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KH Neochem, CPC to build $400 million isononyl alcohol plant in Taiwan
KH Neochem (Tokyo) and CPC (Taipei) have agreed to form a jv for the production of isononyl alcohol (INA), says KH Neochem. The companies expect to establish the jv, Taiwan-Japan Oxo Chemical Industries, in June, followed by the construction of a $400 million, 180,000 m.t./year INA plant in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan....

BASF opens facilities in Taiwan to support electronic materials industry
BASF says that it has opened new facilities in Taiwan for the electronic materials industry. The facilities — for production, research and development, and application testing A BASF employee handles a silicon wafer at the expanded facilities for...

BP's Capco JV to decommission five PTA plants in Taiwan, close site
China American Petrochemical Co. (Capco), a joint venture between BP and CPC Corp. (Taipei), has announced that it will decommission its five purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and close the Kaohsiung site. The five plants have...

Aromatics markets continue to sink in Asia as weak crude leads to offer cuts
Spot aromatics prices fell in Asia for a second day running today. Offers dropped below late yesterday's bids as crude futures stood at lows of more than five-and-a-half years. This afternoon in Asia, February Brent futures sank near $46/bbl compared with...

Asia aromatics prices threaten to outstrip 70-month lows as crude falls again
Spot prices for aromatics fell again in Asia today, threatening to dip below the 67–70-month weekly lows recorded last week, as volatile Brent crude futures fell below $49/bbl in late afternoon trading. Spot deals were concluded this morning for toluene...

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