Chemical Industry

Scuffles as Ningbo residents step up chemical plant protest

Police arrest a demonstrator. Photo: Reuters

Demonstrators clashed with riot police in central Ningbo yesterday, as protests against the proposed expansion of a Sinopec plant drew the largest crowds yet.

Sunday, 28 October, 2012, 5:19am

Sanjian Chemicals plans HK$1b offering

Zhejiang province-based industrial chemicals producer Sanjian Chemicals is expected to raise just under HK$1 billion in an initial public offering mid next month, a person familiar with the deal said. The company is the mainland's largest privately-owned maker of ethylene oxide and other surfactants, which are core components of cleaning agents and cosmetics.

23 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Great opportunity to gain global experience

This is a chance to gain global experience with one of the world's biggest energy players.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Yip's Chemical allots 300m yuan for acquisitions to boost capacity

Yip's Chemical Holdings, the world's fourth-largest solvent maker, may spend as much as 300 million yuan for acquisitions this year including an ink maker in Tianjin to strengthen its coating business, according to a company official.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Dongyue Group targets US$220m in IPO

Refrigerant maker plans to sell 520m shares, market debut scheduled for December 7

Dongyue Group, a mainland refrigerant maker, plans to raise as much as US$220 million from an initial public offering in Hong Kong next month, according to market sources.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

HK a key base as Sabic grows in Asia-Pacific

Petrochemical manufacturer embarks on a major expansion programme, reflecting its commitment to long-term regional growth

Hong Kong is proving to be a crucial base for one of the world's top petrochemicals manufacturers as it positions itself for further growth in China and across Asia-Pacific.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Petrochemical equipment imports to be cut

Beijing plans to ban the import of large-scale petrochemical plant equipment that can be made locally while targeting a 75 per cent domestic production rate by 2010, creating a market worth tens of billions of yuan for domestic makers.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

BASF makes high-risk US$1.5b bet on China

German chemical giant BASF will open its biggest manufacturing facility since its founding in 1861, a landmark for the company and a high-risk US$1.5 billion bet that the next five years in China will be like the past five.

26 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Jilin in $935m plant boost

Jilin Chemical Industrial will spend one billion yuan (about HK$935.5 million) this year to expand production capacity and upgrade facilities, according to director Lu Qirong.

The company would spend about half the amount this year on a technology improvement programme for its synthetic ammonia facility, Mr Lu said.

18 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Chemical output flat

The State Bureau of Petroleum and Chemical Industry expects chemical industry output in the first half of the year to total 145.5 billion yuan, or 48.5 per cent of the full-year target. Xinhua news agency said the bureau was predicting higher growth in the industry for the second half.

21 May 1998 - 12:00am

Chemical output to rise 8pc

The output value of the mainland's chemical industry is expected to grow 8 per cent next year to 300 billion yuan (about HK$279 billion) compared with this year, the China Chemical Industry News says. Chemical exports were forecast to rise a year-on-year 10.3 per cent next year to US$16 billion, the newspaper said.

24 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Chemical exports up 23.6pc

Exports of chemical products totalled US$5.5 billion in the first five months of 1997, up 23.6 per cent compared with the year-ago period, the Shenzhen-based Securities Times said yesterday. The domestic chemical industry has experienced sluggish sales, rising stockpiles and falling prices since the start of the year, the newspaper said.

22 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Chemical industry set for $242b lift

China will spend 260 billion yuan (about HK$242.32 billion) in the development of 470 large and medium-sized chemical projects over the next few years to meet the country's demand for industrial chemical products, an official report says.

9 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Chemical floats pushed

China's Chemical Ministry will continue to enlarge the share-issuing system for large and medium-sized state-owned chemical enterprises, the vice-minister says.

The ministry will float more chemical enterprises on stock markets, adding to the present 27 chemical-related listed companies, vice-minister Chen Shineng was quoted by Xinhua (the New China News Agency) saying.

6 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

China chemical industry

China's chemical industry will strive for an annual growth rate of 9 per cent for the next five years.

Minister for Chemical Industry Gu Xiulian was quoted by Xinhua (the New China News Agency) as saying the country's chemical industry was among the fastest-growing in the world with annual growth of 9.8 per cent in the past five years.

18 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

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