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July 31, 2015
Ube Industries reports net profits of ¥6.3 billion ($50.8 million) for its fiscal first quarter ended 30 June 2015, compared with a net loss of ¥1.1 billion in the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-swings-to-profit_72649.html
July 30, 2015
Industrial gases company Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo) says that it has agreed to acquire Renegade Gas Pty (RGP; Ingleburn, Australia), a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Taiyo-Nippon-Sanso-acquires-industrial-gases-company-in-Australia_72543.html
July 30, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) on Thursday announced that it is acquiring one-third stake in refiner Showa Shell Sekiyu (Tokyo) from Royal Dutch Shell for ¥169 billion ($1.4billion). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosan-acquires-Shells-stake-in-Showa-Shell-for-$1-4-billion_72551.html
July 28, 2015
A tight market may prompt US purified terephthalic acid (PTA) consumers to look at Asia as an alternative for para-xylene (PX), according to IHS Chemical. Discussions have emerged this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asia-p-xylene-market-emerges-as-likely-candidate-for-alternative-to-US-consumers_72295.html
July 23, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical posted a 14.3% increase in net profit for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June—compared with the year-earlier quarter—to ¥37.6 billion, on sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-posts-higher-profit-sales_72394.html
July 22, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals on Wednesday said it has revised its sales and earnings forecast for the first half of the year, covering 1 April–30 September, to reflect improved business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-upgrades-earnings-forecast-on-high-naphtha-cracker-operating-rates_72348.html
July 17, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings has announced that it will begin a detailed review to integrate its three chemical operating companies, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Mitsubishi Plastics, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-will-merge-three-companies-to-fend-off-competition_72273.html
July 14, 2015
Teijin says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toho Tenax (Tokyo), which is involved in the carbon fibers and composites business, has developed Tenax XMS32, a new grade of carbon fiber...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-develops-new-grade-of-carbon-fiber_72125.html
July 10, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that its Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC) subsidiary will increase production capacity for hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomer by 30% at its production site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-expand-capacity-for-hydrogenated-styrenic-thermoplastic-elastomer-in-Japan_72069.html
July 9, 2015
Asahi Kasei Fibers says it will build a production facility for its Bemliese cellulose nonwoven fabric at Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. The product is the only...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-build-plant-for-cellulose-nonwoven-fabric-in-Japan_72033.html
July 8, 2015
Kuraray says that it has decided to raise the prices of its elastomer-related products for shipments commencing 1 August. Prices will be increased for Kuraray’s Septon and Hybrar...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-increases-prices-of-elastomer-related-products_71998.html
July 8, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical says its biobased engineering plastic Durabio has been chosen by Sharp (Osaka) for the front panel of its new smartphone, the Aquos Crystal 2, slated to go on sale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishis-biobased-plastic-Durabio-chosen-for-front-panel-of-smartphone_71997.html
July 7, 2015
Koppers International (Pittsburgh; Koppers) says its majority-owned jv Koppers Jiangsu Carbon Chemical Co. (KJCC; Jiangsu, China) has restructured a soft-pitch supply agreement with C-Chem Jiangsu Needle Coke Co. (CJNC; Jiangsu, China) for a one-time payment of $30 million. CJNC’s facility have not begun operations as planned, and KJCC has had to sell its product into “a challenging domestic market” since July 2014, Koppers explains....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Koppers-revises-supply-agreement-with-C-Chem-for-$30-million_71982.html
July 6, 2015
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL; Tokyo) has ordered methanol carriers from Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co. (Usuki, Japan). The carriers will be equipped with the world’s first...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-O-S-K-Lines-orders-dual-fueled-methanol-carriers_71889.html
July 3, 2015
Solar Impulse 2, a solar energy-powered airplane, has completed a flight from Nagoya, Japan to Hawaii as part of a world tour. The plane, piloted by André Borschberg, flew for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Solvay-marks-Japan-Hawaii-flight-of-Solar-Impulse-2-plane_71880.html
July 2, 2015
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says that it has acquired the pentaerythritol (penta), dipentaerythritol and sodium formate businesses, related technology as well as certain assets from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Perstorp-acquires-Koei-Chemicals-pentaerythritol-business_71833.html
July 1, 2015
Showa Denko on Wednesday held an opening ceremony for a gasification plant, which uses plastics waste, at its Kawasaki, Japan, manufacturing complex. The facility produces feedstock...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-opens-plastics-waste-gasification-plant-producing-feedstock-for-ammonia_71798.html
July 1, 2015
JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) has settled the July Asia contract price for benzene at $825/m.t. cfr, up $85/m.t. from a finalized June price of $740/m.t., the company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/JX-Nippon-settles-July-Asia-contract-price-for-benzene-up-$85m-t-from-June_71792.html
June 26, 2015
Showa Denko on Friday announced that it established a wholly owned subsidiary called Aica SDK Phenol (Isesaki, Japan) in May. Also, in a board meeting held Friday, it was decided to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-separates-phenolic-resins-business-prior-to-sale-to-Aica-Kogyo_71682.html
June 24, 2015
Novasep (Pompey, France), a supplier of services and technologies for the life sciences and chemical industries, says that it is expanding its presence in Asia by signing two...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Novasep-signs-two-deals-to-expand-presence-in-Japan_71230.html
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