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September 23, 2015Corbion Purac (Gorinchem, Netherlands) says it has strengthened its position in India with the acquisition of the lactic acid business of Malladi Specialties Ltd. (MSL; Chennai...
September 11, 2015Zeon (Tokyo), in joint research with the national R&D agency Riken (Wako, Japan) and Yokohama Rubber Co. (Tokyo), has synthesized isoprene from biomass, Zeon says. Isoprene is the...
September 11, 2015Tosoh says that it will increase production capacity for zirconia powder at the company’s Nanyo complex at Shunan, Japan; and its Yokkaichi, Japan, site. The move responds to...
September 11, 2015Rosneft (Moscow) and China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), under which ChemChina proposes to acquire a majority stake in Rosneft’s previously announced Far East Petrochemical Co....
August 28, 2015Leading Asia-based chemical companies have reported rises in profits for the second quarter. Most of the companies report lower revenues for the period, however, mainly because of weaker selling prices....
August 14, 2015Almost all the leading chemical companies based in Japan have reported improved earnings for the fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June. Only Tokuyama reports lower profits for the...
July 31, 2015Reliance Industries has reported consolidated net profit up 4.4%, to 62.2 billion Indian rupees ($974.9 million) in the company’s fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June. Revenues were down 23%, at Rs830.6 billion, and pretax profit was 5.5% higher, at Rs81.5 billion....
July 31, 2015Ineos says that its dispute with Sinopec over the use of what Ineos claims is its technology to produce acrylonitrile at plants in China that were not licensed by Ineos is about to be...
July 31, 2015Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings has announced that it will begin a detailed review to integrate its three chemical operating companies—Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Mitsubishi Plastics...
July 30, 2015Evonik Industries is globalizing its R&D activities for the global cosmetics industry, and at the same time using local R&D to strengthen its position in important growth...