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February 4, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a major free trade agreement between 12 nations based in and around the Pacific Ocean, has been signed by government ministers in Auckland. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Trans-Pacific-Partnership-signed-in-New-Zealand_76950.html
February 4, 2016
Asahi Kasei reports an 18.8% fall in net profits for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2015, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥71.74 billion ($608 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-posts-lower-profits-sales_76944.html
February 4, 2016
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says its net profits decreased by 58.3% in its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2015, compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Holdings-reports-fall-in-profits-due-to-impairment-loss-downgrades-sales-earnings-projections_76942.html
February 4, 2016
Showa Denko says that it has decided to expand its production capacity at Kawasaki, Japan, for high-purity boron trichloride (BCl3), a specialty gas used in the manufacture of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-to-expand-high-purity-boron-trichloride-capacity_76938.html
February 3, 2016
Sumitomo Chemical reports net profits rose 79%, to ¥84.6 billion ($721.6 million), for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2015, compared with the year-ago period...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-reports-higher-profits-lower-sales_76915.html
February 3, 2016
Nippon Shokubai says net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2015, increased 51% compared with the year-ago period, to ¥20.9 billion ($177.1 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-reports-significant-rise-in-profits_76910.html
February 3, 2016
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), reports an operating loss of 46.9 billion South Korean won ($38.5 million) for the fourth quarter of 2015...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-reports-operating-loss-due-to-weak-margins_76909.html
February 2, 2016
Nippon Shokubai, a leading producer of superabsorbent polymers, announced on Tuesday that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Sumitomo Seika Chemicals relating to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-suing-Sumitomo-Seika-Chemicals-over-superabsorbent-polymers-patents_76880.html
February 2, 2016
Ube Industries reports net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2015, more than tripled compared with the year-ago period, to ¥19.2 billion ($159 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-reports-earnings-gain_76876.html
February 2, 2016
Tosoh reports net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2015, fell 42% compared with the year-ago period, to ¥30.2 billion ($251.1 million). This decline is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-reports-lower-profits-and-sales_76875.html
February 2, 2016
Mitsui Chemicals says net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2015, increased 77% compared with the year-ago period, to ¥33.6 billion ($279.1 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-reports-rise-in-profits-as-trading-conditions-improve_76874.html
February 1, 2016
Strong demand and shipping inquiries from Asia have put a strain on cargo space for US petrochemical exports, pushing up freight rates out of the US. The primary driver has been expanding US methanol production capacity, but strong Asian interest in US para-xylene (p-xylene), styrene, ethanol and ethylene dichloride has also  contributed to the pinch. Compounding the problem, two major shippers were unable to move any material during January, according to ship brokers Netco....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Asia-demand-for-US-petchems-tightens-cargo-space-driving-up-rates_76854.html
February 1, 2016
Teijin reports a net profit of ¥34.9 billion ($288.5 million) in the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2015, compared with a net loss of ¥14.4 billion in the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-swings-to-profit_76835.html
January 29, 2016
Tokuyama (Tokyo) on Friday reported an impairment loss of ¥123.5 billion ($1.02 billion) in connection with its Malaysian polysilicon plant. The loss is being recorded in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-reports-extraordinary-loss-on-Malaysian-polysilicon-writedown_76805.html
January 29, 2016
Tokuyama (Tokyo) on Friday announced its consolidated results for the third quarter of fiscal 2015, ended 31 December 2015. Operating income was down 18% year-on-year (YOY) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-reports-lower-operating-income-on-flat-sales_76806.html
January 28, 2016
A yearly high was set for December 2015 as China imported 1.1 million m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene), according to recent data obtained by IHS Chemical. Compared with November, this is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/China-p-xylene-imports-hit-yearly-high-demand-for-gasoline-blending-increases_76731.html
January 28, 2016
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports a 16.4% rise in net profits for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2015, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥116.4 billion ($981.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rise-in-profits_76726.html
January 28, 2016
S-Oil Corp. (Seoul), a leading refiner and aromatics producer majority owned by Saudi Aramco, on Thursday reported a swing to profit in the fourth quarter of last year citing an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oil-swings-to-profit-citing-improvement-in-refining-business_76723.html
January 26, 2016
Citing improved petrochemical margins amid low oil prices, LG Chem (Seoul) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter 2015 net profits increased 89%. Net profit reached 207.0 billion South...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chems-profits-soar-on-improved-petchem-margins_76669.html
January 26, 2016
LG Chem (Seoul) said on Tuesday that it has abandoned plans to enter the polysilicon business and has canceled its project to build a plant. The company announced in 2011 that it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-cancels-polysilicon-project-in-South-Korea-petchems-in-Kazakhstan_76675.html
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