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November 25, 2014
The China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF; Beijing) has formalized its commitment to the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and has been accepted...
November 25, 2014
A report prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates), in association with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC; Beijing), says that...
November 21, 2014
Orica (Melbourne) announced on 19 November that it has agreed to sell the company’s chemicals business to funds advised by private equity firm Blackstone (New York) for A$750 million...
November 21, 2014
The chemical businesses of Sinopec and PetroChina each report losses for the first nine months of 2014. Sinopec’s chemicals loss has widened, but PetroChina’s chemicals loss has...
November 21, 2014
Leading Asia-based companies have posted mixed financial results for the third quarter....
November 21, 2014
Teijin has announced several initiatives to restructure its money-losing businesses. The measures include permanently shutting down a polycarbonate (PC) resin plant in Singapore and...
November 21, 2014
BASF and Anhui Huaheng Biotech-nology (Hefei, China) have signed a letter of intent to carry out a feasibility study to build and operate jointly an L-alanine production plant at...
November 21, 2014
Tokuyama says that its Shin Dai-ichi Vinyl (Tokyo) joint venture will permanently close an 80,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Chiba, Japan. Tokuyama holds a 71% stake...
November 14, 2014
A large majority of the leading Japan-based chemical companies have reported improved earnings for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September. Only Teijin and Tokuyama report big losses...
October 31, 2014
BASF says that it will expand the capacity of its production plant for <i>tert</i> -butylamine at the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park, in China....
October 31, 2014
National Titanium Dioxide Co. (Cristal; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) says that it has agreed to acquire the titanium dioxide (TiO2) assets of Jiangxi Tikon Titanium Co. (Fuzhou, China)...
October 31, 2014
Polymer resins producer Nuplex Industries (Auckland) says that it has agreed to sell its agency and distribution business, Nuplex Specialties; and its plastic additives business, Nuplex Masterbatch, to Axieo (Sydney) for A$127.5 million ($113 million)....
October 27, 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) today opened its meeting in Copenhagen to finalize its synthesis report, which will provide policymakers with a...
October 24, 2014
Reliance Industries says net profits for the company’s fiscal second quarter, ended 30 September, increased 1.7% compared with the same period of the previous year, to about 59.7...
October 24, 2014
Arkema says that it has finalized the creation of Sunke, a previously announced joint venture with Jurong Chemical (Yancheng, China), the leading acrylic acid manufacturer in China....
October 24, 2014
A. Schulman says that it has signed a partnership agreement with polymer producer Initz (Ulsan, South Korea) to compound and market Initz’s Ecotran polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)...
October 10, 2014
Clariant has agreed to acquire healthcare packaging company VitaPac (Hong Kong). Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. VitaPac, which was founded in 1995, generated...
October 10, 2014
Nippon Shokubai has confirmed plans to expand superabsorbent polymers (SAP) production at the company’s Himeji, Japan, site. SAP capacity at the site will be increased by 50,000 m.t./year, to 370,000 m.t./year, and mechanical completion of the project is expected in June 2016....
October 10, 2014
Showa Denko, citing the challenging business environment, has decided to dissolve its Showa Esterindo Indonesia (Jakarta) joint venture and terminate its production of ethyl acetate. Showa Esterindo Indonesia was established in 1997 to produce and sell ethyl acetate for the Southeast Asian market....
September 26, 2014
Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it has held an official opening ceremony for two previously announced polysilicon plants at the Samalaju Industrial Park, in Sarawak State, Malaysia. The company...
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