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Propylene explosions at Kaohsiung kill 25, injure hundreds (Update)
A series of at least five gas explosions late on Thursday killed 25 people and injured about 270 others in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. The blasts rocked the city's Cianjhen district, blowing deep trenches in roads. The exact cause of the...

Showa Denko to acquire Air Products’ high-purity chlorine business in Taiwan
Showa Denko says it has decided to acquire Air Products’ high-purity chlorine business in Taiwan, in order to strengthen its special material gas business. Taiwan Showa Chemicals Manufacturing (Taipei), a subsidiary of Showa Denko, has reached an...

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...

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