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TAIWAN

Idemitsu Kosan restarts Tokuyama cracker
Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) restarted its 687,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Tokuyama, Japan, this weekend, according to media reports. The cracker was offline since October following an unplanned shutdown. Despite the outage, ethylene supply in Japan was adequate...

DKSH to distribute BASF's personal care and household colorants across Asia
The performance materials business unit of DKSH (Zurich) has been apponted to provide market expansion services for BASF's range of colorants used in the personal-care and household industries in China, including Hong Kong; India; Indonesia; Japan; South...

Chemtura to expand ADPA antioxidant capacity at three sites
Chemtura will increase capacity for its Naugalube alkylated diphenyl amine (ADPA) liquid antioxidants at three sites “to prevent predicted future shortages of antioxidants in the automotive petroleum additive industry worldwide.” By 2015, the...

CPhI: ScinoPharm looks to tap Japanese market
Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer ScinoPharm (Tainan, Taiwan) tells CW that the changes in the Japanese pharmaceutical market present significant opportunities for the company, and that ScinoPharm aims to grow its business in the Japanese...

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...

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KOREA

Samsung to sell subsidiaries, including chemicals, to Hanwha Group
Samsung Group (Seoul) said on Wednesday that it will sell four chemical and defense subsidiaries to Hanwha Group (Seoul) in a deal worth 1.9 trillion South Korean won ($1.72 billion). Samsung informed the Korea Stock Exchange that it will sell its defense...

SK Innovation and Soitec to collaborate on advanced semiconductor materials
SK Innovation (Seoul) and Soitec (Bernin, France), a manufacturer of semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, have signed a collaboration agreement to establish a strategic alliance focused on innovation in the area of semiconductor...

Nippon Shokubai files patent infringement lawsuit against LG Chem
Nippon Shokubai, the leading global producer of superabsorbent polymers, on 24 September 2014 filed a lawsuit at the Seoul Central District Court in South Korea against LG Chem, a Korean manufacturer of superabsorbent polymers, seeking injunctions against...

Samsung Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries call off merger plan
Samsung Engineering and fellow Samsung Group unit, Samsung Heavy Industries told the Korea Exchange today that they have called off their $2.5 billion merger due to shareholder opposition. The deal would have been one of the largest in the engineering &...

Songwon reports fall in profits
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) reports a 64.1% fall in net profits for the third quarter of 2014 compared with the year-ago quarter, to 2.97 billion South Korean won ($2.7 million). Third-quarter sales decreased 6.2%, to won164.8 billion. For 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...

Kuraray appoints new president
Kuraray  (Tokyo) said today that it has appointed Masaaki Ito as new president of the group effective 1 January 2015. He replaces Fumio Ito, who has headed the group since April 2008. Kuraray says that it decided to change the top management to get a...

Mitsubishi Chemical upgrades earnings and sales projections
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the full fiscal year ending 31 March 2015. Mitsubishi expects to record a net profit of ¥47 billion ($401 million) for the full fiscal year...

Lubrizol and Mitsui Chemicals enter alliance agreement for Lucant polymer product line
Lubrizol and Mitsui Chemicals say that they have entered into an alliance agreement making Lubrizol the exclusive worldwide seller and marketer of the Lucant polymer product range to the lubricant industry. Lucant will be marketed as a viscosity modifier for...

Wacker-Asahi Kasei JV opens airbag competence center in Japan
Wacker Chemie says that its Wacker Asahikasei Silicone joint venture has today opened a new development laboratory for airbag applications. The Airbag Competence Center of Excellence in Silicones (ACES) is located at the Wacker Asahikasei Silicone technical...

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