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May 9, 2014
The chemical businesses of Sinopec and PetroChina each reports a loss for the first quarter. Sinopec’s chemicals segment posted an operating loss of 1.34 billion renminbi ($215...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sinopec-PetroChina-chemical-units-report-losses-in-first-quarter_60879.html
April 25, 2014
Agricultural chemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) has announced that, following a previously announced review of its manufacturing operations in New Zealand, it has decided to close permanently its facility at Otahuhu, near Auckland, and further consolidate regional manufacturing activity at Nufarm’s main manufacturing facility at Laverton, Australia....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Nufarm-to-close-manufacturing-plant-in-New-Zealand_60525.html
April 25, 2014
Reliance Industries says net profits for its fiscal fourth quarter, ended 31 March, increased 0.8% compared with the same period of the previous year, to about 56.3 billion Indian...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Reliance-Industries-reports-a-slight-increase-in-profits_60526.html
April 25, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has acquired a manufacturing facility at Gunsan, South Korea. The facility manufactures and distributes flooring and coating products based on epoxy...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sika-buys-flooring-and-coating-products-plant-in-South-Korea_60527.html
April 17, 2014
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of the state of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, says it has commenced a prosecution against Orica (Melbourne) in the NSW Land and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/New-South-Wales-EPA-initiates-legal-proceedings-against-Orica_60360.html
April 17, 2014
DSM says that it is in exclusive discussions with Aland Nutraceutical (Jingjiang, China), a worldwide producer of vitamin C, to aquire the latter company. The discussions may result in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/DSM-in-discussions-to-buy-Chinas-Aland-Nutraceutical_60361.html
April 17, 2014
Canpotex (Saskatoon, SK), the potash export cartel owned jointly by Agrium, Mosaic, and PotashCorp; and potash producer Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) separately signed major potash-supply contracts with Indian customers in early April....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Canpotex-Uralkali-sign-major-potash-supply-deals-with-India_60362.html
April 4, 2014
The chemical businesses of Sinopec and PetroChina report weak financial results for 2013. Operating profits for Sinopec’s chemicals segment decreased 26.3% in 2013 compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sinopec-PetroChina-chemical-units-report-lower-earnings_60031.html
April 4, 2014
Ineos says it is taking legal action against Sinopec and Sinopec subsidiaries, including Sinopec Ningbo Engineering Co. (SNEC), for breach of contract and/or misuse of trade secrets...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Ineos-sues-Sinopec-over-misuse-of-acrylonitrile-technology_60032.html
March 21, 2014
Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Industrial Gases (Scipig), a joint venture between Air Liquide and Praxair, has been awarded a 15-year contract to supply industrial gases to Shanghai...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Air-Liquide-Praxair-JV-awarded-gases-deal-by-Shanghai-Secco_59705.html
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
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