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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 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
November 4, 2014
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reports a net loss of ¥80.5 billion ($712 million) in the fiscal first half ended 30 September, compared with a net profit of ¥4.51 billion in the first half...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-reports-huge-loss-due-to-issues-related-to-a-polysilicon-plant-in-Malaysia_65090.html
November 3, 2014
The performance materials business unit of DKSH (Zurich) has been apponted to provide market expansion services for BASF's range of colorants used in the personal-care and household...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DKSH-to-distribute-BASFs-personal-care-and-household-colorants-across-Asia_65052.html
October 31, 2014
Ube Industries reports no net profits for its fiscal first half ended 30 September, compared with a net profit of ¥6.6 billion ($59 million) in the year-ago period. Sales in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-records-fall-in-sales_65027.html
October 31, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical reports an 81.4% rise in net profits for its fiscal first half, ended 30 September 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥22.58 billion ($203 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_65018.html
October 31, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says its net profits increased by 21.7% in its fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-reports-rise-in-profits-sales_65012.html
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
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