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TAIWAN

Kraton rethinks merging with LCY Chemical's SBC business
Kraton Performance Polymers today notified LCY Chemical (Taipei) that its board of directors intends to withdraw its recommendation that Kraton stockholders approve the previously announced merger with LCY's styrenic block copolymer (SBC) operations. The...

Showa Denko reinforces supply of high-purity gases to semiconductor industry in Asia
Showa Denko said today that it has increased production of high-purity ammonia at its subsidiary in Zhenjiang Province, China, earlier this year and has begun shipping product in tank containers, in addition to conventional shipments by cylinder, to meet...

ScinoPharm and TaiGen sign API manufacturing deal
ScinoPharm (Tainan, Taiwan), a company that develops and manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), says that it has signed a manufacturing contract with TaiGen Biotechnology (Taipei) for the clinical supply of the API for Burixafor, a new...

Evonik opens application technology center for display industry in Taiwan
Evonik Industries says it has opened a new application technology center (ATC) for electronic solutions at Hsinchu, Taiwan, in order to serve customers in the Asian display industry. At the ATC, Evonik will develop new applications for its iXsenic product...

Asian players should adapt to new energy realities, says Dow exec
The change in the global energy landscape will profoundly affect Asia’s petrochemical industry, according to Peter Sykes, president Asia/Pacific at Dow Chemical. In his keynote address to the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) at Pattaya...

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KOREA

S-Oil swings to profit, to diversify portfolio with olefins complex
S-Oil (Seoul) today reported improved second quarter results and outlined investment plans under new increased ownership by Saudi Aramco, including construction of an olefins complex. S-Oil’s second-quarter net income reached 67.87 billion South Korean...

LG Chem reports lower second-quarter profits, flat revenues
LG Chem (Seoul) today reported a 43% drop in second-quarter net profit, to 226.8 billion South Korean won ($220.3 million), citing poor performance in its chemical sales and a strong local currency. Sales were 0.8% higher, at won5.87 trillion, while operating...

AFC Energy and Chang Shin Chemical sign MOU for fuel cell power system
AFC Energy (Dunsfold, UK), an industrial fuel cell power company, says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chang Shin Chemical, a leading South Korean hydrogen supplier, for multiple fuel cell systems with a total potential generating...

Toray Industries starts constructing PPS plant in South Korea
Toray Industries says it has begun constructing a previously announced, 300-billion South Korean won ($296 million) polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) plant at the Saemangeum industrial complex at Gunsan, South Korea. The facility will be designed to produce 8,600...

China starts up coal-based urea plant, LGI will market output
LG International (LGI; Seoul) says that a coal-based urea plant in China in which LGI is a partner has started production. The plant, in the industrial zone of Nalinriver, Wushen, Inner Mongolia, is designed to produce 940,000 m.t./year. LGI last August...

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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...

Shin-Etsu reports higher sales and earnings
Shin-Etsu today reported its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended 30 June 2014. Consolidated net income was up 2.8% to ¥32.9 billion ($324.1 million) on 8.7% higher sales of ¥294.5 billion. The company has revised its forecast for...

JSR employee killed in accident at synthetic rubber plant in Japan
JSR (Tokyo) says that a 19-year-old employee of the company has died in an accident on 23 July at the company’s synthetic rubber manufacturing facility at Yokkaichi, Japan. The accident occurred at 12:25 pm local time on Wednesday, and the employee was...

3M to acquire Sumitomo Electronic's 25% stake in Japanese subsidiary
3M announced today that it will acquire Sumitomo Electronic’s 25% stake in its Japanese subsidiary Sumitomo 3M for ¥90 billion ($885 million). Upon completing the transaction, 3M will own 100% of Sumitomo 3M and rename the subsidiary 3M Japan. The...

Nippon Shokubai to raise capacity for specialty acrylic resin
Nippon Shokubai announced today that it plans to majorly expand capacity for its Acryviewa optical acrylic resin to meet growing demand. The company plans to add 3,000 m.t./year capacity at its Himeji, Japan, manufacturing complex. The expansion will bring...

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