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Taiwan's petrochemical industry to see output rise in Q4

November 26, 2012
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan''s petrochemical sector is predicted to grow over the last three months of the year. A government report expects a 7.6 percent rise in output compared
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Machinery bearing quality impacts energy costs

Indonesian textile plant tests lead to reduced energy consumption and lower operating costs
November 26, 2012
Not long ago, along with the rest of Indonesian industry, PT. Leuwijaya Utama Textile Co. (Leuwitex) was confronted with a government-enforced increase in electricity costs, in its case approximately 18%. The Bandung plant includes 300 textile weaving machines and 176 twisting machines, consuming 2,120 megawatt-hour (MWh) per month. This threat to bottom-line profitability had to be reduced.
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Japan signs deal with India on rare earth production

November 20, 2012
TOKYO — Japan signed an agreement to import 4,100 tons of rare earths a year from India in its second deal this month to diversify supply from China for the
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Digital valve controller helps Chinese chemical plant save $40,000 in repairs and downtime

November 16, 2012
After Emerson Process Management replaced existing valve positioners in the Shanghai Ethylene Cracker Complex (SECCO) with Fisher® FIELDVUE™ DVC6200f digital valve controllers, the SECCO plant gained better control, production
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Chinese city halts petrochemical plant expansion following protests

October 29, 2012
NINGBO, China — Officials in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo halted plans to expand a China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. plant after hundreds of residents gathered in protest
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PepsiCo, Suntory form strategic alliance in Vietnam

October 23, 2012
PURCHASE, N.Y. and OSAKA, Japan — PepsiCo and Japanese beverage company Suntory have formed a strategic alliance in Vietnam. Under the terms of the agreement, Suntory will acquire a
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Omega Engineering opens new office in Shanghai

October 19, 2012
STAMFORD, Conn. — In a move to strengthen its presence in Asia, process measurement and controls manufacturer Omega Engineering announced it has opened a new office in Shanghai. Sharon
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Asia’s synthetic rubber sector expected to recover

October 8, 2012
NEW YORK — Asia’s weakened demand for synthetic rubbers, commonly used in tire production, is expected to recover following this year’s drop in car production, according to a new
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Honeywell’s UOP to provide technology for petrochemical production in China

September 17, 2012
DES PLAINES, Ill. — Honeywell’s subsidiary UOP has been selected to help produce key ingredients for fuels, synthetic rubber and plastics in China. China''s Heilongjiang Anruijia Petrochemical Co. will
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‘Gutter oil’ at center of Chinese pharmaceutical scandal

September 10, 2012
BEIJING — Chinese authorities are investigating claims that some of the country’s pharmaceutical manufacturers are using “gutter oil,” or reprocessed kitchen waste dredged from restaurant chains, to make antibiotics,
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