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September 27, 2013
Toray Industries says that it has agreed to purchase all stakes in Zoltek (St. Louis), a company that manufactures and sells large tow carbon fibers, at $16.75/share. The total...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-to-acquire-US-carbon-fiber-firm-Zoltek-for-$584-million_55469.html
September 20, 2013
Kuraray (Tokyo) says it has completed a ¥1-billion ($10 million) expansion of its Kashima, Japan, plant for the production of Genestar, a heat-resistant nylon resin used in auto parts and electrical and electronic components....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-aims-new-Genestar-capacity-at-LED-market_55277.html
September 19, 2013
Teijin (Tokyo) announced today that it has developed an adhesion prevention gel made with a plant-based biodegradable polymer that is expected to be applied in laparoscopic surgery...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-develops-plant-based-biodegradable-adhesion-prevention-gel_55264.html
September 17, 2013
Kuraray says it has decided to expand the production capacity for Vecstar liquid crystalline polymer film at the company’s site at Saijo, Japan. Liquid crystalline polymer film...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-expands-capacity-for-liquid-crystalline-polymer-film_55203.html
September 16, 2013
Kao (Tokyo) says its wholly owned Pilipinas Kao Inc. (PKI; Jasaan, Philippines) subsidiary has completed the previously announced 1.4-times expansion of production capacity for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kao-completes-expansion-of-fatty-alcohols-production-capacity-in-Philippines_55171.html
September 11, 2013
Tosoh says its Taiyo Vinyl subsidiary is expanding polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex. The company will add 10,000 m.t./year capacity by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-hikes-PVC-capacity-in-Japan_55091.html
September 3, 2013
Sumitomo Chemical says it is reorganizing its petrochemicals structure to sharpen focus on development. The company says it has established a new department, the resin-related business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-sharpens-petchems-focus_54871.html
September 2, 2013
Tosoh Corp. (Tokyo) announced today that it will build a plant to produce the company’s proprietary Rzeta emission-free reactive amine catalysts for polyurethane (PU) foams. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-to-build-emission-free-amine-catalysts-plant-for-PU-foams_54861.html
August 9, 2013
Taiyo Oil (Tokyo) selected Honeywell's UOP subsidiary to supply technology and catalysts to improve operational flexibility and production at Taiyo's Shikoku aromatics plant at Ehime...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Taiyo-Oil-selects-Honeywells-UOP-to-improve-operational-flexibility-at-aromatics-plant_54395.html
August 7, 2013
DIC (Tokyo) reports a 24.4% fall in net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥4.66 billion ($48 million). First-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-reports-fall-in-profits_54282.html
August 7, 2013
Nippon Shokubai reports a 38.5% fall in net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year, to ¥3.04...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-reports-fall-in-profits-restarts-more-plants-at-Himeji-site_54275.html
August 7, 2013
Ube Industries says it will take over the running of plants belonging to Ube Ammonia Industry, a joint venture in which Ube Industries has a 50.6% stake, Central Glass 22.5%, Kyowa...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-Industries-takes-over-running-of-Ube-Ammonia-Industry_54289.html
August 7, 2013
The petrochemical business of Idemitsu Kosan reports a 10.6% rise in sales in the company's fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥149 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosans-petrochemical-business-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_54288.html
August 6, 2013
Ube Industries reports a net loss of about ¥200 million ($2 million) in its fiscal first quarter ended 30 June, compared with a net profit of ¥2.3 billion in the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-swings-to-loss_54256.html
August 5, 2013
Toray Industries reports a 31.5% rise in net profits for the company’s fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_54245.html
August 5, 2013
Sumitomo Chemical reports a more than eightfold increase in net profits for the fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago quarter, to ¥7.77 billion ($79...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_54218.html
August 2, 2013
Asahi Kasei reports a more than six-fold increase in net profits for the fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago quarter, to ¥19.6 billion ($198 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-reports-huge-rise-in-profits-moves-ahead-with-Mitsubishi-Chemical-cracker-JV_54188.html
August 2, 2013
Teijin reports a net profit of ¥233 million ($2.3 million) in the company's fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with a net loss of ¥1.63 billion in the corresponding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-swings-to-profit_54184.html
August 1, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals posted net profits of ¥4.7 billion ($48 million) in its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with a net loss of ¥2.2 billion in the year-earlier...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-swings-to-profit_54144.html
August 1, 2013
Kuraray reports a 12.6% rise in net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥6.5 billion ($66 million). First-quarter sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_54141.html
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