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TAIWAN

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...

Shin-Etsu to invest $108 million to build photoresist plant in Taiwan
Shin-Etsu Chemical says that it plans to invest about ¥13 billion ($108.3 million) to build a photoresist production plant in Taiwan. Shin-Etsu has applied to authorities in Taiwan for a construction permit to build the plant and will begin building as...

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...

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KOREA

S-Oil's first quarter profits soar on better margins
S-Oil Corp. (Seoul), South Korea's third-largest oil refiner by sales, majority owned by Saudi Aramco, today announced a major increase in first-quarter profits. Net income was 211.25 billion South Korean won ($196.4 million) compared with won25.37 billion in...

Solvay builds silica plant in South Korea
Solvay says that it today broke ground on a facility that will produce highly dispersible silica (HDS) at Gunsan, South Korea. The 80,000-m.t./year HDS plant is expected to become operational within two years. Solvay's silica business unit will produce its...

South Korea's benzene exports to China will exceed 95,000 m.t. in April for fourth straight month
South Korea’s benzene exports to China will exceed 95,000 m.t. for a fourth consecutive month amid firm domestic demand, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. About 95,000 m.t. of benzene were shipped to China over 1–23 April compared with...

Toray completes tender offer for former Woongjin Chemical
Toray Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) has acquired additional shares in Toray Chemical Korea (Seoul), formerly Woongjin Chemical, through the previously announced tender offer. The tender offer was...

LG Chem reports falls in profits, sales
LG Chem (Seoul), South Korea s largest chemical company, says net profits declined 14% in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the year-ago period, to 246.1 billion South Korean won ($227.2 million). First-quarter sales decreased 13%, to won4.91 trillion...

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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...

Showa Denko to sell phenolic resins business to Aica Kogyo
Showa Denko says that it will establish a company next month that will take over its phenolic resins business. Showa Denko will transfer 85% of the shares in the new company to Aica Kogyo (Kiyosu, Japan). The remaining 15%, which Showa Denko will initially...

Zeon to expand production capacity for thermoplastic elastomers
Zeon (Tokyo) says that it will expand production capacity at its Mizushima, Japan, site for thermoplastic elastomers sold under the brand Quintac, which is used mainly as a raw material for adhesives. Capacity will be increased from 42,000 m.t./year to 60,000...

Toray completes tender offer for former Woongjin Chemical
Toray Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) has acquired additional shares in Toray Chemical Korea (Seoul), formerly Woongjin Chemical, through the previously announced tender offer. The tender offer was...

CB&I, Toyo Engineering confirm contracts for Shin-Etsu’s ethane cracker project in US
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) today confirmed that it has been awarded a contract by Shin-Etsu Chemical’s Shintech subsidiary in the United States to construct the previously announced ethane cracker at Plaquemine, LA. Shin-Etsu announced earlier...

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