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BASF starts up polymer dispersions plant in Malaysia
(L-R) Jeff Knight, senior v.p. of BASF dispersions & pigments, Asia/Pacific; Markus Kramer, president of BASF dispersions & pigments; Mohd Shukri Mohd Masbah, general manager of Johor State Investment Centre; and Daniel Loh, managing director of BASF...

Siam Cement’s chemicals business reports rise in profits
SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), reports a 58% increase in net profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the year-ago quarter, to 3.53 billion baht ($109 million), mainly because of improved margins, SCG...

PTT Global Chemical appoints new member to risk management committee
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) says that the company's board of directors, in a meeting held on 26 January, passed a resolution to appoint Veerasak Kositpaisal, a former CEO of PTTGC, as a director and a member of the risk management committee...

UAC Global plans to acquire Advance Polymers' assets
UAC Global (Bangkok) plans to establish a subsidiary to take over the assets of Advance Polymers & Chemicals (APC; Bangkok) for about 730.0 million baht ($22.4 million), the company announced today. APC is involved in the production and distribution of...

Siam Cement divests stake in tire manufacturing JV
Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) says that it has reached an agreement with tire manufacturer Michelin (Clermont-Ferrand, France) to divest SCG’s 10% stake in Michelin Siam Group for 2.30 billion baht ($70.6 million). The Michelin Siam Group was formed...

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INDONESIA

Pertamina plans to operate aromatics plant throughout 2015
Pertamina (Jakarta) does not plan to carry out a maintenance program for its aromatics plant at Cilacap, Indonesia in 2015, a source close to the company said today. The plant's production capacities of 270,000 m.t./year para-xylene (p-xylene) and 110,000...

Lotte Chemical Titan seeks ethylene for second-half February
Lotte Chemical Titan (Kuala Lumpur) has issued a buy tender for 3,000–5,000 m.t. of ethylene for second-half February delivery, a source close to the company said today. The tender is valid until 22 January and comes soon after the company awarded a...

Chandra Asri runs cracker, butadiene plant at reduced rates after restart
Chandra Asri (Jakarta) is operating its naphtha cracker and butadiene extraction unit at Cilegon, Indonesia, at reduced rates, after the cracker was restarted on 29 December 2014, a source close to the company said today. The source cites technical...

Chandra Asri aims to bring new condensate splitter online in 2019
Chandra Asri plans to start up a new condensate splitter in Banten Province, Indonesia, in early 2019, the company said today. Naphtha produced by the splitter will be allocated for captive use, corporate secretary Suryandi says. Chandra Asri and BP's...

Petronas selects LyondellBasell Spherizone and Spheripol PP technology for Rapid project
LyondellBasell Industries says that Petronas has selected the LyondellBasell Spherizone and Spheripol polypropylene (PP) process technologies. The technologies will be used for a 900,000-m.t./year PP unit to be constructed in the previously announced Refinery...

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SINGAPORE

Australian firm selects site in Malaysia for high-purity alumina project
Altech Chemicals (Claremont, Australia) has selected Johor Bahru, Malaysia as the preferred location for a high-purity alumina (HPA) processing plant, and it has incorporated a wholly owned Malaysian subsidiary, Altech Chemicals Sdn Bhd. The incorporation...

Indorama's Singapore unit establishes packaging firm in Myanmar
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) announced today that its Singapore subsidiary has established a wholly owned packaging business in Myanmar.  "Indorama Ventures believes that fast-developing emerging markets, such as Myanmar, will allow it to expand its...

R&P licenses specialty PP compounds technology from ExxonMobil Chemical
R&P (Singapore), a polymer compounding company, says that it has licensed from ExxonMobil Chemical the technology to produce specialty polypropylene (PP) compounds to be marketed under R&P’s brand Sterlene in Asia/Pacific. R&P has been a...

Vopak, Petronas, Dialog to partner in tank storage terminal for Rapid complex in Malaysia
Petronas, Dialog Group (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia), and Vopak have decided to develop and operate a tank terminal at Pengerang, Malaysia, that will serve Petronas's previously announced, world-scale Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (Rapid)...

Petronas selects LyondellBasell Spherizone and Spheripol PP technology for Rapid project
LyondellBasell Industries says that Petronas has selected the LyondellBasell Spherizone and Spheripol polypropylene (PP) process technologies. The technologies will be used for a 900,000-m.t./year PP unit to be constructed in the previously announced Refinery...

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