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THAILAND

Asahi Glass to increase PVC production capacity in Vietnam
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says that its subsidiary Phu My Plastics & Chemicals (PMPC) located in the Cai Mep industrial zone in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, will increase production capacity for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from 100,000 m.t./year to 150,000...

Indorama to acquire Cepsa’s PTA facility in Canada
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it has signed an agreement to acquire the purified terephthalic acid (PTA) facility at Montreal that belongs to energy company Cepsa's (Madrid) chemicals subsidiary. The 600,000-m.t./year plant is the only PTA facility in...

Indorama to acquire PET producer Bangkok Polyester
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) said today that it would acquire a 94.91% stake in Bangkok Polyester via Indorama's subsidiary, Indorama Petrochem. Bangkok Polyester operates a 105,000-m.t./year plant at Rayong, Thailand that makes polyethylene terephthalate...

Synthomer expands styrene butadiene latex production in Malaysia
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a worldwide leader in carboxylated styrene butadiene latex for carpet, paper, and specialty applications, says that it is expanding its plant at Kluang, Malaysia, to produce a range of specialty styrene butadiene latex to support the...

Shin-Etsu to expand silicones production in Thailand, build technical center in the US
Shin-Etsu Chemical said today that it plans to strengthen its silicones business through expansion of capacity in Thailand and the establishment of a new technical center in the United States. Silicones are one of Shin-Etsu’s main pillars. The company...

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INDONESIA

Asahi Glass to increase PVC production capacity in Vietnam
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says that its subsidiary Phu My Plastics & Chemicals (PMPC) located in the Cai Mep industrial zone in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, will increase production capacity for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from 100,000 m.t./year to 150,000...

BASF launches Seltima rice fungicide in Indonesia, other markets to follow
BASF today officially launched Seltima, a fungicide designed to help farmers produce high-quality rice more efficiently. The special innovation aspect is its encapsulation technology that ensures the active ingredient is released in a controlled manner. This...

Synthomer expands styrene butadiene latex production in Malaysia
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a worldwide leader in carboxylated styrene butadiene latex for carpet, paper, and specialty applications, says that it is expanding its plant at Kluang, Malaysia, to produce a range of specialty styrene butadiene latex to support the...

Chandra Asri plans back integration project, confirms maintenance schedule
Chandra Asri (Jakarta) has confirmed that it is carrying out a preliminary study to develop a minirefinery in 2018, which is expected to ease the company’s reliance on naphtha imports. Suhat Miyarso, v.p./corporate relations, says the project will...

Chandra Asri to run cracker at 80% of capacity until third-quarter turnaround
Chandra Asri (Jakarta) plans to maintain production runs at its steam cracker at Cilegon, Indonesia, at about 80% of capacity until a scheduled maintenance program in the third quarter, a source close to the company says.   The reduced runs result from...

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SINGAPORE

DSM opens nutrition innovation center in Singapore
DSM says that it has opened a nutrition innovation center in Singapore to develop products for the food, beverage, and dietary supplement industries. Fully integrated into a cross-functional complex, the facility brings together the company’s full range...

Singapore's petrochemical output in February shrinks 4.6% YOY: EDB
Singapore’s petrochemical production in February contracted 4.6% year-on-year (YOY), but the overall chemicals cluster remained unchanged YOY, the Economic Development Board (EDB) says. Overall, Singapore’s manufacturing output shrank 3.6% in...

Asahi Glass to increase PVC production capacity in Vietnam
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says that its subsidiary Phu My Plastics & Chemicals (PMPC) located in the Cai Mep industrial zone in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, will increase production capacity for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from 100,000 m.t./year to 150,000...

Singapore researchers claim cost-effective method to transform palm-oil waste into biobased chemicals
Researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*star; Singapore) have developed a fungal culture to cheaply and efficiently transform waste palm-oil material into biofuels and environmentally friendly plastics, A*star has announced. Palm...

Singapore's petrochemical exports tumbled in February
A 31% year-on-year (YOY) fall in petrochemical exports drove an overall decline in Singapore's nonelectronic, nonoil domestic exports (NODXs) in February, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore announced today. The overall NODX for February fell 9.7% on an...

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