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THAILAND

SCG Chemicals acquires plastics institute in Norway
SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) has acquired a 51% stake in plastics institute Norner (Stathelle, Norway) from the current Norwegian owners. SCG Chemicals has entered into an agreement with the current owners —...

Umicore to build automotive catalyst facility in Thailand
Umicore (Brussels) says that it will construct a facility at the Hemaraj industrial estate in Thailand for the production of emission-control catalysts for light-duty vehicles. The plant will involve an investment of about €20.0 million ($24.8 million)...

Private equity firm acquires Malaysia-based chemicals distributor
Private equity firm The Riverside Co. (New York) says that it has acquired Drex-Chem (Shah Alam, Malaysia), a specialty chemicals distributor. Financial details of the agreement have not been disclosed. Drex-Chem has long-lasting distribution relationships...

Indorama to acquire Performance Fibers’ business in Asia
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) and Performance Fibers (Huntersville, NC), a leading producer of industrial polyester fibers and fabrics, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement under which Indorama will acquire Performance Fibers' Asia...

KBR forms ammonia licensing alliance with Indonesian engineering firm
KBR announced today that it has signed an agreement with PT Rekayasa Industri (REKIND; Jakarta) to provide ammonia technology in the Indonesian, Southeast Asian and Asian markets. REKIND will exclusively promote and license KBR’s proprietary ammonia...

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INDONESIA

Toray to expand polypropylene spunbond capacity in Indonesia
Toray Industries and its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) will expand high-performance polypropylene (PP) spunbond production capacity at the Toray Polytech Jakarta (TPJ; Tangerang, Indonesia) site. PP spunbond production...

Pertamina signs $25.0-billion refinery upgrade MOUs with Aramco, Sinopec, JX Nippon
Indonesia’s state-owned energy group Pertamina (Jakarta) said today that it has concluded partnership agreements with three companies to upgrade and double the capacities of its five refineries, all in Indonesia. The company has inked partnerships with...

Private equity firm acquires Malaysia-based chemicals distributor
Private equity firm The Riverside Co. (New York) says that it has acquired Drex-Chem (Shah Alam, Malaysia), a specialty chemicals distributor. Financial details of the agreement have not been disclosed. Drex-Chem has long-lasting distribution relationships...

KBR forms ammonia licensing alliance with Indonesian engineering firm
KBR announced today that it has signed an agreement with PT Rekayasa Industri (REKIND; Jakarta) to provide ammonia technology in the Indonesian, Southeast Asian and Asian markets. REKIND will exclusively promote and license KBR’s proprietary ammonia...

IFF expands flavors presence in Indonesia and Chile
IFF announced today it is expanding its flavors business in Indonesia and Chile, with new facilities in both countries. In Indonesia, the company is doubling the size of an existing flavors creative center at Jakarta, to 1,500 square meters. The expansion was...

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SINGAPORE

BASF quits Ellba Eastern POSM joint venture with Shell
BASF and Shell have reached agreement for BASF to sell its 50% share in their propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) joint venture, Ellba Eastern (Singapore) to Shell, making it a 100%-owned Shell subsidiary. The jv, which is operated by Shell, has a capacity...

Private equity firm acquires Malaysia-based chemicals distributor
Private equity firm The Riverside Co. (New York) says that it has acquired Drex-Chem (Shah Alam, Malaysia), a specialty chemicals distributor. Financial details of the agreement have not been disclosed. Drex-Chem has long-lasting distribution relationships...

Jurong Aromatics plans maintenance shutdown this month
Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC; Singapore) plans to shut down its plant at Jurong Island, Singapore, on 22 December for maintenance, industry sources say. The maintenance results from unspecified technical difficulties in the ortho-xylene (o-xylene) production...

KBR forms ammonia licensing alliance with Indonesian engineering firm
KBR announced today that it has signed an agreement with PT Rekayasa Industri (REKIND; Jakarta) to provide ammonia technology in the Indonesian, Southeast Asian and Asian markets. REKIND will exclusively promote and license KBR’s proprietary ammonia...

Lotte Chemical awards KBR with catalytic olefins technology contract
KBR (Houston) says that it has recently been awarded a contract by a Lotte Chemical (Seoul) subsidiary headquartered in Kuala Lumpur to provide licensing and basic engineering design services to revamp a steam cracker plant in Asia/Pacific . KBR, under...

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