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THAILAND

DIC to establish polymer technical center in Thailand
DIC (Tokyo) says that it will establish a polymer technical center in Thailand. The facility, Polymer Technical Center—Asia Pacific, will be located within the production site of Siam Chemical Industry (Bangkok), a DIC subsidiary, in the Bangpoo...

Indorama widens fourth-quarter loss, looking at acquisitions worth over $1 billion this year
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) reports a net loss of 890 million baht ($27.3 million) for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with a net loss of baht456 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Fourth-quarter sales decreased 5.2%, to baht54.62 billion, mainly due...

Petronas Chemicals reports rise in fourth-quarter profits
Petronas Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur) reports a 14.4% rise in profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the fourth quarter of 2013, to 570 million ringgit ($158 million) due to higher sales volumes of high-margin ethane-based and methanol products...

PTT Global Chemical reports fall in profits
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) reports a 55% fall in net profits for full-year 2014 compared with 2013, to 15.0 billion baht ($460.1 million). Sales for 2014 increased 3.8%, to baht570.2 billion. For the fourth quarter of 2014, PTTGC reports a net loss...

BASF and Malaysian university to promote research and education in occupational health
BASF and the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM; Bangi, Malaysia) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the UKM Medical Centre at Kuala Lumpur  Anthony Clymo, v.p./competence center for environment, health, safety and security...

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INDONESIA

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...

Petronas Chemicals reports rise in fourth-quarter profits
Petronas Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur) reports a 14.4% rise in profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the fourth quarter of 2013, to 570 million ringgit ($158 million) due to higher sales volumes of high-margin ethane-based and methanol products...

AkzoNobel to expand coatings capacity in Indonesia
AkzoNobel says that its performance coatings business will invest €2.5 million ($2.8 million) to expand its plant at Cikarang, Indonesia. The expansion is expected to be completed by April 2015. The investment will add capacity to help meet growing...

BASF and Malaysian university to promote research and education in occupational health
BASF and the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM; Bangi, Malaysia) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the UKM Medical Centre at Kuala Lumpur  Anthony Clymo, v.p./competence center for environment, health, safety and security...

Showa Denko JV starts commercial operations at chemical alumina plant
Showa Denko and mining and metals company Antam (Jakarta) say that commercial operations have begun at their new chemical alumina joint venture plant at Tayan, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. The 300,000-m.t./year jv plant is operated by Indonesia...

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SINGAPORE

Singapore's chemicals output slips on lower petchems production
Singapore’s chemicals cluster output slipped 0.5% YOY in January, the country's Economic Development Board (EDB) said today. However, the country’s overall manufacturing output edged up 0.9%, excluding the biomedical cluster. The chemicals cluster...

Petronas Chemicals reports rise in fourth-quarter profits
Petronas Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur) reports a 14.4% rise in profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the fourth quarter of 2013, to 570 million ringgit ($158 million) due to higher sales volumes of high-margin ethane-based and methanol products...

BASF and Malaysian university to promote research and education in occupational health
BASF and the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM; Bangi, Malaysia) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the UKM Medical Centre at Kuala Lumpur  Anthony Clymo, v.p./competence center for environment, health, safety and security...

Técnicas Reunidas awards contract to Malaysian firm to provide temporary facilities for Rapid project
Técnicas Reunidas (Madrid) has awarded a contract to Muhibbah Engineering (Klang, Malaysia) to build temporary construction facilities and an accommodation camp to serve Petronas's Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (Rapid) project...

Huntsman to expand polyetheramine capacity in Singapore
Huntsman today announced that it will begin construction on a 25,000-m.t./year capacity expansion program at its world-scale polyetheramine facility in Jurong Island, Singapore, in the first half of 2015. Huntsman is investing $100 million for this latest...

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