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THAILAND

PTT Global Chemical brings forward turnaround of olefins complex
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) said on Friday that it has rescheduled the shutdown of its olefins plant 1-4/1 at Map Ta Phut from August this year to 29 March 2015 to clean the quench oil tower. The olefins plant has capacity to produce 515,000...

Indorama completes acquisition of Performance Fibers Asia
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) said today that it had completed the acquisition of Performance Fibers Asia (PF Asia), a premium polyester tire cord fabric producer, from Performance Fibers (Huntersville, NC). “Indorama would like to inform that it has...

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...

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INDONESIA

Petronas confirms ammonia-urea complex onstream in 2016
Petronas Chemicals said today that its previously announced Sabah Ammonia Urea (Samur) project at Sipitang, Sabah State, Malaysia, is about 90% complete and on track for completion in 2016. The plant is being built in the Sabah Oil and Gas Industrial Park at...

Asahi Glass to build power plant at chlor-alkali site in Indonesia
Asahi Glass says that it will invest $400 million to build a power plant at the manufacturing site of the company’s Asahimas Chemical (Jakarta) subsidiary. This site is at Cilegon, Indonesia. Asahimas Chemical was established in 1986, and Asahi Glass...

BASF launches Seltima fungicide
BASF says that it has launched Seltima, a fungicide designed to support farmers to produce rice more efficiently. Available now in Indonesia, Seltima will be launched in other key rice producing countries worldwide in the near future, BASF says. Seltima was...

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...

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SINGAPORE

Germany-based oleochemical firm starts up plant in Malaysia
Peter Greven (Bad Münstereifel, Germany), a leading producer of oleochemical additives, says that it is starting up a produciton facility this month for metallic soaps at the company's Penang, Malaysia site. The project is intended to meet increasing...

Zeon to double SSBR capacity in Singapore, close NBR plant in the UK
Zeon (Tokyo) says it will build a second solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) line in Singapore by the beginning of next year, doubling capacity at the site to between 70,000-80,000 m.t./year. The company is spending ¥7 billion ($57.8 million) on the...

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...

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