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TAIWAN

Korea's February mixed xylene exports jump versus January
South Korea’s mixed xylene exports in February rose 48% from January to 19,665 m.t. but fell 11% from 22,224 m.t. year-on-year, Korea Customs Service data show. The sequential monthly increase resulted from higher exports to China and Taiwan, at...

Korea's p-xylene exports in February fall from January, but soar YOY
South Korea exported 383,978 m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene) in February, a 25% fall from January’s total but they almost doubled from 195,988 m.t. year-on-year (YOY), data from the Korea Customs Service show. Korea's exports to the leading destination...

Reports: Kaohsiung wants petrochemical firms to move headquarters to city
The city government of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, wants domestic petrochemical companies with pipelines running under the city to move their headquarters to the city, local news reports said today. The decision, following gas explosions in the city in 2014, is...

KH Neochem, CPC to build $400 million isononyl alcohol plant in Taiwan
KH Neochem (Tokyo) and CPC (Taipei) have agreed to form a jv for the production of isononyl alcohol (INA), says KH Neochem. The companies expect to establish the jv, Taiwan-Japan Oxo Chemical Industries, in June, followed by the construction of a $400 million, 180,000 m.t./year INA plant in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan....

BASF opens facilities in Taiwan to support electronic materials industry
BASF says that it has opened new facilities in Taiwan for the electronic materials industry. The facilities — for production, research and development, and application testing A BASF employee handles a silicon wafer at the expanded facilities for...

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KOREA

Versalis and Lotte Chemical expand elastomers cooperation in Korea
Versalis, an ENI (Rome) subsidiary, said today that it has extended its cooperation with Lotte Chemical (Seoul) in the elastomers area. Under the terms of the deal, Versalis will provide technology to produce styrene-isoprene-styrene and...

Toray to acquire remaining stake in former Woongjin Chemical for $367 million
Toray Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) will acquire the shares it does not currently own in Toray Chemical Korea (Seoul), formerly Woongjin Chemical, for a total of about 405 billion South Korean won...

Nippon Shokubai’s new South Korea subsidiary becomes operational
Nippon Shokubai says that its previously announced new wholly owned subsidiary called Nippon Shokubai Korea, at Seongnam, South Korea became operational today. Nippon Shokubai Korea will mainly be involved in supporting the sales and marketing activities for...

Praxair extends oxygen pipeline to supply South Korean glass manufacturer
Praxair says that it has completed an extension of its pipeline to supply oxygen to Kumbi Corp. (Seoul), one of the largest glass bottle manufacturers in South Korea. The six-mile extension supplies 100 m.t./day of gaseous oxygen from Praxair’s Tangjung...

LG Chem to supply Li-ion batteries for Daimler’s electric vehicles
LG Chem (Seoul) says that it has been selected by automotive company Daimler (Stuttgart, Germany) to supply lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for Daimler’s Smart-brand electric vehicles (EVs) that will be launched in 2016. Daimler’s Smart micro cars...

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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...

Takeda sells Mizusawa Industrial Chemicals stake to Osaka Gas Chemicals
Takeda (Tokyo) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Osaka Gas Chemicals (OGC; Osaka), to sell its 54.2% stake in Mizusawa Industrial Chemicals (Tokyo) for ¥638 per share. Mizusawa, is already an affiliate of OGC and the latter will proceed...

Idemitsu to cut capacity at Chiba refinery
Idemitsu Kosan will reduce the capacity of its Chiba, Japan refinery by 20,000 bbl/day, or 9%, to 200,000 bbl/day, effective 1 April, and by another 35,000 bbl/day at a later date, the company says. Idemitsu said in July 2014 that by the end of March 2017...

Asahi Kasei to build plant for hollow fiber membrane virus filters
Asahi Kasei says that its Asahi Kasei Medical subsidiary will construct a plant for spinning hollow-fiber membranes for Planova BioEX filters at the company’s site at Oita, Japan. Planova virus removal filters are used to enhance safety in the...

Sumitomo Chemical to integrate agricultural chemicals and biorational businesses
Sumitomo Chemical today announced that it will integrate its agricultural chemicals business with the company’s biorational business operations, effective 1 April, in order to strengthen its global crop protection business. Until now, the group’s...

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