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November 14, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) has reported its financial results for the nine-month period ended 30 September. DIC decided last year to change its fiscal year-end from 31 March to 31 December, and, as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-reports-rise-in-profits_65432.html
November 14, 2014
Europe's para-xylene (p-xylene) contract price (ECP) has not yet settled for November despite market chatter about a preliminary agreement. Asia's contract price (ACP) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Europe-p-xylene-November-contract-remains-unsettled_65453.html
November 14, 2014
China will invest $14 billion in Mexico's energy, mining, infrastructure, telecommunications, and tourism sectors after the two countries' governments signed 14 cooperation agreements...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/China-to-invest-$14-billion-in-Mexico-including-$5-billion-in-the-energy-sector_65440.html
November 14, 2014
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) reports a 64.1% fall in net profits for the third quarter of 2014 compared with the year-ago quarter, to 2.97 billion South Korean won ($2.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-reports-fall-in-profits_65438.html
November 14, 2014
US-President Obama has announced an ambitious 2025 target to cut net US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 26–28% below 2005 levels by 2025. At the same time, President Xi Jinping...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/US-China-agree-on-joint-efforts-on-climate-change-clean-energy_65368.html
November 13, 2014
Japan Polypropylene (JPP; Tokyo), a joint venture between Japan Polychem—a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical—and JNC Corp. (Tokyo), has announced an expansion of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Japan-Polypropylene-to-expand-compounding-capacity-in-US-China_65367.html
November 13, 2014
Samsung Total Petrochemicals, a 50-50 joint venture between Samsung and Total, has inaugurated an aromatics expansion at the jv's plant at Daesan, South Korea. The won1.66-trillion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Samsung-Total-inaugurates-p-xylene-expansion-in-Korea_65361.html
November 11, 2014
Monsanto, Sumitomo Chemical, and Sumitomo’s wholly owned subsidiary Valent USA (Walnut Creek, CA) have agreed to extend their strategic partnership in Monsanto’s Roundup...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-and-Monsanto-extend-crop-protection-collaboration_65282.html
November 10, 2014
Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) restarted its 687,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Tokuyama, Japan, this weekend, according to media reports. The cracker was offline since October following an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Idemitsu-Kosan-restarts-Tokuyama-cracker_65257.html
November 7, 2014
Japan's ethylene production dropped to 6.1 million m.t. last year from 7.2. million m.t. in 2007, according to a recent report published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-government-seeks-to-align-ethylene-production-with-shrinking-demand_65222.html
November 7, 2014
Tokuyama says that its Shin Dai-ichi Vinyl (Tokyo) joint venture will permanently shut its 80,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Chiba, Japan. Tokuyama holds a 71% stake...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-to-shut-PVC-plant-at-Chiba_65215.html
November 7, 2014
Toyo Engineering announced today that it has been awarded a contract to commercialize an energy-saving distillation system, Superhidic, that was patented in 2011. The contract is for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toyo-Engineering-to-install-energy-saving-distillation-unit-at-Maruzens-MEK-plant_65212.html
November 6, 2014
Toray Industries reports a 40.5% rise in net profits for the company’s fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_65168.html
November 6, 2014
Nippon Shokubai says net profits for its fiscal first half, ended 30 September, more than doubled compared with the year-ago period, to ¥7.47 billion ($65 million). First-half...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_65167.html
November 5, 2014
Teijin reports a net loss of ¥22.3 billion ($196 million) in the fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with a net profit of ¥4.57 billion in the year-ago period due...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-reports-loss-due-to-restructuring-measures_65133.html
November 5, 2014
Teijin today announced several initiatives to restructure its loss-making businesses. The measures include permanently shutting down a polycarbonate (PC) resin plant in Singapore and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-to-shut-polycarbonate-plant-in-Singapore-exit-dimethyl-terephthalate-business_65130.html
November 5, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals reports more than a sevenfold increase in net profits for its fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥7.40 billion ($65...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_65127.html
November 5, 2014
Asahi Kasei reports a 6.3% rise in net profits for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥49.5 billion ($434 million). First-half sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-reports-rises-in-profits-sales_65124.html
November 4, 2014
The petrochemical business of Idemitsu Kosan reports a 46.7% fall in operating profits for the company's fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago period, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosans-petrochemical-business-reports-fall-in-profits_65083.html
November 4, 2014
KBR (Houston) says that it has signed an agreement with engineering and construction firm Chiyoda (Yokohama, Japan) to license its CT-Acetica technology. Chiyoda developed the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/KBR-signs-acetic-acid-technology-alliance-with-Chiyoda_65079.html
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