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December 8, 2014
Ube Industries announced today the development of Ubenylon 1218IU, a nylon-6 liner material for hydrogen tanks used in fuel-cell vehicles, that was codeveloped with Toyota Motor. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-Industries-new-nylon-resin-to-be-used-in-Toyota-fuel-cell-vehicles_65954.html
December 8, 2014
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Report-Europe-must-boost-R-and-D-investment-to-remain-competitive_65957.html
December 4, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical says it has signed an agreement with DuPont to acquire the DuPont Asana insecticide business in the United States. Asana will be distributed through Sumitomo’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-acquire-DuPonts-Asana-insecticide-business-in-US_65830.html
December 3, 2014
Showa Denko says that its Union Showa (Tokyo) 50-50 joint venture with UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, has completed constructing a previously announced new high-silica zeolite plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/UOP-Showa-Denko-JV-completes-constructing-high-silica-zeolite-plant-in-Japan_65795.html
December 2, 2014
Myriant (Quincy, MA), a renewable chemicals company, says that it has entered into a three-way joint development agreement with plasticizers producer UPC Technology (Taipei) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Myriant-UPC-and-Sojitz-to-jointly-develop-biosuccinic-acid-based-plasticizers_65762.html
November 27, 2014
Kuraray  (Tokyo) said today that it has appointed Masaaki Ito as new president of the group effective 1 January 2015. He replaces Fumio Ito, who has headed the group since April...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-appoints-new-president_65714.html
November 27, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the full fiscal year ending 31 March 2015. Mitsubishi expects to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-upgrades-earnings-and-sales-projections_65711.html
November 25, 2014
Lubrizol and Mitsui Chemicals say that they have entered into an alliance agreement making Lubrizol the exclusive worldwide seller and marketer of the Lucant polymer product range to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Lubrizol-and-Mitsui-Chemicals-enter-alliance-agreement-for-Lucant-polymer-product-line_65666.html
November 18, 2014
Wacker Chemie says that its Wacker Asahikasei Silicone joint venture has today opened a new development laboratory for airbag applications. The Airbag Competence Center of Excellence...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Wacker-Asahi-Kasei-JV-opens-airbag-competence-center-in-Japan_65504.html
November 18, 2014
Asahi Kasei says that its subsidiary Crystal IS (Green Island, NY) has begun commercial production of high-output UVC light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in a new facility at the Asahi Kasei...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-starts-up-facility-for-production-of-high-output-UVC-LEDs_65497.html
November 17, 2014
Baring Private Equity Asia (Hong Kong) said today that it has agreed to acquire Bushu Pharmaceuticals (Tokyo), through funds advised by Baring Asia. Bushu is the leading pharmaceutical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Baring-Asia-to-acquire-leading-contract-manufacturer-Bushu-Pharmaceuticals-for-$670-million_65472.html
November 17, 2014
Toray Industries says that it has agreed to supply Torayca prepreg for the production of Boeing’s (Chicago) new 777X aircraft. Torayca is Toray’s carbon fiber brand. Toray...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-in-$8-7-billion-deal-to-supply-carbon-fiber-prepreg-to-Boeing_65466.html
November 14, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) has reported its financial results for the nine-month period ended 30 September. DIC decided last year to change its fiscal year-end from 31 March to 31 December, and, as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-reports-rise-in-profits_65432.html
November 11, 2014
Monsanto, Sumitomo Chemical, and Sumitomo’s wholly owned subsidiary Valent USA (Walnut Creek, CA) have agreed to extend their strategic partnership in Monsanto’s Roundup...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-and-Monsanto-extend-crop-protection-collaboration_65282.html
November 7, 2014
Japan's ethylene production dropped to 6.1 million m.t. last year from 7.2. million m.t. in 2007, according to a recent report published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-government-seeks-to-align-ethylene-production-with-shrinking-demand_65222.html
November 7, 2014
Tokuyama says that its Shin Dai-ichi Vinyl (Tokyo) joint venture will permanently shut its 80,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Chiba, Japan. Tokuyama holds a 71% stake...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-to-shut-PVC-plant-at-Chiba_65215.html
November 7, 2014
Toyo Engineering announced today that it has been awarded a contract to commercialize an energy-saving distillation system, Superhidic, that was patented in 2011. The contract is for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toyo-Engineering-to-install-energy-saving-distillation-unit-at-Maruzens-MEK-plant_65212.html
November 6, 2014
Toray Industries reports a 40.5% rise in net profits for the company’s fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_65168.html
November 6, 2014
Nippon Shokubai says net profits for its fiscal first half, ended 30 September, more than doubled compared with the year-ago period, to ¥7.47 billion ($65 million). First-half...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_65167.html
November 5, 2014
Teijin reports a net loss of ¥22.3 billion ($196 million) in the fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with a net profit of ¥4.57 billion in the year-ago period due...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-reports-loss-due-to-restructuring-measures_65133.html
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