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April 30, 2013
BASF says it will establish a new regional R&D center for electronic materials at Seoul. The new center will be BASF’s first electronic materials R&D center in South...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/BASF-to-establish-R-and-D-center-for-electronic-materials-in-South-Korea_51584.html
April 29, 2013
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, recorded a 28.5% rise in operating profits for the first quarter of 2013 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-reports-rise-in-quarterly-profits_51517.html
April 26, 2013
The country’s spirits have been lifted since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who returned to office in December, launched aggressive fiscal and monetary stimulus to reverse nearly 20 years of deflation and flat economic growth....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-hopes-for-recovery_51494.html
April 26, 2013
Nippon Shokubai has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the full fiscal year, ended 31 March. Nippon Shokubai expects to record full-year net profits of ¥8.4 billion ($85...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-upgrades-earnings-projection_51522.html
April 25, 2013
The first flight in China powered by a newly developed biofuel was conducted successfully, says Sinopec. The biofuel, made from palm oil and recycled cooking oil, was used by an Airbus...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Successful-test-flight-powered-by-Sinopec-biofuel_51447.html
April 25, 2013
Kuraray reports an 8.5% fall in net profits for its fiscal year ended 31 March, compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥28.79 billion ($290 million). Full year sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-reports-fall-in-profits_51443.html
April 25, 2013
Shin-Etsu today reported a 5% rise in net income in the fiscal year ended 31 March, to ¥105.71 billion ($1.067 billion), on 2.1% lower sales, of ¥1.03 trillion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-fiscal-2013-net-income-rises-on-lower-sales-outlook-for-2014-uncertain_51439.html
April 24, 2013
Toray says it has successfully made molded components from the partially biobased PBT. Toray Industries announced today that it has successfully produced partially biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-produces-biobased-PBT-plans-commercial-scale-production-unit_51428.html
April 24, 2013
Tosoh and Ube Industries have each revised their earnings and sales forecasts for the full fiscal year, ended 31 March. Tosoh expects to record full-year net profits of ¥16 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-and-Ube-upgrade-earnings-projections_51395.html
April 24, 2013
Teijin (Tokyo), a world-leading producer of aramid fibers, has developed aramid fiber fabric that protects users against X-ray and gamma-ray radiation, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-develops-radiation-shielding-aramid-fiber_51394.html
April 24, 2013
Asahi Kasei says that its Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC) subsidiary will license its manufacturing technology for polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) to PTT (Bangkok). The technology license...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-licenses-PMMA-technology-to-PTT_51390.html
April 23, 2013
Vertellus Specialties (Indianapolis) has entered into a joint venture with Weifang Green Olive Chemical (Weifang, China) to expand significantly Vertellus's capacity to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Vertellus-JV-to-produce-pyridine-and-picoline-in-China_51372.html
April 22, 2013
Mitsubishi Chemical says that it has acquired compounding business Comtrex (Warren, MI). Financial terms were not disclosed. Comtrex has been engaged in the polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-acquires-US-compounding-business_51321.html
April 19, 2013
LG Chem posted a 10.6% decline in net profits for the first quarter of 2013 compared with the year-ago period, to 340.4 billion South Korean won ($305 million). First-quarter sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-reports-fall-in-profits-and-sales_51303.html
April 18, 2013
Wison Engineering (Shanghai) has developed proprietary butene oxidization and dehydrogenation technology to produce butadiene, the company announced. The novel technology, featuring a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Chinese-engineering-firm-develops-proprietary-butene-dehydrogenation-technology_51280.html
April 18, 2013
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) says it appointed Shunichi Watanabe as their new executive v.p./operations for Japan, effective 1 April. Watanabe has nearly 30 years of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-appoints-new-executive-v-p-of-Japan-operations_51271.html
April 18, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that it has opened a new R&D and application lab at Taipei, Taiwan. The lab will provide key materials and technical services for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Merck-KGaA-opens-R-and-D-and-application-lab-in-Taiwan_51266.html
April 16, 2013
DuPont Nutrition & Health is expanding its microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) offering through an extended agreement with Mingtai Chemical (Bade City, Taiwan), one of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/DuPont-signs-deal-with-Taiwanese-firm-for-microcrystalline-cellulose_51202.html
April 15, 2013
Teijin, Showa Shell, and Mitsubishi Corp. have dissolved their para- xylene ( p -xylene) production and marketing joint venture TS Aromatics. Sources at Teijin tell CW the jv agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/P-xylene-JV-scrapped_51134.html
April 15, 2013
Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will invest about ¥3 billion ($32 million) to build a plant at Nobeoka, Japan, for the production of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-build-cellulosic-fiber-facility-in-Japan_51081.html
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