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March 21, 2014
Agricultural chemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) has announced that the company will permanently close its plants at Welshpool, Western Australia State; and Lytton, Queensland State....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Nufarm-will-close-pair-of-production-facilities-in-Australia_59704.html
March 21, 2014
Asahi Kasei says that its Asahi Kasei Construction Materials (Tokyo) subsidiary has added a production line for Neoma phenolic foam insulation panels at its plant at Sashima, Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Asahi-ups-phenolic-foam-insulation-panels-capacity_59706.html
March 14, 2014
BASF says it will build a world-scale production plant to manufacture specialty amines at the company’s wholly owned site in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park, at Nanjing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/BASF-to-build-specialty-amines-plant-at-Nanjing_59498.html
March 14, 2014
Hankook Tire (Seoul) and Lanxess have signed a memorandum of understanding to codevelop synthetic rubber technologies for high-performance tires, Lanxess says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Lanxess-and-Hankook-Tire-forge-technical-partnership_59499.html
March 14, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical says it will build facilities to manufacture halobutyl rubber and Escorez hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin at the company’s recently expanded petrochemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/ExxonMobil-to-build-halobutyl-rubber-plant-in-Singapore_59500.html
February 28, 2014
Most of the leading Asian chemical companies report lower earnings for the quarter ended 31 December 2013. Only SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul); and SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), report an increase in profits for the period....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Asian-chemical-companies-report-lower-earnings_59169.html
February 21, 2014
Most of the leading Japanese chemical companies swung to profit or achieved higher earnings for their fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013. Companies also report higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Japanese-companies-report-improved-earnings-sales_58919.html
February 7, 2014
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China has imposed antidumping duties on imports of solar-grade polysilicon from South Korea and the United States for five years...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/China-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-polysilicon-from-South-Korea-US_58577.html
February 7, 2014
Arkema says that it will form a joint venture, named Sunke, with Jurong Chemical (Yancheng, China), the leading player in acrylic acid in China. Arkema will have a majority stake in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Arkema-forms-acrylic-acid-JV-with-Jurong-Chemical-in-China_58576.html
January 28, 2014
The European Union and 13 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva), including the United States and China, have pledged to launch negotiations within the WTO to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/WTO-members-start-initiative-to-reduce-tariffs-on-green-goods_58354.html
January 24, 2014
Connell Brothers (San Francisco), a division of Wilbur-Ellis (San Francisco), says that its Connell Brothers Australasia (Brisbane, Australia) subsidiary has acquired the business of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Connell-Brothers-acquires-enzyme-distributor-in-Australia_58226.html
January 24, 2014
Total says Chinese authorities have given it the go-ahead to proceed with a coal-to-olefins joint venture with China Power Investment (CPI; Beijing) in the autonomous region of Inner...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Total-gets-green-light-for-coal-to-olefins-JV-in-China_58227.html
January 24, 2014
Reliance Industries says net profits for its fiscal third quarter, ended 31 December 2013, increased 0.2% compared with the same period of the previous year, to about 55.11 billion Indian rupees ($892 million)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Reliance-Industries-reports-a-slight-increase-in-profits_58225.html
January 17, 2014
Arkema says that it will construct an organic peroxide plant at the company’s Changshu, China, manufacturing complex....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Arkema-to-double-organic-peroxide-capacity-in-China_58011.html
January 17, 2014
Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Hi-Tech (Baotou, China), China’s largest producer of rare earths, has acquired nine rare earth mining companies in Inner Mongolia, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Chinas-largest-rare-earth-producer-acquires-nine-rare-earth-mining-firms_58012.html
January 17, 2014
LG Chem (Seoul), South Korea’s largest chemical company, says that it will invest 320 billion South Korean won ($302 million), to increase production capacity for acrylic acid at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/LG-Chem-invests-more-than-$300-million-to-up-acrylic-acid-capacity_58013.html
January 17, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has acquired the remaining 24.5% stake in Dyflex (Tokyo), gaining 100% ownership of that company. Dyflex, which was founded in 1964, is a market leader...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sika-acquires-remaining-stake-in-Japanese-company_58014.html
January 10, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has agreed to acquire LCS Optiroc (Singapore), a leading manufacturer of cementitious powder products, including business operations in Malaysia...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sika-to-acquire-manufacturer-of-cementitious-powder-products_57832.html
January 10, 2014
BASF says it will build a compounding plant at Yesan, South Korea, for the company’s engineering plastics Ultramid and Ultradur. Construction is expected to begin by mid-2014, and the plant will become operational by the end of 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/BASF-to-build-engineering-plastics-compounding-plant-in-South-Korea_57833.html
January 10, 2014
Sinopec Engineering and Zhong Tian He Chuang Energy have entered into an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the development of a coal-to-chemicals project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sinopec-Engineering-bags-coal-to-chemicals-contract_57834.html
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