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October 31, 2013
Kuraray reports a 23.7% rise in net profits for its fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥15.76 billion ($160 million). First-half sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_56338.html
October 29, 2013
Air Liquide says its Air Liquide Japan (Tokyo) subsidiary has signed a partnership agreement with Toyota Tsusho (Nagoya, Japan) for a hydrogen supply business for fuel-cell electric...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Air-Liquide-and-Toyota-Tsusho-form-JV-for-hydrogen-supply-for-fuel-cell-electric-vehicles_56270.html
October 28, 2013
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports a 14.5% increase in net profits for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥63.82 billion ($654 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rise-in-profits-sales_56243.html
October 21, 2013
ISEM, a 50-50 joint venture between Chemtura Netherlands and Isagro (Milan), has announced the sale of its orthosulfamuron systemic herbicide to Nihon Nohyaku (Tokyo). The sale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Chemtura-Isagro-JV-sells-herbicide-business-to-Nihon-Nohyaku_56060.html
October 18, 2013
Braskem and Toyota Tsusho (Tokyo), the trading arm of Toyota, have renewed their agreement for the distribution of "green" polyethylene (PE) in Asia, Braskem announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/K-2013-Braskem-and-Toyota-Tsusho-renew-distribution-agreement-for-green-PE_56030.html
October 15, 2013
Teijin says it has today launched Sereebo, a new brand for carbon fiber–reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP), which will be used in green products. The company expects Sereebo to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-launches-brand-for-carbon-fiber-reinforced-thermoplastics_55939.html
October 11, 2013
Tosoh says it has opened a performance assessment lab for its HA-IS16 industrial solvent, at the company’s Tokyo Research Center at Ayase, Japan. The new lab will evaluate the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-opens-performance-assessment-lab-for-industrial-solvent_55879.html
October 10, 2013
European environment commissioner Janez Poto─Źnik and Lithuanian environment minister Valentinas Mazuronis have signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury on behalf of the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/European-Union-signs-international-mercury-pollution-convention_55806.html
October 9, 2013
Tosoh says it has recently joined Japan’s Manufacturing Technology Association of Biologics, an association established and licensed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-joins-Manufacturing-Technology-Association-of-Biologics_55770.html
October 7, 2013
Teijin says that the construction on the previously announced 12,000-m.t./year polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resins joint venture plant with SK Chemicals (Songnam, South Korea)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-SK-Chemicals-JV-begins-constructing-PPS-resins-plant-in-South-Korea_55701.html
October 3, 2013
Toray Industries says its wholly owned Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) subsidiary has secured preferential negotiating rights for acquiring a 56.2% stake in Woongjin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-secures-preferential-bidding-rights-for-stake-in-Woongjin-Chemical_55610.html
October 3, 2013
Kuraray, through joint research with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST; Tokyo), has developed high-durability encapsulant polyvinyl butyral...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-and-AIST-develop-PVB-film-for-photovoltaic-module-encapsulation_55605.html
October 2, 2013
Tosoh says that its board of directors, in a meeting held on 30 September, agreed to examine and prepare the company for a merger with its wholly owned Nippon Polyurethane...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-to-absorb-Nippon-Polyurethane-subsidiary_55567.html
September 30, 2013
Ube Industries has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September. Ube expects to record net profits of ¥5 billion ($50.9 million) for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-upgrades-fiscal-first-half-earnings-projection_55510.html
September 27, 2013
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings and industrial gases firm Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. (TNSC; Tokyo) say that they have entered into a capital and business alliance agreement. TNSC will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Taiyo-Nippon-Sanso-form-business-alliance_55473.html
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
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