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January 28, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says that it has developed SumiLarv 2 MR, a long-lasting larvicide formulation that is effective in preventing dengue fever. The company has recently submitted an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-develops-new-larvicide_67256.html
January 26, 2015
JSR (Tokyo) today upgraded most of its forecast for the fiscal year ending 31 March 2015. The company expects net income of ¥30.0 billion ($253.3 million) compared with a previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/JSR-upgrades-fiscal-year-forecast_67208.html
January 26, 2015
MGC Pharma (Tokyo), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC); and Catalent Pharma Solutions (Somerset, NJ), a leading contract manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-subsidiary-and-Catalent-sign-deal-for-biosimilars_67193.html
January 23, 2015
Production of several major aromatics products declined in Japan during 2014, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPIA; Tokyo) show. JPIA posted data for 18...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-aromatics-production-declined-in-2014_67159.html
January 22, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals is operating its steam cracker at Chiba, Japan, at about 80% of capacity after the company reduced runs from 100% on 20 January, Mitsui said today. The cracker was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-runs-Chiba-cracker-at-80-percent-on-berth-repairs_67074.html
January 22, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical and Universal Display Corp. (Ewing, NJ) say that they have signed an organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology license agreement. Universal Display, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-and-Universal-Display-sign-technology-license-agreement-for-OLED-lighting-devices_67068.html
January 21, 2015
Ube Industries said today that it will establish a new R&D facility within the Sakai factory at Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, in July 2016. The center will expand the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-Industries-to-set-up-new-R-and-D-facility-in-Japan_67039.html
January 21, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical and Nichia (Anan, Japan) have signed a cross-licensing agreement for patents of nitride-type red phosphor, which is widely used in white LEDs. The white LEDs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Nichia-sign-agreement-for-patent-cross-licensing_67035.html
January 19, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that its Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC) subsidiary will construct a validation plant at the Mizushima manufacturing complex at Kurashiki, Japan, for its newly developed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-build-validation-plant-to-produce-diphenyl-carbonate-using-new-process_66960.html
January 16, 2015
Japan's ethylene production totaled 631,200 m.t. in December 2014, up 1.5% from 622,000 m.t. in the previous December, according to figures released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-ethylene-production-up-1-5-percent-in-December_66923.html
January 15, 2015
Teijin says that its Teijin DuPont Films polyester films joint venture with DuPont will permanently shut its production facility at Anpachi, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The move is aimed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-DuPont-Films-to-close-plant-in-Japan_66845.html
January 13, 2015
Teijin today announced that it and Yoshiro Tajitsu, of the faculty of engineering science at Kansai University (Suita, Japan), have developed the world’s first polylactic acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-and-Kansai-University-develop-worlds-first-piezoelectric-fabrics-for-wearable-devices_66780.html
January 13, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals announced today that one of its former employees has been found criminally negligent in the 22 April 2012 accident at its Iwakuni-Ohtake resorcinol plant at Waki...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Former-Mitsui-Chemicals-employee-found-negligent-in-2012-resorcinol-plant-accident_66775.html
January 9, 2015
Nippon Shokubai says that, at the end of 2014, the company stopped manufacturing operations at its production site at Suita, Japan. Nippon Shokubai plans to construct a new R&D...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-closes-Suita-plant-to-build-research-facility-at-the-site_66706.html
January 8, 2015
Japan imported 55,827 m.t. of natural rubber in November, 12.9% lower versus 64,075 m.t. in October, The Rubber Trade Association of Japan (RTAJ) says. Oversupply concerns continued to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-imports-less-natural-rubber-in-November-synthetic-rubber-imports-mostly-up_66639.html
January 8, 2015
TPOZ's production facility at Zhangjiagang, China. Mitsui & Co. and Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK; Ipoh, Malaysia), a company involved in palm plantation and oleochemicals, say that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-and-Co-to-invest-in-Kuala-Lumpur-Kepongs-oleochemicals-project-in-China_66644.html
January 8, 2015
Mitsubishi Plastics and Mitsubishi Rayon —both subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings— say that they have agreed to integrate the pitch-based carbon fiber business of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Plastics-and-Mitsubishi-Rayon-to-integrate-certain-carbon-fiber-businesses_66640.html
January 7, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) and Showa Shell Sekiyu (Tokyo), two of Japan’s major oil refiners and producers of petrochemicals, are in tie-up discussions, the companies have announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosan-and-Showa-Shell-Sekiyu-in-tie-up-talks_66393.html
January 7, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says that it has started producing Iupizeta EP, a specialty polycarbonate resin, at the company’s manufacturing site at Niigata, Japan. Only...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-doubles-specialty-polycarbonate-resin-production-capacity_66608.html
January 6, 2015
Tsutomu Tannowa, president and CEO of Mitsui Chemicals, in a New Year’s message, says that the company is targeting operating profits of ¥60.0 billion ($505.7 million) in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-targets-operating-profits-of-¥100-billion-in-2020_66576.html
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