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TAIWAN

Hitachi Chemical to raise stake in CSB Battery, reports higher revenues
Hitachi Chemical (Tokyo) says it has signed a letter of intent with Chau-Hai Chen Group (Taipei) to raise its stake in CSB Battery (Taipei), a producer of lead-acid batteries, by 26%. Hitachi Chemical, through its wholly owned subsidiary Shin-Kobe Electric...

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...

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KOREA

Sumitomo Seika Chemicals outlines superabsorbents investment in Korea
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals is to form a new polymers company at the end of this month to build and operate a superabsorbents production facility at Yeosu, South Korea, to meet brisk demand. Sumitomo Seika will hold 90% in the venture, which will be capitalized...

SK Global Chemical reports huge fall in operating profits
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, reports a 77.2% fall in operating profits for the second quarter of 2014 compared with the year-ago quarter, to 51 billion South Korean won ($49.7 million)...

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 67.9 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...

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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...

Gail and Sumitomo sign MOU on energy and petchems cooperation
Gail India and Sumitomo, one of Japan’s largest trading groups, on Friday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) covering cooperation in gas procurement and petrochemicals. Under the MOU, Gail and Sumitomo will pursue business...

Hitachi Chemical to raise stake in CSB Battery, reports higher revenues
Hitachi Chemical (Tokyo) says it has signed a letter of intent with Chau-Hai Chen Group (Taipei) to raise its stake in CSB Battery (Taipei), a producer of lead-acid batteries, by 26%. Hitachi Chemical, through its wholly owned subsidiary Shin-Kobe Electric...

Shin-Etsu reports higher sales and earnings
Shin-Etsu today reported its financial results for the first fiscal quarter, ended 30 June. 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 fiscal...

JSR employee killed in accident at synthetic rubber plant in Japan
JSR (Tokyo) says that a 19-year-old employee of the company 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, and the employee was trapped in...

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