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Tokuyama opens $1.84-billion polysilicon project in Malaysia

7:12 PM MDT | September 18, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it held an official opening ceremony on 17 September for its two previously announced polysilicon plants at the Samalaju Industrial Park Sarawak State, Malaysia. The company invested a total of about ¥200 billion ($1.84 billion) to...


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PolyOne opens specialty materials facility in India

PolyOne says it opened its previously announced facility at Pune, India, on 17 September. The facility, which is located in the Ranjangaon industrial zone, manufactures specialty solid masterbatch and liquid color and additive formulations. It also...

Investment firm CIS Acquisition to acquire China's Delta Technology Holdings

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Clariant completes expansion of pigments capacity in India

Clariant today announced that it has completed the previously announced expansion of production capacity at its pigments and pigment preparations facility at Roha, India. The expansion doubles the capacity of the facility. The higher output will enable the...

Lupin to manufacture Merck Serono drugs under $1.5-billion deal?

Merck KGaA today declined to comment on a report in The Economic Times of India that it is close to signing a deal, worth $1.5 billion, with India’s pharma major Lupin (Mumbai). The report, citing sources close to the deal, says Lupin is in advanced...

DuPont opens innovation center at Shanghai

DuPont says it has today opened an innovation center at Shanghai—the company’s first such facility in mainland China. The center will feature the latest DuPont innovations, applications, and products that address local market needs in food...

Advanced Petrochemical and SK Gas form joint venture for PDH plant

Advanced Petrochemical (Al Jubail) said on Sunday that its 95%-owned subsidiary Advanced Global Investment Co. (AGIC) and SK Gas (Seoul) have formed a joint venture for their previously announced propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant at Ulsan, South Korea. The...

West Bengal government sells stake in Haldia Petrochemicals to the Chatterjee Group

The West Bengal government has decided to sell its share in Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL; Kolkata) to the Chatterjee Group, the original promoters of HPL, local reports say. The deal ends a dispute, which lasted for more than a decade. HPL is the only...

Sabic and Chinese Academy of Sciences sign research agreement

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Cargill sues Syngenta over sales of GMO corn, Syngenta says lawsuit without merit (update)

Cargill said on Friday that it had filed a lawsuit against Syngenta Seeds in Louisiana state court, seeking damages from Syngenta for commercializing its Agrisure Viptera (MIR 162) corn seed before the product obtained import approval from China...

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