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June 15, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC; Tokyo), Japan’s only producer of methylamines, will replace its manufacturing unit, based at Niigata, Japan, with a smaller-capacity facility to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-reducing-methylamines-capacity-in-Japan-building-new-plant_71286.html
June 24, 2015
Novasep (Pompey, France), a supplier of services and technologies for the life sciences and chemical industries, says that it is expanding its presence in Asia by signing two...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Novasep-signs-two-deals-to-expand-presence-in-Japan_71230.html
June 10, 2015
Bayer says that it has definitively agreed to sell its diabetes care business to Panasonic Healthcare Holdings (Tokyo), a company which is backed by funds sponsored by global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Panasonic-Healthcare-to-acquire-Bayers-diabetes-care-business-for-&euro1-02-billion_71133.html
June 10, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says that it has decided to more than double its production capacity for lithium-ion (Li-ion) secondary battery separators, which are marketed under the Pervio brand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-double-Li-ion-secondary-battery-separator-production-capacity_71127.html
June 8, 2015
Algatechnologies (Algatech; Kibbutz Ketura, Israel) has announced the signing of a supply and long-term collaboration agreement with Fujifilm in Japan for its AstaPure natural...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Algatechnologies-and-Fujifilm-collaborate-in-natural-astaxanthin_71067.html
June 8, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical and Suzuki Motor Corp. (Hamamatsu, Japan) have jointly developed a new grade of the biobased engineering plastic Durabio, and it is used in the interior resin color...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Suzuki-jointly-develop-new-grade-of-biobased-engineering-plastic_71053.html
June 3, 2015
JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) is operating one of its two para-xylene (p-xylene) production units at Kashima, following a fire which occurred on 29 May at a refinery on the site...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/JX-Nippon-runs-one-of-two-p-xylene-plants-at-Kashima-after-fire_70994.html
June 3, 2015
JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) has settled the June Asia contract price for benzene at $740/m.t. cfr, down $125/m.t. from a finalized May price of $865/m.t., the company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/JX-Nippon-settles-June-Asia-contract-price-for-benzene-down-from-May_70894.html
May 29, 2015
Agricultural chemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says that it has secured distribution rights for Sumitomo Chemical’s crop protection products in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nufarm-to-distribute-Sumitomo-Chemical-crop-protection-products-in-UK_70818.html
May 28, 2015
Asahi Kasei and Mitsubishi Chemical today announced that they have signed an agreement to establish an equally owned joint venture for their previously announced plan to combine their...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-and-Mitsubishi-Chemical-move-ahead-with-plans-to-combine-crackers-at-Mizushima_70747.html
May 27, 2015
Solvay says that it has opened a research and innovation laboratory, Solvay Nicca Tokyo Innovation Laboratory, at Tokyo. The laboratory will be the key innovation center for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Solvay-opens-research-and-innovation-lab-in-Japan_70698.html
May 26, 2015
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, has announced today that Taiyo Oil (Tokyo) has begun producing petrochemicals with UOP's Tatoray process technology, which provides greater flexibility to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Taiyo-Oil-starts-up-aromatics-production-using-latest-UOP-technology_70680.html
May 26, 2015
Chemtura and Tosoh say that they have signed a letter of intent establishing the framework for a long-term relationship for brominated flame-retardant products and technologies in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-to-sell-Chemturas-brominated-flame-retardant-products-in-Japan_70664.html
May 22, 2015
Toray Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) has launched another tender offer to acquire the remaining shares in Toray Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-to-acquire-remaining-shares-in-former-Woongjin-Chemical-for-$112-million_70622.html
May 21, 2015
Japan’s production of benzene, toluene, and xylenes fell in April by 10%, 4%, and 2%, respectively, from March, the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA) announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-April-production-of-aromatics-falls-from-March_70550.html
May 19, 2015
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (Osaka) reports a 2% fall in net profits for the fiscal year, ended 31 March 2015, compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥5.54 billion ($46.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Seika-Chemicals-reports-fall-in-profits_70486.html
May 15, 2015
DIC (Tokyo) reports a 65.1% rise in net profits for its fiscal first quarter ended 31 March 2015, compared with the year-ago quarter, to ¥8.48 billion ($71 million). First-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-reports-huge-rise-in-earnings_70428.html
May 14, 2015
Ube Industries said on Thursday that it has succeeded in synthesizing the world's first high-dispersion strontium carbonate nano particles for optical applications. Retardation films...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-develops-high-dispersion-strontium-carbonate-nano-particles_70397.html
May 13, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says its net profits increased by 88.7% in the full fiscal year, ended 31 March 2015, compared with the previous fiscal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_70368.html
May 13, 2015
Kuraray reports a 29.8% rise in net profits for the first quarter of 2015 compared with the year-ago quarter, to ¥11.54 billion ($96.3 million). First-quarter sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-reports-rises-in-profits-and-sales_70365.html
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