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May 7, 2015
The petrochemical business of Idemitsu Kosan reports an operating loss of ¥7.08 billion ($59.5 million) for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2015, compared with an operating profit...
May 7, 2015
Lonza and Nikon Corp. today announced an exclusive collaboration in the field of cell and gene therapy manufacturing in Japan. Nikon will have access to Lonza’s operating...
May 1, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings today announced that it has revised its financial results forecast for fiscal 2014, covering 1 April 2014 through 31 March 2015. Net income has been...
April 30, 2015
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reports a net loss of ¥65.3 billion ($556.3 million) in the  fiscal year ended 31 March 2015 compared with a net profit of ¥10.2 billion in the previous...
April 29, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical will shut its phenol plant at Kashima, Japan, in June for a scheduled maintenance program lasting about a month, the company says. The plant has a production...
April 28, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports net profits rose 13% for the fiscal year ended 31 March compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥128.6 billion ($1.08 billion). Full-year sales...
April 27, 2015
Showa Denko says that it will establish a company next month that will take over its phenolic resins business. Showa Denko will transfer 85% of the shares in the new company to Aica...
April 27, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo) says that it will expand production capacity at its Mizushima, Japan, site for thermoplastic elastomers sold under the brand Quintac, which is used mainly as a raw...
April 24, 2015
Toray Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) has acquired additional shares in Toray Chemical Korea (Seoul), formerly Woongjin...
April 24, 2015
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) today confirmed that it has been awarded a contract by Shin-Etsu Chemical’s Shintech subsidiary in the United States to construct the...
April 23, 2015
Showa Denko says that it has expanded production capacity at Kawasaki, Japan for high-purity hydrogen bromide (HBr), which is used in the manufacture of semiconductors, by 1.5 times to...
April 23, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the full fiscal year ended 31 March 2015. Sumitomo expects to record a net profit of ¥51.0 billion ($425 million)...
April 21, 2015
Mitsui & Co. says that it has entered into cooperation and equipment lease agreements with the Innovative Composite Materials Research and Development Center (ICC; Hakusan, Japan)...
April 20, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals says that it has broken ground on a 2,000-m.t./year plant at the company’s site at Omuta, Japan, to manufacture its new polyurethane elastomer, Fortimo, and the...
April 20, 2015
Asahi Kasei announced today that its pharma unit has decided to pull out of the nutritional products business, which began in 1983 with the launch of a tube feeding powder formula...
April 15, 2015
Siemens has selected Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) to supply rare earth materials over the next 10 years from its Mountain Pass, CA facility for incorporation into Siemens'...
April 8, 2015
Kuraray says that it has completed acquiring all shares in Plantic Technologies (Melbourne), a company involved in biobased barrier films, from Gordon Merchant No.2 Pty Ltd. Financial...
April 8, 2015
On 1 April, Teijin launched an automotive business development division under the company’s carbon fibers and composites business unit, which will be responsible for marketing...
April 2, 2015
Japan’s imports of synthetic rubber in February sank from January’s levels, the Rubber Trade Association of Japan says. The country imported 4,809 m.t. of styrene butadiene...
April 1, 2015
Takeda (Tokyo) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Osaka Gas Chemicals (OGC; Osaka), to sell its 54.2% stake in Mizusawa Industrial Chemicals (Tokyo) for ¥638 per...
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