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TAIWAN

LCY Chemical ordered to halt polypropylene production at Kaohsiung
LCY Chemical (Taipei), which is being investigated by Taiwanese authorities over its role in the 31 July explosions at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, which killed 30 people and injured more than 300, has been ordered to halt production at its polypropylene (PP) plant...

LCY terminates merger agreement with Kraton
Kraton Performance Polymers today announced that on 8 August, it received notice from LCY Chemical (Taipei) that LCY has terminated their merger agreement following the Kraton board's 6 August withdrawal of its recommendation that Kraton's stockholders...

Kraton decides against merger with LCY Chemical’s SBC business
Kraton Performance Polymers today announced that on 6 August, its board of directors withdrew its prior recommendation that Kraton's stockholders approve the merger with the styrenic block copolymer (SBC) operations of LCY Chemical (Taipei). Plans for the...

Taiwan to investigate LCY Chemical Corp. in propylene explosions at Kaohsiung as death toll rises
Taiwanese authorities said on Saturday that they are investigating the role of LCY Chemical Corp. (Taipei) in the series of explosions at Kaohsiung on Thursday that killed 28 people and injured 302. Two people from the local fire department are still missing...

Showa Denko to acquire Air Products’ high-purity chlorine business in Taiwan
Showa Denko says it has decided to acquire Air Products’ high-purity chlorine business in Taiwan, in order to strengthen its special material gas business. Taiwan Showa Chemicals Manufacturing (Taipei), a subsidiary of Showa Denko, has reached an...

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KOREA

BASF opens electronic materials R&D center in South Korea
BASF says it has opened its previously announced regional Electronic Materials R&D Center in the Sungkyunkwan University at Suwon, South Korea. The new facility marks the first time for BASF to establish a regional R&D presence in South Korea, one of...

Samsung Engineering to merge with Samsung Heavy Industries
Samsung Engineering (Seoul), the largest engineering company in South Korea, says that it will merge with Samsung Heavy Industries (Seoul), the world’s market leader in drillship liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers and floating production, storage and...

Hanwha Chemical acquires majority stake in TDI producer KPX
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) is acquiring a 50.71% stake in KPX Fine Chemical (Yeosu, South Korea) for 42 billion South Korean won ($40.8 million). The transaction is expected to close by 1 October. The remaining shares in KPX are listed on the stock exchange...

Songwon swings to loss
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) reports a net loss of 6.71 billion South Korean won ($6.6 million) for the second quarter of 2014 compared with a net profit of won518 million in the year-ago quarter. Songwon’s second-quarter sales remained...

Songwon completes acquisition of specialty chemicals business of Indian firm SeQuent
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the specialty chemicals business of pharmaceutical company SeQuent Scientific (Bangalore, India). The acquisition includes SeQuent's polymer stabilizer...

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JAPAN

Mitsubishi Chemical: Restart of Kashima Complex Could Take 'Some Time'
Mitsubishi Chemical says that operations at its Kashima, Japan manufacturing complex will not resume for some time because of severe damage to piers at the adjacent port, and to other infrastructure, caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck the...

Mitsubishi Corp., MHI, and Turkish firm awarded contracts for largest fertilizer plant in Turkmenistan
Mitsubishi Corp. (Tokyo), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI; Tokyo), and Turkish construction firm Gap Insaat (Istanbul) will build a large-scale fertilizer manufacturing complex for Turkmenhimiya, a state-owned chemical company in Turkmenistan. The fertilizer...

FMC to distribute soil and plant health product line in Asia
FMC announced today that it has signed an agreement to jointly develop and distribute organic acid soil and plant health products for Actagro (Biola, CA) in Asia. Actagro’s full line of current products will be available to FMC, with the latter company...

Daiichi Sankyo to sell API plant at Akita to Japanese firm
Pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo (Tokyo) says that it has reached an agreement with finished dosage forms producer Alfresa Pharma (Osaka) to sell the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) plant at Akita, Japan, owned by the Daiichi Sankyo Propharma...

DIC reports rise in profits
DIC (Tokyo) has reported its financial results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2014. DIC decided last year to change its fiscal year-end from 31 March to 31 December, and, as a result, figures for the first half of the previous fiscal year have been...

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