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March 20, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) says that it has completed the previously announced sale of the company’s chemicals business to private equity firm Blackstone for A$750 million ($571 million)...
March 13, 2015
AkzoNobel announced recently that it is investing further in the company’s production sites at Ningbo, China; and Cikarang, Indonesia. AkzoNobel says that its performance coatings...
March 13, 2015
Huntsman says that it will, in the first half of 2015, begin constructing a 25,000-m.t./year capacity expansion at the company’s polyetheramine facility at Jurong Island, Singapore...
March 13, 2015
Daelim Industrial (Seoul) says that its petrochemical division plans to expand production capacity at its highly reactive polybutene plant at the Yeosu National Industrial Complex in South Korea. Daelim will invest 74.0 billion South Korean won ($65.8 million) to expand capacity at the plant from 65,000 m.t./year to 100,000 m.t./year by November 2016....
March 13, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that its board has decided to absorb three wholly owned subsidiaries—Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), and Asahi Kasei E-materials—effective 1...
March 2, 2015
The European Commission has outlined Europe’s vision for the global climate change agreement to be adopted at the climate summit to be held in Paris in December. The commission...
February 27, 2015
Leading Southeast Asia–based chemical companies have reported mixed financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014....
February 20, 2015
A large majority of the leading chemical companies based in Japan have reported improved earnings for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014. Only Teijin and Tokuyama...
February 16, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates) says that renewable energy can fuel India’s economic growth, and that the country “boasts some of...
February 6, 2015
BASF says that the polymer dispersions plant it recently started up at Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, will meet growing demand in the Asean region....
February 6, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says that it will acquire the compound semiconductor materials business of Hitachi Metals (Tokyo). The acquisition is expected to be completed on 1 April. Financial...
February 6, 2015
Air Liquide says that it has entered into a long-term agreement in Australia with Nyrstar (Balen, Belgium), an integrated mining and metals company. Air Liquide will invest...
February 6, 2015
H.B. Fuller says that it has finalized the previously announced acquisition of Tonsan Adhesive (Beijing), the largest independent engineering adhesives provider in China. Fuller has...
January 23, 2015
Reliance Industries says net profits for the company’s fiscal third quarter, ended 31 December 2014, decreased 4.5% compared with the same period of the previous fiscal year, to...
January 23, 2015
Teijin says that its Teijin DuPont Films polyester films joint venture with DuPont will permanently shut its production facility at Anpachi, Japan....
January 23, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that its Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC) subsidiary will construct a validation plant at the Kurashiki, Japan, manufacturing complex for the company’s newly developed...
January 16, 2015
Mitsui & Co. and Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK; Ipoh, Malaysia), a company specialized in palm plantation and oleochemicals, say that they have entered into an agreement under which Mitsui will invest in the oleochemical business KLK operates in China. Mitsui will invest $44.0 million in the business and has signed an agreement to acquire a 20% stake in KLK’s wholly owned subsidiary KLK Premier Capital Ltd. (KLKPCL)....
January 16, 2015
Toray Industries and its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) will expand high-performance polypropylene (PP) spunbond production capacity at the Toray...
January 16, 2015
China has canceled its system of quotas that restrict exports of rare earths, to comply with a World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) ruling, press reports say. WTO, in August 2014...
January 16, 2015
Nippon Shokubai says that, at the end of 2014, the company stopped manufacturing operations at its production site at Suita, Japan. Nippon Shokubai plans to construct an R&D...
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