Hi-Tech Co. (Baotou, China), the world’s biggest producer of rare earths, says it suspended rare earth smelting and separation work for one...
October 28, 2011
Veerasak: Heading up the new company. PTT Chemical, and PTT Aromatics and Refining―each company an affiliate of energy firm PTT (Bangkok)―have completed their previously announced...
October 28, 2011
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China has imposed antidumping duties on imports of caprolactam from the U.S. and European Union (EU), for five years starting...
October 28, 2011
GE and Penrice Soda Holdings (Osborne, Australia) have reached an agreement with coal-seam gas producer QGC (Brisbane, Australia) to design, build, and operate a brine pilot plant...
October 17, 2011
Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it has decided to restructure its precipitated silica business by February 29, 2012. The company plans to cease marketing activities for its Tokusil and Finesil...
October 17, 2011
Mitsubishi Rayon says it has entered into a nonbinding letter of intent with Daicel (Osaka) to establish a joint venture to manufacture acetate tow for cigarette filters. Mitsubishi...
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