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TAIWAN

JSR and Chang Chun Petrochemical to establish JV to manufacture display materials in China
JSR (Tokyo) says that it has agreed with Taiwanese chemical company Chang Chun Petrochemical (Taipei) to establish a joint venture to manufacture display materials at Changshu, China. The jv company will be called JSR Micro Changshu, and JSR will hold a 51%...

Teijin starts producing new phosphorus flame retardant
Teijin says that production of its new phosphorus flame retardant FCX-210 has begun at a 1,000-m.t./year plant operated by chemical company Chitec Technology (Taipei). Teijin, after developing FCX-210 in 2013, signed a manufacturing license agreement with...

Report: Europe must boost R&D investment to remain competitive
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies based in the European Union increased by 6.8% in 2012, but was only 2.6% in...

BASF to acquire TPU manufacturer Taiwan Sheen Soon
From left: Arnaud Meissonnier, M&A, Asia/Pacific at BASF; Thomas Bernhardt, v.p./strategy, performance materials at BASF; Raimar Jahn, president/performance materials at BASF; Jason Chou, managing director, Taiwan Sheen Soon; Jens Dierssen, business...

Y.T. Wang, co-founder of Formosa Plastics Group, dies
Formosa Plastics USA (Livingston, NJ) reports that Y.T. Wang, vice chairman of Formosa Plastics Group (Taiwan), died at his home in Taiwan on 27 November. Y.T. Wang and his brother, the late chairman Y.C. Wang, together founded Formosa Plastics Group 60 years ago....

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KOREA

LG Electronics and Dow link in quantum dot TV project
Dow Chemical will supply quantum dot material to LG Electronics, which is launching a new range of high-tech TVs in early 2015. Dow is building a quantum dot factory in South Korea using technology from Nanoco Group, with production starting in the first half...

South Korea's November styrene exports dip 4.0% from October
South Korea exported 126,232 m.t. of styrene in November, down 4.0%, from 131,765 m.t., in October, the latest Korea Customs Service data show. The fall mostly reflects a lack of styrene shipments to Taiwan in November—down from 5,042 m.t. in...

Yeochun NCC plans to use LPG at Korea cracker from early January
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) plans to start feeding up to 10% liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the company's No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeosu, South Korea, from early January, a source close to the company said today. The use of naphtha at the cracker will be...

Alfa Laval to supply heat exchangers to petrochemical plant in South Korea
Alfa Laval (Lund, Sweden), a provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its technologies of heat transfer, centrifugal separation, and fluid handling, says that it has won an order to supply Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchangers to a...

Report: Europe must boost R&D investment to remain competitive
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies based in the European Union increased by 6.8% in 2012, but was only 2.6% in...

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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...

JSR and Chang Chun Petrochemical to establish JV to manufacture display materials in China
JSR (Tokyo) says that it has agreed with Taiwanese chemical company Chang Chun Petrochemical (Taipei) to establish a joint venture to manufacture display materials at Changshu, China. The jv company will be called JSR Micro Changshu, and JSR will hold a 51%...

Lima climate change conference: mixed response from politicians, industry, and environmentalists
The United Nations climate summit in Lima closed with the basis for a new, global climate change agreement to be finally agreed in Paris in Dec 2015, and to enter into force in 2020. The conference agreed on two deliverables, the Lima call for climate action...

Kuraray develops new acrylic film
Kuraray has decided to enter the acrylic film market with Parapure, a recently developed product. Parapure, which was created through the application of the company’s technologies in the area of highly functional resins, has superior weather resistance...

Teijin starts producing new phosphorus flame retardant
Teijin says that production of its new phosphorus flame retardant FCX-210 has begun at a 1,000-m.t./year plant operated by chemical company Chitec Technology (Taipei). Teijin, after developing FCX-210 in 2013, signed a manufacturing license agreement with...

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