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IHS WPC 2015: China to keep importing p-xylene as production and demand grows
Although China accounts for the world's largest para-xylene (p-xylene) capacity, it will still need to import more than half of this capacity for the foreseeable future, according to Petrochina's senior engineer Li Zhenyu. Speaking at the 30th annual IHS...

Mitsui Chemicals-SKC PU materials JV to become operational in July
Mitsui Chemicals and SKC (Seoul) say that their previously announced polyurethane (PU) raw material joint venture is expected to become operational on 1 July. It had originally been expected to start up on 1 April but has been rescheduled as a result of...

Korea exports more styrene in February
South Korea exported 104,093 m.t. of styrene in February, 4% more than the 99,722 m.t. in January and up 8% year-on-year (YOY), from 96,275 m.t., Korea Customs Service data show. The increase resulted from 7,610 m.t. of toluene exported to Taiwan versus no...

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...

South Korea's February benzene exports fell from January, spiked YOY
South Korea’s benzene exports in February totaled 210,022 m.t., a 7% fall from January but a spike of 58% year-on-year (YOY), data from the Korea Customs Service show. China was the leading destination for the country’s benzene exports for a...

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