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March 6, 2014
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says that it has established its first technical center for the chemicals business at Shanghai, and it will launch operations on 10 March. With this center, Asahi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Glass-establishes-technical-center-for-chemicals-business-in-China_59358.html
February 28, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical says that it has decided to sell its 20% stake in AstraZeneca K.K. (Osaka, Japan) to AstraZeneca (London). AstraZeneca K.K., which was established in 1975, develops...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-sell-its-stake-in-AstraZenecas-Japan-unit_59213.html
February 27, 2014
Air Products and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipeline & Engineering (NSPE; Tokyo) jointly announced today the signing of an agreement signifying their intent to work together on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Air-Products-signs-collaboration-agreement-for-hydrogen-fueling-in-Japan_59156.html
February 25, 2014
Dow Building Solutions, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, has completed converting its three styrofoam extruded polystyrene (XPS) plants in Japan to new polymeric flame-retardant (FR)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Dow-completes-conversion-of-styrofoam-XPS-plants-in-Japan-to-new-polymeric-flame-retardant-technology_59068.html
February 25, 2014
Asahi Kasei says it will close permanently several petrochemical production plants in Japan and, with Mitsubishi Chemical, is also moving ahead with the previously announced plan to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-close-several-petrochemical-plants-in-Japan-moves-ahead-with-cracker-JV-with-Mitsubishi-Chemical_59069.html
February 25, 2014
Toray Industries says that it has developed an ultralow pressure, highly durable reverse osmosis (RO) membrane by leveraging the company’s proprietary microstructure control...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-develops-ultralow-pressure-highly-durable-reverse-osmosis-membrane_59067.html
February 20, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says that on 1 April 2014, it will establish the Life Science Institute, with its headquarters at Tokyo. Four...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-consolidate-several-health-care-businesses-under-new-company-Life-Science-Institute_58934.html
February 18, 2014
Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) says that it will build a new manufacturing facility for the company’s Kanekalon/Kanecaron acrylic fibers at the site of its Kaneka Malaysia (Kuantan)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kaneka-to-build-acrylic-fibers-facility-in-Malaysia_58854.html
February 14, 2014
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI; Tokyo) says that Japan has launched an antidumping investigation into imports of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) from China, following a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-launches-antidumping-investigation-into-TDI-from-China_58823.html
February 14, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) reports a 51.6% rise in net profits for its full fiscal year, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥26.8 billion ($263 million). Full-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-reports-rise-in-profits_58818.html
February 13, 2014
Showa Denko reports a 3.2% fall in net profits for the full fiscal year, ended 31 December 2013, compared with 2012, to ¥9.06 billion ($89 million). Full-year sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denkos-chemicals-and-petrochemicals-businesses-report-higher-earnings-sales_58797.html
February 10, 2014
BASF says it has opened its previously announced R&D laboratory and application technology center for battery materials at Amagasaki, Japan. The facility, located in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/BASF-opens-battery-materials-R-and-D-and-application-center-in-Japan_58689.html
February 7, 2014
Asahi Kasei says that its Asahi Kasei Pharma (Tokyo) subsidiary has today opened a second manufacturing facility at its site at Miyoshi, Japan. The new facility will be used to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-opens-pharmaceutical-plant_58657.html
February 6, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals reports a net loss of ¥18.5 billion ($182 million) for the company's fiscal first nine months ended 31 December 2013, compared with a net loss of ¥9.7 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-loss-widens_58595.html
February 6, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals today announced a major restructuring of its operations as a result of the volatility in the polyurethane and phenol markets. Mitsui's board of directors has approved...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-to-close-all-plants-at-Kashima-MDI-plant-at-Omuta-BPA-plant-at-Chiba-and-phenol-JV-with-Idemitsu_58596.html
February 6, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals says that it will construct the world's first large-scale production plant for xylylene diisocyanate (XDI) at the company’s site at Omuta in Fukuoka Prefecture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-to-build-large-scale-xylylene-diisocyanate-plant-in-Japan_58592.html
February 6, 2014
Toray Industries reports a 32.5% rise in net profits for the company’s fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the corresponding period of the previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_58584.html
February 5, 2014
Ube Industries reports a 23.2% fall in net profits for its fiscal nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥9.6 billion ($95 million). Nine-month...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-reports-fall-in-profits_58555.html
February 5, 2014
Asahi Kasei reports an 85.5% rise in net profits for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥66.07 billion ($652 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_58554.html
February 5, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent company of Mitsubishi Chemical, says net profits increased more than fourfold in its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-reports-huge-rise-in-profits-but-cuts-full-year-earnings-projection_58559.html
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