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April 30, 2015
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reports a net loss of ¥65.3 billion ($556.3 million) in the  fiscal year ended 31 March 2015 compared with a net profit of ¥10.2 billion in the previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-reports-huge-loss_69955.html
April 30, 2015
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, reports a 27% rise in operating profits for the first quarter of 2015 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-reports-rise-in-operating-profits_69954.html
April 29, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical will shut its phenol plant at Kashima, Japan, in June for a scheduled maintenance program lasting about a month, the company says. The plant has a production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-shut-phenol-plant-in-June-for-maintenance_69911.html
April 28, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports net profits rose 13% for the fiscal year ended 31 March compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥128.6 billion ($1.08 billion). Full-year sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rises-in-profits-and-sales_69877.html
April 28, 2015
As planned, Lotte Chemical (Seoul) began adjusting feedstocks for its steam crackers at Yeosu and Daesan, South Korea, today, a source close to the company says. The Yeosu cracker will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Lotte-begins-adjusting-feedstocks-for-crackers_69873.html
April 28, 2015
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) is operating its styrene plant at Daesan, South Korea, at about 100% of capacity after it completed a planned maintenance program earlier this month, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Lotte-runs-styrene-plant-at-full-capacity-after-maintenance_69870.html
April 27, 2015
Showa Denko says that it will establish a company next month that will take over its phenolic resins business. Showa Denko will transfer 85% of the shares in the new company to Aica...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-to-sell-phenolic-resins-business-to-Aica-Kogyo_69831.html
April 27, 2015
S-Oil Corp. (Seoul), South Korea's third-largest oil refiner by sales, majority owned by Saudi Aramco, today announced a major increase in first-quarter profits. Net income was 211.25...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oils-first-quarter-profits-soar-on-better-margins_69840.html
April 27, 2015
Solvay says that it today broke ground on a facility that will produce highly dispersible silica (HDS) at Gunsan, South Korea. The 80,000-m.t./year HDS plant is expected to become...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Solvay-builds-silica-plant-in-South-Korea_69827.html
April 27, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo) says that it will expand production capacity at its Mizushima, Japan, site for thermoplastic elastomers sold under the brand Quintac, which is used mainly as a raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Zeon-to-expand-production-capacity-for-thermoplastic-elastomers_69825.html
April 27, 2015
China’s imports of aromatics were mostly higher in March versus February amid market concerns of tight supplies, falling inventories, and plant turnarounds, the latest statistics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/China-imports-more-aromatics-in-March-amid-tight-supply-lower-inventories-plant-turnarounds_69824.html
April 24, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports to China will exceed 95,000 m.t. for a fourth consecutive month amid firm domestic demand, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. About 95,000 m.t. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/South-Koreas-benzene-exports-to-China-will-exceed-95000-m-t-in-April-for-fourth-straight-month_69798.html
April 24, 2015
Toray Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) has acquired additional shares in Toray Chemical Korea (Seoul), formerly Woongjin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Toray-completes-tender-offer-for-former-Woongjin-Chemical_69794.html
April 24, 2015
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) today confirmed that it has been awarded a contract by Shin-Etsu Chemical’s Shintech subsidiary in the United States to construct the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/CB-and-I-Toyo-Engineering-confirm-contracts-for-Shin-Etsus-ethane-cracker-project-in-US_69793.html
April 24, 2015
Chang Chun Chemical (Changshu, China) has started operations at its second bisphenol A (BPA) plant at Changshu, technology provider Badger says.The 135,000-m.t./year plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Chang-Chun-Chemical-starts-up-second-Badger-process-BPA-plant-in-China_69791.html
April 23, 2015
Showa Denko says that it has expanded production capacity at Kawasaki, Japan for high-purity hydrogen bromide (HBr), which is used in the manufacture of semiconductors, by 1.5 times to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-expands-high-purity-hydrogen-bromide-capacity-in-Japan_69707.html
April 23, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the full fiscal year ended 31 March 2015. Sumitomo expects to record a net profit of ¥51.0 billion ($425 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-upgrades-earnings-sales-projections_69708.html
April 21, 2015
The Chinese government has issued rare earth oxides (REO) production quotas for the first half of 2015, according to a notice published by the Ministry of Industry and Information...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/China-issues-rare-earth-oxide-production-quota-for-first-half-of-2015_69642.html
April 21, 2015
Mitsui & Co. says that it has entered into cooperation and equipment lease agreements with the Innovative Composite Materials Research and Development Center (ICC; Hakusan, Japan)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-and-Co-agrees-with-Japan-research-center-to-develop-new-production-methods-for-carbon-fiber-composite-materials_69626.html
April 20, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals says that it has broken ground on a 2,000-m.t./year plant at the company’s site at Omuta, Japan, to manufacture its new polyurethane elastomer, Fortimo, and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-building-plant-to-manufacture-new-PU-elastomer-and-polyisocyanate_69598.html
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