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February 2, 2015
Kuraray says that it has completed the previously announced sale of the European polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film business formerly owned by DuPont, including the production facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-completes-sale-of-former-DuPont-European-PVB-film-business-to-Luxembourg-based-firm_67397.html
February 2, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) and Kurita Water Industries (Tokyo), Japan's leading water treatment company, say that Kurita has completed the previously announced acquisition...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kurita-completes-acquisition-of-ICLs-aluminum-paper-chemicals-and-water-treatment-businesses_67393.html
January 30, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical reports a 92% rise in net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥47.2 billion ($401.3 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_67354.html
January 30, 2015
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reports a net loss of ¥78.9 billion ($672.3 million) in the fiscal first nine months ended 31 December 2014 compared with a net profit of ¥7.49 billion in that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-reports-huge-loss_67347.html
January 30, 2015
Japan's exports of major aromatics products mostly fell in 2014, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (Tokyo). Exports of para-xylene (p-xylene) were 2.40...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-exports-of-p-xylene-benzene-declined-in-2014-toluene-mixed-xylene-exports-up_67345.html
January 29, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports an 8.1% rise in net profits for the nine months ended 31 December 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥100.0 billion ($844.3 million). Nine-month...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rises-in-profits-and-sales_67304.html
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
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