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THAILAND

Petronas Chemicals appoints new CEO
Petronas Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur) says it has appointed Sazali bin Hamzah as CEO, effective 1 May. Current CEO Abdul Hapiz bin Abdullah will step down from his position on 30 April, at the end of his employment contract with the company, Petronas Chemicals...

Actavis completes sale of operations in seven European countries to Aurobindo; buys Thai generics company Silom
Actavis (Dublin) says that it has completed the previously announced divestiture of its generics commercial operations in seven markets in Western Europe to Aurobindo Pharma (Hyderabad, India), a manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals and active...

Indorama and JNC Fibers establish bicomponent fibers JV in Thailand
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it has formed a new joint venture company called ES Fiber Visions Thailand, on 28 March. The jv company is equally owned by Indorama and JNC Fibers (Moriyama, Japan) and it will produce bicomponent fibers. Further details...

Evonik completes expansion of precipitated silica capacity in Thailand
Evonik Industries says it has completed the previously announced expansion of production capacity for precipitated silica at the company’s production site at Map Ta Phut. The expansion involved an investment in the lower double-digit million-euro range...

BASF Petronas Chemicals gets new managing director
BASF says that Stefan Beckmann has been appointed managing director of BASF Petronas Chemicals, effective today. He succeeds Joachim Queisser, who has been Stefan Beckmann. appointed senior v.p./polyamides and precursors, Europe at BASF. BASF Petronas...

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INDONESIA

GTAT signs equipment, technology agreement for polysilicon project in Malaysia
GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT; Merrimack, NH) has signed a $336-million supply agreement with Cosmos Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur) to provide equipment and technology for a 25,000-m.t./year polysilicon facility in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, GTAT announced...

BP takes full ownership in Indonesian PTA producer, may upgrade plant
BP said today that it has completed the previously announced buyout of its partners in Amoco Mitsui PTA Indonesia (AMI; Jakarta). BP says that on 28 February it completed the purchase of all interests previously held by Mitsui Chemicals and Mitsui & Co...

Indonesia, Jordan to build phosphoric acid JV complex
Indonesian state-owned fertilizer producer Pupuk Kalimantan Timur (Pupuk Kaltim; Bontang) will team up with Jordan Phosphate Mines Co. (JPMC; Amman) for a $300-million investment to build four manufacturing plants at Bontang, in the Indonesian province of...

BASF Petronas Chemicals gets new managing director
BASF says that Stefan Beckmann has been appointed managing director of BASF Petronas Chemicals, effective today. He succeeds Joachim Queisser, who has been Stefan Beckmann. appointed senior v.p./polyamides and precursors, Europe at BASF. BASF Petronas...

Mitsui Chemicals sells stake in Indonesian PTA joint venture to BP
Mitsui Chemicals says that it has agreed to transfer all its shares in its affiliate Amoco Mitsui PTA Indonesia (AMI; Jakarta), a manufacturer of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), to BP Global Investments, a subsidiary of BP. AMI was established in 1995, and...

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SINGAPORE

BASF-Petronas JV confirms aroma ingredients project in Malaysia
The board of BASF–Petronas Chemicals (BPC), a 60-40 joint venture, has approved the final investment decision and agreed to invest 1.5 billion ringgit ($462 million) to build a previously announced integrated aroma ingredients complex at Gebeng, near...

Researchers discover process to convert adipic acid from sugar
Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN; Singapore) have discovered a new chemical process that can convert adipic acid directly from sugar, IBN announced. Adipic acid is used to produce nylon. It is traditionally derived from...

Reports: BASF and Petronas to start construction soon on aroma ingredient project in Malaysia
BASF-Petronas Chemicals,  a 60-40 joint venture, is expected to begin construction of a 1.63-billion ringgit ($496.2 million) integrated aroma ingredient plant at the end of April, according to various Malaysian news sources. The project, announced last...

Petronas to go ahead with $16-billion Rapid project in Malaysia 
The board of Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) has approved the final investment decision for the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) project in the southern Malaysian state of Johor, the company announced today. The decision marks a significant milestone in the...

Wacker opens office in the Philippines
Wacker says it has opened a representative office at Manila, the Philippines, to strengthen its presence in Southeast Asia. The new office will distribute products of the chemical business divisions Wacker Silicones, Wacker Polymers and Wacker Biosolutions...

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