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Asahi Kasei Expands PCD and HDI in China

Asahi Kasei opens new production lines for Duranol and Duranate at Chinese plant

4 June 2015

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Assah Kasei Conference Presentation

Asahi Kasei Chemicals has opened a new production line for Duranol polycarbonatediol (PCD),

Wanhua PO Update

Wanhua Chemical to Open 240 kt/year PO and 300 kt/year PPG Plants at End June
2015-05-06    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily, Shanghai-Wanhua Chemical plans to start up its newly-built propylene oxide and polyether polyols plants in Yantai,

BASF Chongqing MDI Update

The first MDI plant in the interior of China . . .

BASF starts trial production of mononitrobenzene in Chongqing,

Mitsui Breaks Ground on Specialty PU Facility

Construction of specialty PU elastomers plant starts in Japan; medical tubing among target applications

By Stephen Moore
Published: April 20th,

Japan Imposes TDI Duties on China

Japan Imposes Anti-dumping Duty of 69.4% against TDI Imports from China
2015-04-08    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily-Shanghai- Japanese government preliminarily announced on April 7 that the toluene diisocyanate (TDI) imported from China will be imposed anti-dumping duty of 69.4% from 25,

Huafon to Expand

Huafon Spandex Chairman´╝ÜChongqing Huafon Intends to Expand Production Capacity

2015-03-11    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily Shanghai-You Xiaoping, a representative on the National People's Congress and the chairman of Zhejiang Huafon Spandex Co.,

Huntsman Begins Jeffamine Plant Expansion in Singapore

Huntsman to Begin Capacity Expansion at Singapore Polyetheramines Plant

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) today announced it will begin construction on a 25,000-ton capacity expansion program at its world-scale polyetheramine facility in Singapore in the first half of 2015,

Chinese Manufacturing Growth Index

China's Jan Manufacturing PMI Falls to 28-month Low
2015-02-02    [Source:Xinhua]


BEIJING – Chinese manufacturing activity continued to wane in January as a key index dropped below the 50-point mark for the first time since October 2012,