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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
August 1, 2013
Mitsubishi Chemical reports a net profit of ¥11.01 billion ($112 million) in its fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, compared with a net loss of ¥5.57 billion in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-swings-to-profit-in-its-first-quarter_54140.html
August 1, 2013
Showa Denko says it has decided to build a 100,000-m.t./year ethyl acetate plant at its production complex at Oita, Japan, using the company’s proprietary production process...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-to-build-ethyl-acetate-plant-in-Japan_54130.html
July 31, 2013
Tokuyama (Tokyo) has recorded a net profit of ¥2.02 billion ($20.6 million) for the fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with a net loss of ¥1.78 billion in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-swings-to-profit_54089.html
July 26, 2013
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K-ShowStyron has assumed ownership of Dow Chemical's 50% stake in the Sumitomo Dow Ltd. (Tokyo) polycarbonate (PC) joint venture. Sumitomo Chemical holds the other 50% of the jv. The deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/K2010-Styron-Takes-Dows-Stake-in-PC-Venture-with-Sumitomo_30478.html
July 25, 2013
Zotefoams (Croydon, UK) has entered into a joint venture agreement with Inoac (Tokyo) to manufacture and sell its Azote cross-linked polyolefin foam products in Asia and Australasia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Zotefoams-and-Inoac-form-joint-venture-plan-manufacturing-unit-in-Korea_53627.html
July 25, 2013
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports a 20.3% increase in net profits for the fiscal first-quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥32 billion ($321 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rise-in-profits-sales_53883.html
July 22, 2013
Showa Denko says that its Union Showa (Tokyo) 50-50 joint venture with UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, has decided to produce high silica zeolite in Japan. A new production facility will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/UOP-Showa-Denko-JV-to-build-high-silica-zeolite-plant-in-Japan_53828.html
July 22, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals says that production has resumed at the cymene plant in the company’s Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan. Cymene production stopped at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-restarts-cymene-plant-in-Iwakuni-Ohtake-site_53827.html
July 22, 2013
The International Seabed Authority (ISA; Kingston) says it has approved plans for the exploration of cobalt-rich iron-manganese (ferromanganese) crusts in the western Pacific Ocean...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/China-Japan-receive-permits-to-explore-Pacific-cobalt-crusts-containing-rare-earths_53807.html
July 8, 2013
Saltigo (Langenfeld, Germany), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lanxess, says it has signed an agreement with Daiichi Sankyo (Tokyo), one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Saltigo-signs-contract-manufacturing-deal-with-Daiichi-Sankyo_53416.html
July 5, 2013
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) and Hitachi Chemical (Tokyo) say that DIC will acquire Hitachi Chemical’s 50% stake in their DH Material (Tokyo) joint venture, and as a result, DH Material...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-buys-out-Hitachi-Chemical-in-unsaturated-polyester-resins-JV_53404.html
July 3, 2013
The European Union and Japan completed the second round of negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) today, just two months after the first round, the European Commission says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/EU-Japan-trade-talks-progress-in-second-round_53364.html
July 2, 2013
Teijin (Tokyo) has developed a new cyclic carbodiimide anti-hydrolysis agent, which exhibits superior anti-hydrolysis properties, to improve the durability of various plastics, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-to-commercialize-new-cyclic-carbodiimide-anti-hydrolysis-agent_53322.html
July 1, 2013
Nippon Shokubai has been given permission to restart more plants at Himeji, Japan, following the closure of the complex after the explosion and fire on 29 September 2012. A total of 16...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-restarts-more-plants-at-Himeji_53274.html
June 27, 2013
Researchers from McGill University, (Montreal), The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN; Wako, Japan) and the Institute for Molecular Science (Okazaki, Japan) have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Canadian-and-Japanese-researchers-discover-environmentally-friendly-hydrogenation-process_53177.html
June 26, 2013
Marubeni has concluded an offtake agreement with Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical (NSRP), the future operator of the Nghi Son Refinery and Chemical Complex in Thanh Hoa...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Marubeni-concludes-long-term-offtake-agreement-for-PP-and-sulfur-in-Vietnam_53135.html
June 26, 2013
Toray Industries and its Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) subsidiary have decided to expand high-performance polypropylene (PP) spunbond production capacity at Nantong...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-to-expand-PP-spunbond-capacity-in-China_53134.html
June 25, 2013
Ube Industries says that a decision was made today at the general meeting of shareholders of Ube Nitto Kasei (Tokyo), a consolidated subsidiary of Ube, to change its name to Ube...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-renames-Nitto-Kasei-subsidiary_53100.html
June 24, 2013
The European Union and Japan are continuing their efforts to reach a free trade agreement (FTA), says the European Commission. The aim is for a comprehensive FTA in goods, services...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/EU-Japan-negotiating-free-trade-agreement_53060.html
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