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October 30, 2014
Showa Denko reports a 67.7% fall in net profits for the first nine months of 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥2.17 billion ($20 million). Nine-month sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denkos-chemicals-and-petrochemicals-businesses-report-mixed-results_64935.html
October 30, 2014
Nippon Shokubai says that it has signed a letter of intent with plastics manufacturer Takiron Co. (Osaka, Japan), to transfer all of the shares of its subsidiary, Nippon Polyester...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-to-divest-Nippon-Polyester-subsidiary_64927.html
October 30, 2014
BASF and Toda Kogyo (Hiroshima, Japan), a leading developer and manufacturer of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, have agreed to form a joint venture for cathode active...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/BASF-and-Toda-Kogyo-agree-to-form-JV-for-cathode-active-materials-in-Japan_64924.html
October 29, 2014
Ube Industries says that it will establish a subsidiary at Mexico City that will focus on developing the market for Ube products, marketing, and materials' procurement. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-to-establish-subsidiary-in-Mexico_64876.html
October 29, 2014
Kuraray reports an 8.1% increase in net profits for its fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥17.0 billion ($158 million). First-half sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-reports-profits-sales-rise_64875.html
October 28, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports a 5.9% increase in net profits for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥67.9 billion ($626 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rises-in-profits-sales_64851.html
October 28, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical says that it will construct a new R&D facility that will focus on silicones at Annaka, Japan. Shin-Etsu will invest about ¥5 billion ($47 million) to build...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-to-invest-$47-million-to-build-silicones-R-and-D-facility-in-Japan_64846.html
October 27, 2014
Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer, and Kyoto University’s (Kyoto, Japan) office of society-academia collaboration for innovation (KU-SACI) have signed a two-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Bayer-HealthCare-forms-alliance-with-Kyoto-University_64803.html
October 27, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) and Kurita Water Industries (Tokyo), Japan's leading water treatment company, say that they have entered into an asset purchase agreement under...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japanese-firm-Kurita-to-acquire-ICLs-aluminum-paper-chemicals-and-water-treatment-businesses-for-&euro250-million_64802.html
October 27, 2014
Celanese says that its Celanese Japan (Tokyo) subsidiary, and Setsunakasei (Setsunan; Osaka, Japan), have signed a letter of intent to pursue an agreement whereby Setsunan will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Celanese-and-Setsunan-to-enter-compounding-agreement_64801.html
October 23, 2014
Japan’s chemical exports rose 3.9%, to ¥633.3 billion in September compared with the same month one year ago, according to data released by the Ministry of Finance (Tokyo)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-chemical-exports-up-3-9-percent-in-September_64702.html
October 22, 2014
Teijin says that its Teijin DuPont Films polyester films joint venture with DuPont has developed a polyethylene naphthalate film, Teonex QF, approved for flame retardance. Applications...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-DuPont-Films-develops-flame-retardant-polyester-film_64659.html
October 22, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September. Mitsubishi expects to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-upgrades-earnings-projections_64664.html
October 21, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical announced today that it has revised its consolidated financial forecast for the half-year, ending 30 September, compared with what it had announced on 12 May. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-upgrades-forecast_64635.html
October 16, 2014
Ube Industries has revised its net profits and sales forecasts for the fiscal first half ended, 30 September 2014, and for the full fiscal year, ending 31 March 2015. Ube expects to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-downgrades-net-profits-sales-projections_64549.html
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
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