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November 27, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the full fiscal year ending 31 March 2015. Mitsubishi expects to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-upgrades-earnings-and-sales-projections_65711.html
November 26, 2014
Samsung Group (Seoul) said on Wednesday that it will sell four chemical and defense subsidiaries to Hanwha Group (Seoul) in a deal worth 1.9 trillion South Korean won ($1.72 billion)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Samsung-to-sell-subsidiaries-including-chemicals-to-Hanwha-Group_65693.html
November 25, 2014
Lubrizol and Mitsui Chemicals say that they have entered into an alliance agreement making Lubrizol the exclusive worldwide seller and marketer of the Lucant polymer product range to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Lubrizol-and-Mitsui-Chemicals-enter-alliance-agreement-for-Lucant-polymer-product-line_65666.html
November 24, 2014
SK Innovation (Seoul) and Soitec (Bernin, France), a manufacturer of semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, have signed a collaboration agreement to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Innovation-and-Soitec-to-collaborate-on-advanced-semiconductor-materials_65639.html
November 22, 2014
Nippon Shokubai, the leading global producer of superabsorbent polymers, on 24 September 2014 filed a lawsuit at the Seoul Central District Court in South Korea against LG Chem, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Nippon-Shokubai-files-patent-infringement-lawsuit-against-LG-Chem_65636.html
November 19, 2014
Samsung Engineering and fellow Samsung Group unit, Samsung Heavy Industries told the Korea Exchange today that they have called off their $2.5 billion merger due to shareholder...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Samsung-Engineering-and-Samsung-Heavy-Industries-call-off-merger-plan_65531.html
November 18, 2014
Wacker Chemie says that its Wacker Asahikasei Silicone joint venture has today opened a new development laboratory for airbag applications. The Airbag Competence Center of Excellence...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Wacker-Asahi-Kasei-JV-opens-airbag-competence-center-in-Japan_65504.html
November 18, 2014
Asahi Kasei says that its subsidiary Crystal IS (Green Island, NY) has begun commercial production of high-output UVC light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in a new facility at the Asahi Kasei...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-starts-up-facility-for-production-of-high-output-UVC-LEDs_65497.html
November 17, 2014
Baring Private Equity Asia (Hong Kong) said today that it has agreed to acquire Bushu Pharmaceuticals (Tokyo), through funds advised by Baring Asia. Bushu is the leading pharmaceutical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Baring-Asia-to-acquire-leading-contract-manufacturer-Bushu-Pharmaceuticals-for-$670-million_65472.html
November 17, 2014
Toray Industries says that it has agreed to supply Torayca prepreg for the production of Boeing’s (Chicago) new 777X aircraft. Torayca is Toray’s carbon fiber brand. Toray...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-in-$8-7-billion-deal-to-supply-carbon-fiber-prepreg-to-Boeing_65466.html
November 14, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) has reported its financial results for the nine-month period ended 30 September. DIC decided last year to change its fiscal year-end from 31 March to 31 December, and, as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-reports-rise-in-profits_65432.html
November 14, 2014
Europe's para-xylene (p-xylene) contract price (ECP) has not yet settled for November despite market chatter about a preliminary agreement. Asia's contract price (ACP) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Europe-p-xylene-November-contract-remains-unsettled_65453.html
November 14, 2014
China will invest $14 billion in Mexico's energy, mining, infrastructure, telecommunications, and tourism sectors after the two countries' governments signed 14 cooperation agreements...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/China-to-invest-$14-billion-in-Mexico-including-$5-billion-in-the-energy-sector_65440.html
November 14, 2014
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) reports a 64.1% fall in net profits for the third quarter of 2014 compared with the year-ago quarter, to 2.97 billion South Korean won ($2.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-reports-fall-in-profits_65438.html
November 14, 2014
US-President Obama has announced an ambitious 2025 target to cut net US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 26–28% below 2005 levels by 2025. At the same time, President Xi Jinping...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/US-China-agree-on-joint-efforts-on-climate-change-clean-energy_65368.html
November 13, 2014
Japan Polypropylene (JPP; Tokyo), a joint venture between Japan Polychem—a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical—and JNC Corp. (Tokyo), has announced an expansion of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Japan-Polypropylene-to-expand-compounding-capacity-in-US-China_65367.html
November 13, 2014
Samsung Total Petrochemicals, a 50-50 joint venture between Samsung and Total, has inaugurated an aromatics expansion at the jv's plant at Daesan, South Korea. The won1.66-trillion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Samsung-Total-inaugurates-p-xylene-expansion-in-Korea_65361.html
November 11, 2014
Monsanto, Sumitomo Chemical, and Sumitomo’s wholly owned subsidiary Valent USA (Walnut Creek, CA) have agreed to extend their strategic partnership in Monsanto’s Roundup...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-and-Monsanto-extend-crop-protection-collaboration_65282.html
November 10, 2014
Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) restarted its 687,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Tokuyama, Japan, this weekend, according to media reports. The cracker was offline since October following an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Idemitsu-Kosan-restarts-Tokuyama-cracker_65257.html
November 7, 2014
Japan's ethylene production dropped to 6.1 million m.t. last year from 7.2. million m.t. in 2007, according to a recent report published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-government-seeks-to-align-ethylene-production-with-shrinking-demand_65222.html
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