Evonik’s integrated manufacturing base for isophorone and isophorone diamine plants in Shanghai with a 50kT/year capacity started operation in May 2014.
Tianzhi Chenye Chemicals based in Shihezi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, is planning to start trial run for its phase-two expansion project with 200kT/year ethylene glycol facilities and 170kT/year 1,4-BDO (butane diol) facilities in August 2014.
Dongyuan Scien-Tech, a BDO maker based in the Wuda Industrial Park in Wuhai, Inner Mongolia, began a trial run for the first phase of its 1,4-BDO integrated project in April.
Polyurethane machinery maker Suten launched a new shoe sole moulding machine in April 2014.
Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical (SCAC) released an announcement in May on its plan to invest RMB308m ($50m) in a project including 240kT/year MDI facilities.
Shenzhen-listed PU leather maker Huafon Microfibre saw a 71% rise in net profit during the first quarter of 2014.
Shanghai-listed TDI maker Cangzhou Dahua plans to float 35 m more shares to raise RMB1.1bn ($175mn) in April 2013.
Beijing Building Construction Research Institute (BBCRI), a developer of applied technology in construction engineering areas such as construction materials and apparatus, launched new nano-synergistic high fire-resistance PU panel in March 2014.
Chiyuan Chemical, based in southwestern China’s Chongqing municipality, started a trial run for its 60kT/year BDO and 46kT/year PTMEG facilities in late April 2014.
Beijing Comens New Material, China’s largest compound polyurethane adhesives maker, released its 2013 annual report in March with a 16% drop in net profit to RMB50m ($8m) on RMB502m annual revenue, up 17% from 2012.