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TAIWAN

Connell Brothers signs distribution deal with FMC for food ingredient products in Taiwan
Connell Brothers, a distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, says that it has been appointed to market FMC's food ingredient products in Taiwan, starting 8 August. Connell Brothers’ food & nutrition team will market FMC's products for the...

India extends dumping duties on PVC paste resin from China, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand by one year
India has extended antidumping duties on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) paste resin imports from China, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan, and Thailand for one year until 25 July 2016, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. The announcement follows a move by...

LanzaTech's Holgrem to receive BIO Rosalind Franklin Award
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO; Washington) has announced that Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech (Chicago), is to be the recipient of the 2015 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award. The award was established by BIO to honor an outstanding woman in the...

APIC 2015: Asian petrochemical industry should turn threats into opportunities
Delegates at this year’s APIC conference, under way in Seoul, on Friday heard speakers call for changes to accommodate current developments in the sector. Soo-Young Huh, chairman of the Korea Petrochemical Industry Association and CEO of Lotte Chemical...

DuPont and Taiwanese firm agree to develop high-efficiency solar cell technology
DuPont says that it has signed a technology cooperation agreement with Neo Solar Power (NSP; Hsinchu, Taiwan) for high-efficiency solar cell technology. The purpose of this agreement is to develop high-efficiency solar cell technology using new DuPont Solamet...

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KOREA

South Korea exports less benzene to China in June; US shipments fall slightly
In terms of volume, South Korea’s June exports of benzene to China experienced the largest drop from May amid weaker demand, while shipments to the US dipped slightly on arbitrage opportunities, preliminary data obtained by IHS Chemical show. More than...

Mitsui Chemicals-SKC PU materials JV becomes operational
Mitsui Chemicals and SKC (Seoul) say that their previously announced equally-owned polyurethane (PU) raw material joint venture—Mitsui Chemicals & SKC Polyurethanes (MCNS; Seoul)—has started operations today. The jv was originally expected to...

Asia-US benzene arbitrage window opens this week
The benzene arbitrage window between Asia and the United States has been open slightly this week for a limited time, according to trade participants. Prompt Asia benzene prices were at $812-820/m.t. ($2.72-2.74/gallon) on 22 June, and September benzene in the...

South Korea's partial June benzene exports to China and US at 51-60% of May total
South Korea’s benzene exports to China and the United States during 1-23 June were about 60% and 51%, respectively, of overall volumes sent in May, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. The two countries account for a major portion of Korea's benzene...

ExxonMobil, Korea Institute of Technology, and Korea Gas Corp. to collaborate on R&D
ExxonMobil says that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (Seoul) and Korea Gas Corp. to hold discussions concerning natural gas technologies and new energy technologies. The...

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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...

Perstorp acquires Koei Chemical’s pentaerythritol business
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says that it has acquired the pentaerythritol (penta), dipentaerythritol and sodium formate businesses, related technology as well as certain assets from chemicals producer Koei Chemical (Tokyo). Financial details of the deal have...

Showa Denko opens plastics waste gasification plant producing feedstock for ammonia
Showa Denko on Wednesday held an opening ceremony for a gasification plant, which uses plastics waste, at its Kawasaki, Japan, manufacturing complex. The facility produces feedstock for Showa Denko’s ammonia plant at the site. Showa Denko obtains part...

JX Nippon settles July Asia contract price for benzene up $85/m.t. from June
JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) has settled the July Asia contract price for benzene at $825/m.t. cfr, up $85/m.t. from a finalized June price of $740/m.t., the company says. Year-on-year, the July price was sharply down from $1,430/m.t. The company...

Showa Denko separates phenolic resins business prior to sale to Aica Kogyo
Showa Denko on Friday announced that it established a wholly owned subsidiary called Aica SDK Phenol (Isesaki, Japan) in May. Also, in a board meeting held Friday, it was decided to separate and transfer Showa Denko’s phenolic resins business to the new...

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