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May 2, 2013
The petrochemical business segment of Idemitsu Kosan reported a 34% rise in operating profits for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2013, compared with the previous fiscal year, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosans-petrochemical-business-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_51659.html
May 1, 2013
Mitsubishi Rayon and Daicel say their joint venture, Toyama Filter Tow (Toyama City, Japan), which produces acetate tow for cigarette filters, started functioning today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayon-and-Daicel-outline-plans-for-acetate-tow-JV_51626.html
May 1, 2013
Mitsubishi Chemical; its wholly owned Japan Polychem Corp. (JPC; Tokyo) subsidiary; and JNC (Tokyo), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chisso (Tokyo), have decided to transfer the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-JNC-to-transfer-PP-compound-businesses-to-Japan-Polypropylene_51624.html
April 30, 2013
Tokuyama (Tokyo) has reported a net loss of ¥37.9 billion ($388 million) for the fiscal year ended 31 March, compared with a net profit of ¥9.3 billion in the previous fiscal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-swings-to-loss_51586.html
April 26, 2013
The country’s spirits have been lifted since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who returned to office in December, launched aggressive fiscal and monetary stimulus to reverse nearly 20 years of deflation and flat economic growth....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-hopes-for-recovery_51494.html
April 26, 2013
Nippon Shokubai has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the full fiscal year, ended 31 March. Nippon Shokubai expects to record full-year net profits of ¥8.4 billion ($85...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-upgrades-earnings-projection_51522.html
April 25, 2013
Kuraray reports an 8.5% fall in net profits for its fiscal year ended 31 March, compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥28.79 billion ($290 million). Full year sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-reports-fall-in-profits_51443.html
April 25, 2013
Shin-Etsu today reported a 5% rise in net income in the fiscal year ended 31 March, to ¥105.71 billion ($1.067 billion), on 2.1% lower sales, of ¥1.03 trillion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-fiscal-2013-net-income-rises-on-lower-sales-outlook-for-2014-uncertain_51439.html
April 24, 2013
Toray says it has successfully made molded components from the partially biobased PBT. Toray Industries announced today that it has successfully produced partially biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-produces-biobased-PBT-plans-commercial-scale-production-unit_51428.html
April 24, 2013
Tosoh and Ube Industries have each revised their earnings and sales forecasts for the full fiscal year, ended 31 March. Tosoh expects to record full-year net profits of ¥16 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-and-Ube-upgrade-earnings-projections_51395.html
April 24, 2013
Teijin (Tokyo), a world-leading producer of aramid fibers, has developed aramid fiber fabric that protects users against X-ray and gamma-ray radiation, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-develops-radiation-shielding-aramid-fiber_51394.html
April 24, 2013
Asahi Kasei says that its Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC) subsidiary will license its manufacturing technology for polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) to PTT (Bangkok). The technology license...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-licenses-PMMA-technology-to-PTT_51390.html
April 22, 2013
Mitsubishi Chemical says that it has acquired compounding business Comtrex (Warren, MI). Financial terms were not disclosed. Comtrex has been engaged in the polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-acquires-US-compounding-business_51321.html
April 18, 2013
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) says it appointed Shunichi Watanabe as their new executive v.p./operations for Japan, effective 1 April. Watanabe has nearly 30 years of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Songwon-appoints-new-executive-v-p-of-Japan-operations_51271.html
April 15, 2013
Teijin, Showa Shell, and Mitsubishi Corp. have dissolved their para- xylene ( p -xylene) production and marketing joint venture TS Aromatics. Sources at Teijin tell CW the jv agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/P-xylene-JV-scrapped_51134.html
April 15, 2013
Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will invest about ¥3 billion ($32 million) to build a plant at Nobeoka, Japan, for the production of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-build-cellulosic-fiber-facility-in-Japan_51081.html
April 9, 2013
KBR says it has formed a new alliance with Yokogawa Electric (Tokyo), in which KBR will supply a fertilizer automation package as part of its ammonia process technology solutions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/KBR-and-Yokogawa-Electric-form-ammonia-technology-alliance_51012.html
April 8, 2013
Sumitomo Bakelite (Tokyo) has established a presence in India with the inauguration of a new entity, SBE India (New Delhi), for the company's high-performance polymers business unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Bakelite-establishes-presence-in-India_50987.html
April 5, 2013
Tosoh says that a fire broke out at about 9.17 p.m. on 3 April at the No. 3 ethyleneamine plant in the company’s Nanyo complex at Shunan, Japan. The fire was extinguished within...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Fire-at-Tosohs-ethyleneamine-plant-in-Japan_50966.html
April 5, 2013
Teijin says it has acquired 7.59 million shares, or 10% of the outstanding shares of Kyorin Holdings (Tokyo), from Kyorin’s major shareholder. Teijin and the same shareholder...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-acquires-10-percent-stake-in-Kyorin-Holdings_50964.html
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