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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
June 21, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals says it has acquired a 50.01% stake in Dentca (Los Angeles, CA), in order to further expand its dental material business. Financial details of the deal were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-acquires-majority-stake-in-US-firm-Dentca_53023.html
June 18, 2013
Tosoh says it has decided to shut down one of the three ethylene amines production lines at the Nanyo complex at Yamaguchi, Japan. Recent global additions of ethylene amine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-shuts-down-ethylene-amines-plant-citing-oversupply_52882.html
June 11, 2013
Connell Brothers (San Francisco), a division of Wilbur-Ellis (San Francisco) and a leading marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and industrial ingredients in Asia/Pacific...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Connell-Brothers-and-Struktol-sign-distribution-agreement-for-Japanese-market_52753.html
June 7, 2013
Takeda Pharmaceutical (Osaka) says it will start using biopolyethylene (bioPE) bottles as the packaging container for the hypertension treatment product Azilva. The company is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Takeda-is-the-first-pharma-company-in-Japan-to-use-bioPE-bottles_52695.html
June 4, 2013
Tosoh says it will expand capacity for high-silica zeolite (HSZ), one of its synthetic zeolite lines, at the company’s Nanyo, Yamaguchi Prefecture complex in Japan. The project...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-hikes-synthetic-zeolite-capacity-aims-for-top-market-share-of-high-silica-zeolite_52563.html
June 3, 2013
Nippon Shokubai says that it has received approval from authorities to restart operations at a few more facilities in the company’s manufacturing complex at Himeji, Japan. Nippon...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-restarts-acrylic-acid-facility-at-Himeji-site_52507.html
June 3, 2013
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (Hyderabad, India) and Fujifilm (Tokyo) have decided to terminate their previously announced agreement for an exclusive partnership in the generic drugs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Dr-Reddys-and-Fujifilm-call-off-JV-for-generic-drugs-in-Japan-to-explore-opportunities-in-APIs_52499.html
May 29, 2013
Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA), the world's largest independent biotechnology company; and Astellas Pharma (Tokyo), a leading pharmaceutical company, have entered into a strategic alliance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Amgen-and-Astellas-form-biopharmaceuticals-joint-venture-in-Japan_52348.html
May 27, 2013
Ineos Barex , a subsidiary of Ineos, has agreed to acquire Mitsui Chemicals’ polyacrylonitrile (PAN) business including PAN resin and Zexlon film, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ineos-to-buy-Mitsui-Chemicals-polyacrylonitrile-business_52308.html
May 22, 2013
Mitsubishi Plastics (Tokyo) says that it has acquired a 50% stake in Aquamit (Amsterdam) from the Quadrant Founders Group, and that Aquamit became a wholly owned subsidiary of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Plastics-acquires-full-ownership-of-engineering-plastics-business_52220.html
May 21, 2013
Most leading Japanese chemical companies reported lower earnings and sales for the fiscal year, ended 31 March. The slowing global economy; weak demand in overseas markets, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japanese-companies-report-lower-earnings_52092.html
May 20, 2013
Kaneka (Osaka) recorded a 72.6% rise in net profits for its fiscal year ended 31 March compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥9.32 billion ($91 million). Full-year sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kaneka-records-rise-in-profits_52166.html
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