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October 2, 2014
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC; Tokyo) said today that it will quit the purified terephthalic acid (PTA) business at the end of March 2015. MGC and Toyobo are partners in Mizushima...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-to-quit-PTA-business-p-xylene-plants-future-questionable_64230.html
October 2, 2014
Zeon (Tokyo) is increasing the price of its Quintone hydrocarbon resins by 5–7%, equivalent to $220/m.t., effective 15 October 2015. The price will rise to about $4,400/m.t., the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Zeon-hikes-prices-of-hydrocarbon-resins_64224.html
October 1, 2014
Eleven Japanese energy and engineering firms today established a new company to participate in the exploratory production of methane hydrate, a new and potentially game-changing energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japanese-firms-form-new-company-to-aid-test-production-of-offshore-methane-hydrate_64196.html
October 1, 2014
Scientex (Shah Alam, Malaysia) will invest more than 300 million Malaysian ringgit ($91.6 billion) over the next three years to expand biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Malaysian-Japanese-alliance-eyeing-big-share-of-Asian-packaging-film-market-with-large-investment_64191.html
October 1, 2014
Nippon Shokubai today confirmed plans to expand superabsorbent polymers (SAP) production capacity at the company’s Himeji, Japan site, in order to meet strong growth in global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-confirms-plan-to-expand-SAP-capacity-at-Himeji_64179.html
September 30, 2014
Ube Industries says that it will dissolve a wholly owned subsidiary by the end of March 2015. The business, established in 1950, is involved in the manufacturing, marketing, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-to-dissolve-subsidiary_64134.html
September 29, 2014
Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo) says it is proceeding with the procurement of eight liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships to be used for the delivery of LNG from the Cameron LNG export project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-and-Co-concludes-deal-to-ship-LNG-from-the-US-to-Japan_64126.html
September 29, 2014
Vopak says it has finalized the previously announced acquisition of a 30% stake in Zhangzhou Gulei Haiteng Jetty Investment Management Co. from Xianglu Petrochemical Zhangzhou Co. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Vopak-completes-acquisition-of-China-terminal-stake_64103.html
September 29, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings announced today that it plans to commence a tender offer for the industrial gases group Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo) on 30 September. Mitsubishi announced in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-commences-tender-offer-for-Taiyo-Nippon-Sanso_64100.html
September 28, 2014
The Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI; Hsinchu) has signed an exclusive license agreement with Taiwan Mitsui Chemicals (Taipei), a wholly-owned subsidiary of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/ITRI-grants-Mitsui-Chemicals-exclusive-license-for-its-technology-to-enhance-the-safety-of-lithium-ion-battery_64092.html
September 26, 2014
Kuraray says that it has signed a deal with Plantic Technologies (Melbourne) to be its exclusive distributor in the Japanese and South Korean markets for the biobased barrier material...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-and-Australian-firm-Plantic-partner-to-distribute-high-barrier-films-in-Japan-and-South-Korea_64067.html
September 24, 2014
Advanced Petrochemical (Al Jubail) said on Sunday that its 95%-owned subsidiary Advanced Global Investment Co. (AGIC) and SK Gas (Seoul) have formed a joint venture for their...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Advanced-Petrochemical-and-SK-Gas-form-joint-venture-for-PDH-plant_63816.html
September 24, 2014
Dow Chemical says that its electronic materials business will build the world’s first large-scale, cadmium-free quantum dot manufacturing operation at the company’s site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Dow-to-build-quantum-dot-manufacturing-plant-in-South-Korea_63954.html
September 18, 2014
Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it held an official opening ceremony on 17 September for its two previously announced polysilicon plants at the Samalaju Industrial Park Sarawak State, Malaysia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-opens-$1-84-billion-polysilicon-project-in-Malaysia_63885.html
September 17, 2014
CIS Acquisition (Moscow), a publicly traded investment vehicle, says it is acquiring a majority stake in Delta Technology Holdings (Hong Kong), a fine and specialty chemicals maker...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Investment-firm-CIS-Acquisition-to-acquire-Chinas-Delta-Technology-Holdings_63876.html
September 10, 2014
Nippon Shokubai plans to invest a total of about ¥80 billion ($752 million) to expand the company’s superabsorbent polymers (SAP) production capacity globally from 560,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-plans-major-SAP-production-capacity-expansion_63693.html
September 9, 2014
China has allowed antidumping duties on styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) originating from Russia, Japan, and South Korea, to expire, according to a statement from the Ministry of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/China-allows-expiry-of-antidumping-duties-on-SBR-from-Russia-Japan-Korea_63676.html
September 4, 2014
At a meeting held on 3 September, the board of directors of Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Al Jubail) approved the company’s equity investment in a previously announced propane...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Advanced-Petrochemical-approves-PDH-investment-in-South-Korea_63636.html
September 4, 2014
Evonik Industries says it will expand specialty silica production capacity at Ako, Japan, through its DSL Japan joint venture with Shionogi & Co. (Osaka). Evonik holds a 51% stake...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Evonik-JV-to-expand-specialty-silica-capacity-in-Japan_63620.html
September 3, 2014
BASF says it has opened its previously announced, regional R&D center for electronic materials in the Sungkyunkwan University at Suwon, South Korea. The new facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/BASF-opens-electronic-materials-R-and-D-center-in-South-Korea_63589.html
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