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THAILAND

PTT Global Chemical restarts aromatics complex after repairs
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) tells CW that the company’s aromatics complex number two, located at Map Ta Phut, has restarted operations after temporarily shutting own for repairs. PTTGC announced last month that the complex was shut starting 15...

Indorama restructures subsidiaries
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it has restructured the businesses of some of its subsidiaries in the Netherlands and the United States to improve operational and fiscal efficiencies and business workflows and pool common resources. The company’s...

Zeon hikes prices of hydrocarbon resins
Zeon (Tokyo) is increasing the price of its Quintone hydrocarbon resins by 5–7%, equivalent to $220/m.t., effective 15 October 2015. The price will rise to about $4,400/m.t., the company tells CW. Zeon says the increase is necessary to improve...

New president, CEO of PTT Global Chemical takes over today
Punmeechaow starts today Supattanapong Punmeechaow, 55, today takes over as president and CEO at PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest chemical company. He was appointed by PTTGC’s board on 22 September, replacing Bowon...

PTT Global Chemical confirms appointment of new CEO
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest chemical company, today confirmed the appointment of Supattanapong Punmeechaow as president, CEO, and acting secretary to the board of directors. He replaces Bowon Vongsinudom, who retires on 1...

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INDONESIA

Asian Paints signs agreement to acquire Ethiopian firm, plans to invest in Indonesia
Asian Paints (Mumbai) said on Wednesday that its wholly owned subsidiary Berger International (Singapore) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 51% stake in the Ethiopian firm Kadisco Paint and Adhesive Industry (Addis Ababa), formerly known as...

Mitsubishi Chemical to restructure PTA business
Mitsubishi Chemical plans to restructure its money-losing purified terephthalic acid (PTA) business, according to Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. Kobayashi was speaking to CW on the sidelines of the recent Cefic...

Clariant to build personal care manufacturing facility in Indonesia
Clariant said today that it would build a production facility at its Tangerang, Indonesia site to support regional demands in the personal and home care industry. The company recently inaugurated a major expansion at the site. The new project, costing...

Showa Denko to stop producing ethyl acetate in Indonesia
Showa Denko says it has decided to dissolve its Showa Esterindo Indonesia (Jakarta) joint venture and terminate its production of ethyl acetate in Indonesia as a result of the challenging business environment. Showa Esterindo Indonesia was established in 1997...

Clariant opens labs in Malaysia for oil services and pigments businesses
Clariant says it has opened new laboratories at Shah Alam, Malaysia, for the company’s oil services and pigments businesses. The lab facility includes state-of-the-art equipment featuring standard and manual testing processes that model global Clariant...

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SINGAPORE

Petchems output soars in Singapore
Output of petrochemicals in Singapore increased 12.8% in September compared with the same month last year, according to preliminary figures released today by the Singapore government via the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). The increase is partly...

BASF to sell global textile chemicals business to Archroma
BASF says that it has agreed to sell its global textile chemicals business to Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), a supplier of specialty chemicals to the textile, paper, and emulsions industries. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. The...

Ecolab’s Nalco Champion business opens manufacturing facility in Singapore
Nalco Champion, an Ecolab company, has opened a new manufacturing plant at Jurong Island, Singapore, which will supply chemistry solutions for oil and gas companies. Nalco Champion is a leading provider of specialty value-added chemistry solutions and...

Neste to recover carbon dioxide at Singapore refinery
National Oxygen (Singapore), a subsidiary of Taiyo Nippon Sanso; and Neste Oil have agreed to install a carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery and liquefaction plant at Neste's renewable diesel refinery in Singapore. Construction is scheduled to start by year-end, and...

IMCD acquires food ingredients distributor in Philippines
Stevens: Marks IMCD’s entry into the rapidly emerging Philippines market. Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) says that it has completed acquiring Danasia (Makati City, Philippines). Danasia, founded in 1993, distributes leading...

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