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Idemitsu Kosan to shut polycarbonate plant
Idemitsu Kosan says it will stop in-house production of polycarbonate (PC) resin, sold under the Tarflon brand. The company will close its PC production facility at its Chiba site at Ichihara, Japan, in December. The plant's PC production will be transferred...

Air Liquide signs contracts to supply nitrogen to semiconductor manufacturers in Asia
Air Liquide says that it will invest more than €100 million ($112.4 million) to supply ultra-pure carrier gases to customers’ semiconductor fabs in Asia, that manufacture integrated circuits and memory for consumer electronics and mobile...

Formosa Asahi Spandex to hike capacity in Taiwan
Formosa Asahi Spandex (Taipei), an equally owned joint venture between Asahi Kasei and Formosa Plastics, plans to build a new spandex fiber manufacturing line at its complex at Mailiao, Taiwan. The new line will be designed to produce 3,000 m.t./year and...

BASF partners with Nagase Wahlee Plastics for distributing PUs in Taiwan
BASF says that it has signed a letter of intent for a distribution deal with Nagase Wahlee Plastics (NWP; Taipei), a specialist in distributing high-performance materials. NWP, under the terms of the agreement, will support BASF’s polyurethane (PU)...

Albemarle to consolidate butyllithium production in Germany, Taiwan
Albemarle will cease production of n-butyllithium at New Johnsonville, TN, by the first quarter of 2016 and shift production to existing plants in Germany and Taiwan. The New Johnsonville facility will continue to manufacture some specialty lithium products, says the company. The facility will support blending operations for customers in North America....

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