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September 30, 2013
Ube Industries has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September. Ube expects to record net profits of ¥5 billion ($50.9 million) for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-upgrades-fiscal-first-half-earnings-projection_55510.html
September 27, 2013
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings and industrial gases firm Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. (TNSC; Tokyo) say that they have entered into a capital and business alliance agreement. TNSC will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Taiyo-Nippon-Sanso-form-business-alliance_55473.html
September 27, 2013
Toray Industries says that it has agreed to purchase all stakes in Zoltek (St. Louis), a company that manufactures and sells large tow carbon fibers, at $16.75/share. The total...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-to-acquire-US-carbon-fiber-firm-Zoltek-for-$584-million_55469.html
September 26, 2013
Wison Engineering Services (Shanghai) says it has commercialized its proprietary methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology with the start-up of a plant with annual capacity for 300,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Wison-commercializes-MTO-technology-in-China_55452.html
September 25, 2013
Praxair announced on 24 September that it has opened a global technology center at Shanghai to support development and innovation. The Praxair China Technology Center is located in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Praxair-opens-global-technology-center-in-China_55395.html
September 20, 2013
Kuraray (Tokyo) says it has completed a ¥1-billion ($10 million) expansion of its Kashima, Japan, plant for the production of Genestar, a heat-resistant nylon resin used in auto parts and electrical and electronic components....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-aims-new-Genestar-capacity-at-LED-market_55277.html
September 20, 2013
Petrofac (St Helier, Jersey) in a consortium with Linde and GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul), has received an order from KLPE Limited Liability Partnership, a joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Petrofac-consortium-receives-order-for-petchems-complex-in-Kazakhstan_55323.html
September 19, 2013
Teijin (Tokyo) announced today that it has developed an adhesion prevention gel made with a plant-based biodegradable polymer that is expected to be applied in laparoscopic surgery...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-develops-plant-based-biodegradable-adhesion-prevention-gel_55264.html
September 18, 2013
Honeywell says that its UOP subsidiary has been selected to provide technology for the production of isobutylene in China. Panjin Heyun New Material Co. (Panjin, China) will use the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/UOP-technology-selected-for-isobutylene-project-in-China_55229.html
September 17, 2013
Kuraray says it has decided to expand the production capacity for Vecstar liquid crystalline polymer film at the company’s site at Saijo, Japan. Liquid crystalline polymer film...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-expands-capacity-for-liquid-crystalline-polymer-film_55203.html
September 16, 2013
Kao (Tokyo) says its wholly owned Pilipinas Kao Inc. (PKI; Jasaan, Philippines) subsidiary has completed the previously announced 1.4-times expansion of production capacity for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kao-completes-expansion-of-fatty-alcohols-production-capacity-in-Philippines_55171.html
September 16, 2013
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) reports a 94.6% fall in net profits for the second quarter of 2013 compared with the corresponding period of the previous year, to 518 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-reports-huge-fall-in-quarterly-profits_54636.html
September 11, 2013
Tosoh says its Taiyo Vinyl subsidiary is expanding polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex. The company will add 10,000 m.t./year capacity by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-hikes-PVC-capacity-in-Japan_55091.html
September 9, 2013
Construction of a carbon black plant by a joint venture between Cabot and Risun Chemical at Xingtai, China has been completed, the companies announced. Risun Chemical is a wholly owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Cabot-completes-construction-of-carbon-black-JV-plant-in-China_55031.html
September 6, 2013
 Klöckner Pentaplast Group (Heiligenroth, Germany), a manufacturer of rigid plastic films, says it is adding to its production capacity in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Klockner-Pentaplast-outlines-worldwide-capacity-expansion_55006.html
September 3, 2013
Sumitomo Chemical says it is reorganizing its petrochemicals structure to sharpen focus on development. The company says it has established a new department, the resin-related business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-sharpens-petchems-focus_54871.html
September 2, 2013
Tosoh Corp. (Tokyo) announced today that it will build a plant to produce the company’s proprietary Rzeta emission-free reactive amine catalysts for polyurethane (PU) foams. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-to-build-emission-free-amine-catalysts-plant-for-PU-foams_54861.html
August 30, 2013
Faced with the unfamiliar challenge of ethane supply limitations, producers in the Mideast are shifting attention to heavier feedstocks and higher value-added products, according to The IHS Chemical World Analysis—Ethylene 2014. The situation contrasts with that in North America, where the petrochemical industry, revived by abundant shale energy resources, has surged back after a decade of decline....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/IHS-Chemical-Ethane-constraints-drive-Mideast-producers-to-heavier-feedstocks-higher-value-added-derivatives_54820.html
August 22, 2013
Daelim Industrial (Seoul) has been awarded a contract to build a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant for Hyosung Corp., CW has learned. The contract, valued at 272.9 billion Korean won...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Daelim-awarded-propane-dehydrogenation-contract-by-Hyosung_54640.html
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