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March 6, 2014
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says that it has established its first technical center for the chemicals business at Shanghai, and it will launch operations on 10 March. With this center, Asahi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Glass-establishes-technical-center-for-chemicals-business-in-China_59358.html
March 3, 2014
Toray Industries says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the entire stake in Zoltek (St. Louis), a company that manufactures and sells large-tow carbon fibers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Toray-completes-acquisitions-of-US-carbon-fiber-firm-Zoltek-and-South-Korean-firm-Woongjin-Chemical_59257.html
February 28, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical says that it has decided to sell its 20% stake in AstraZeneca K.K. (Osaka, Japan) to AstraZeneca (London). AstraZeneca K.K., which was established in 1975, develops...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-sell-its-stake-in-AstraZenecas-Japan-unit_59213.html
February 27, 2014
Air Products and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipeline & Engineering (NSPE; Tokyo) jointly announced today the signing of an agreement signifying their intent to work together on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Air-Products-signs-collaboration-agreement-for-hydrogen-fueling-in-Japan_59156.html
February 27, 2014
Lee Sang Ju, senior v.p. and head of global R&D at Hankook Tire and Joachim Grub, senior v.p. and head of performance butadiene rubbers business unit at Lanxess signed the MOU...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Lanxess-and-Hankook-Tire-enter-into-technical-partnership_59146.html
February 26, 2014
Showa Denko says it has decided to increase its capacity for supplying high-purity nitrous oxide (N2O), a specialty gas for semiconductor production, by cooperating with Dooam...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Showa-Denko-builds-high-purity-nitrous-oxide-capacity-in-South-Korea_59105.html
February 26, 2014
BASF says sales to customers in Asia/Pacific were €12.5 billion ($17.17 billion) in 2013, which is unchanged compared with 2012. BASF companies located in the region had total...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/BASF-reports-flat-sales-in-Asia_59103.html
February 25, 2014
Dow Building Solutions, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, has completed converting its three styrofoam extruded polystyrene (XPS) plants in Japan to new polymeric flame-retardant (FR)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Dow-completes-conversion-of-styrofoam-XPS-plants-in-Japan-to-new-polymeric-flame-retardant-technology_59068.html
February 25, 2014
Asahi Kasei says it will close permanently several petrochemical production plants in Japan and, with Mitsubishi Chemical, is also moving ahead with the previously announced plan to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-close-several-petrochemical-plants-in-Japan-moves-ahead-with-cracker-JV-with-Mitsubishi-Chemical_59069.html
February 25, 2014
Toray Industries says that it has developed an ultralow pressure, highly durable reverse osmosis (RO) membrane by leveraging the company’s proprietary microstructure control...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-develops-ultralow-pressure-highly-durable-reverse-osmosis-membrane_59067.html
February 20, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says that on 1 April 2014, it will establish the Life Science Institute, with its headquarters at Tokyo. Four...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-consolidate-several-health-care-businesses-under-new-company-Life-Science-Institute_58934.html
February 18, 2014
Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) says that it will build a new manufacturing facility for the company’s Kanekalon/Kanecaron acrylic fibers at the site of its Kaneka Malaysia (Kuantan)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kaneka-to-build-acrylic-fibers-facility-in-Malaysia_58854.html
February 14, 2014
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI; Tokyo) says that Japan has launched an antidumping investigation into imports of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) from China, following a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-launches-antidumping-investigation-into-TDI-from-China_58823.html
February 14, 2014
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL; Tokyo) announced today that it has signed a contract with Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) to build and charter four methanol carriers. The new contract will play an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Mitsui-OSK-to-build-four-carriers-for-charter-to-Methanol-Holdings-Trinidad_58819.html
February 14, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) reports a 51.6% rise in net profits for its full fiscal year, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥26.8 billion ($263 million). Full-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-reports-rise-in-profits_58818.html
February 14, 2014
M&A activity in the chemical sector during 2013 was to a large extent driven by shareholder activism and investments by hedge funds, which pushed many chemical companies to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Deloitte-Farm-chemicals-health-care-and-biobased-products-to-drive-M-and-A-activity-in-2014_58828.html
February 13, 2014
Showa Denko reports a 3.2% fall in net profits for the full fiscal year, ended 31 December 2013, compared with 2012, to ¥9.06 billion ($89 million). Full-year sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denkos-chemicals-and-petrochemicals-businesses-report-higher-earnings-sales_58797.html
February 13, 2014
S-Oil (Seoul), a major oil refiner and aromatics producer partly owned by Saudi Aramco, said today that it plans to build a technical service and development center in the Magok...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oil-builds-petchems-technical-service-and-development-center-at-Seoul_58795.html
February 12, 2014
Air Liquide has completed the commercial start-up of eight large-scale production units around the world, mainly in emerging markets, the company confirmed today. All of the recently...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Air-Liquide-completes-start-up-of-eight-large-scale-production-units_58776.html
February 11, 2014
Antioxidants and polymer additives maker Addivant (Middlebury, CT) announced today that it is increasing capacity of phosphate antioxidants at its Pyongtaek, South Korea, facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Addivant-expands-antioxidants-capacity-in-South-Korea_58741.html
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