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October 21, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical on Wednesday announced a revised financial forecast for the half-year ended 30 September 2015 with profits expected to exceed original estimates and sales falling...
October 15, 2015
Ube Industries has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September 2015, and for the full fiscal year ending 31 March 2016. Ube expects to record...
October 9, 2015
JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) has shut indefinitely a 140,000-m.t./year propylene unit at its manufacturing site at Kawasaki, Japan, because of poor margins, press reports say...
October 8, 2015
Kuraray says that it has developed a new photocurable elastomer by using a proprietary technology. The technology enables control over the molecular weight as well as the distribution...
October 2, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC; Tokyo) says that it will dissolve its wholly owned subsidiary, Japan Circuit Industrial Co. (JCI; Toyota, Japan) at the end of March 2016, due to poor...
October 1, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan says it will stop in-house production of polycarbonate (PC) resin, sold under the Tarflon brand. The company will close its PC production facility at its Chiba site at...
October 1, 2015
Kuraray on Thursday announced that it will expand production facilities at its plant at Saijo, Japan, for optical-use Poval film, which serves as a base film for polarized film, an...
September 29, 2015
Air Liquide says that it will invest more than €100 million ($112.4 million) to supply ultra-pure carrier gases to customers’ semiconductor fabs in Asia, that manufacture...
September 28, 2015
Teijin on onday announced that Thomas Connelly, executive director and CEO of the American Chemical Society (Washington), will become a member of Teijin's advisory board, effective 1...
September 28, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that it will build a  production line for manufacturing its Hipore brand lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery separator at the company’s production complex at...
September 16, 2015
Chlor-alkali company Mabuhay Vinyl Corp. (MVC; Makati City, Philippines) has informed the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) that Tosoh, on 14 September, acquired a total of 317,779,029...
September 16, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo) says that it will expand production capacity for ZeonorFilm, Zeon’s retardation film for LCD televisions, at the company’s optical film plant at Himi, Japan. A...
September 15, 2015
Ube Industries says that it will expand its production capacity for lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery separators by rebuilding existing facilities at its production complex at Ube, Japan...
September 11, 2015
DIC (Tokyo) says that it has opened a new algae research center at Calipatria, CA. The facility is called DIC/Earthrise Algae Research Center and it is located on a site of the...
September 11, 2015
Daikin Industries (Osaka, Japan), a leading manufacturer of air conditioners and refrigerants, says that it is offering companies worldwide free access to 93 patents, to encourage...
September 11, 2015
Toray Composites America (TCA: Tacoma, WA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toray Industries (Tokyo), has entered into a supply agreement with Bell Helicopter (Fort Worth, TX), a Textron...
September 10, 2015
Ethylene production in Japan increased by 1.5% in August 2015, compared with August 2014, to 595,400 m.t., say local press reports, citing data released by the Ministry of Economy...
September 9, 2015
Celanese says that it has launched Celanese polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) in the Japanese market to meet the demand from automotive customers in the country. Celanese PPS is a...
September 7, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo), in joint research with the National Research and Development Agency (Riken; Wako, Japan) and Yokohama Rubber Co. (Tokyo), has synthesized isoprene from biomass, Zeon...
September 3, 2015
Tosoh says that it will increase production capacity for zirconia powder at its Nanyo complex at Shunan, Japan and its production site at Yokkaichi, Japan. The move responds to growing...
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