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February 13, 2015
KH Neochem (Tokyo) and CPC (Taipei) have agreed to form a jv for the production of isononyl alcohol (INA), says KH Neochem. The companies expect to establish the jv, Taiwan-Japan Oxo Chemical Industries, in June, followed by the construction of a $400 million, 180,000 m.t./year INA plant in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/KH-Neochem-CPC-to-build-$400-million-isononyl-alcohol-plant-in-Taiwan_67794.html
February 12, 2015
Showa Denko reports a 41% fall in net profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the year ago quarter, to ¥1.36 billion ($11.4 million). Fourth-quarter sales for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denkos-chemicals-and-petrochemicals-businesses-report-mixed-results_67753.html
February 10, 2015
Tosoh announced last week that it completed the previously announced merger of its wholly owned Nippon Polyurethane Industry Co. (NPU; Tokyo) subsidiary with Tosoh, on 1 October 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-absorbs-Nippon-Polyurethane-subsidiary_67680.html
February 9, 2015
Showa Denko says that it has entered into a business alliance with KBR (Houston) to jointly market Showa Denko’s proprietary technologies to produce acetic acid and its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-and-KBR-sign-acetyls-technology-licensing-agreement_67634.html
February 6, 2015
Denki Kagaku Kogyo (Denka; Tokyo) says that net income for the company's fiscal third quarter, ended 31 December 2014, increased 21% year-on-year (YOY), to ¥13.9 billion ($116.9...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Denka-posts-improved-earnings-sales_67612.html
February 6, 2015
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says that on 6 February, the board of directors appointed Kiyoshi Nakao as the new president and CEO of the company, effective 1 April. Nakao is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toyo-Engineering-appoints-new-CEO_67600.html
February 6, 2015
Tosoh expects its steam cracker at Yokkaichi, Japan, to resume normal production tomorrow. Output at the cracker was reduced early this week to about 80% of capacity because of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-to-restore-Yokkaichi-cracker-runs_67599.html
February 6, 2015
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (Osaka) reports a 0.4% rise in net profits for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥4.92 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Seika-Chemicals-reports-a-slight-increase-in-profits_67598.html
February 5, 2015
Toray Industries reports a 26.5% rise in net profits for the company’s fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the corresponding period of the previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_67527.html
February 4, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals reports net profits of ¥19.0 billion ($162.1 million) for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with a net loss of ¥18.5 billion in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-swings-to-profit_67481.html
February 4, 2015
Nippon Shokubai says net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, increased 66% compared with the year-ago period, to ¥13.8 billion ($117.7 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-reports-rises-in-profits-and-sales_67476.html
February 4, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says net profits more than doubled in its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_67488.html
February 3, 2015
BASF in Japan said today that it will launch Kanetsugu-Radical Jumbo, a rice herbicide that can help Japanese rice farmers control weeds more effectively. The product will be available...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/BASF-launches-rice-herbicide-in-Japan_67394.html
February 3, 2015
Teijin reports a net loss of ¥14.4 billion ($122.5 million) in the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with a net profit of ¥5.02 billion in the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-reports-loss-due-to-restructuring-measures_67436.html
February 3, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says that it will acquire the compound semiconductor materials business of Hitachi Metals (Tokyo). The acquisition is expected to be completed on 1 April. Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-acquire-compound-semiconductor-materials-business-of-Hitachi-Metals_67434.html
February 3, 2015
The petrochemical business of Idemitsu Kosan reports an operating loss of ¥8.5 billion ($73 million) in the fiscal first nine months ended 31 December 2014, compared with an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosans-petrochemical-business-reports-an-operating-loss_67449.html
February 3, 2015
Tosoh's net profits for the company's fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, more than doubled compared with the year-ago period, to ¥52.5 billion ($446.4 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_67431.html
February 3, 2015
Ube Industries reports a 46.8% fall in net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥5.1 billion ($43.6 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-reports-fall-in-profits_67445.html
February 2, 2015
Tosoh reports a 2.8% decrease in net profits for the company's fiscal first half ended 30 September 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥13.7 billion ($123 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-reports-fall-in-profits_65014.html
February 2, 2015
Mitsubishi Rayon says that the name of its wholly owned subsidiary MRC Europe (Düsseldorf) changed to Mitsubishi Rayon Europe in January. The subsidiary, which was established in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayon-changes-name-of-Germany-based-subsidiary_67404.html
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