Wanhua plans to build new propylene oxide facility at its Yantai site using the ethylbenzene co-oxidation method that was developed in-house.
Tayho Advanced Materials plans to acquire land near its existing site in Yantai to build new polyurethane elastane facilities.
State-owned coal chemical firm Shaanxi Yulin Energy Group broke ground on a 400kT/year ethylene glycol (EG) project on January 8.
China’s Qingdao Haier closed its purchase of 100% of Italy’s Candy at EUR 475m on January 4. The contract was signed in September 2018.
China issued its 2018 blueprint for preferred industries such as polyurethanes just as the year closed on 29 December.
Chinese polyurethane company Huafon Group set up an office in Ho Chi Minh City in December 2018.
BASF plans to up its capacity for systems and other polyurethane materials at its factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
Lanlan New Materials broke ground in December on a waterborne polyurethane resin and auto sealant flocking plant in Anqing, Anhui.
Wanhua disclosed on December 29 it has started up the 300kT/year TDI(toluene diisocyanate) facilities at its industrial park in Yantai, Shandong.
Ningxia Kunpeng Clean Energy signed contract on December 11 to build a new plant for ethylene glycol.