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February 1, 2013
Sumitomo Chemical says it has decided that it will close its 415,000-m.t./year ethylene plant at Chiba, Japan, by September 2015. Sumitomo says it is also considering the possibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-close-permanently-Chiba-ethylene-plant-Update_49496.html
January 30, 2013
AltaGas (Calgary, AB) and Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) have agreed to form an equally owned partnership, AltaGas Idemitsu Joint Venture, to pursue opportunities involving exports of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-and-AltaGas-form-partnership-to-export-Canadian-gas-to-Asia_49434.html
January 29, 2013
Chiyoda has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by Taiyo Oil (Tokyo) to develop a 10,000-bbl/day transalkylation unit, Chiyoda announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Chiyoda-awarded-EPC-contract-for-Taiyo-Oil-aromatics-expansion-in-Japan_49411.html
January 29, 2013
Shin-Etsu Chemical recorded a 10.3% rise in net profits for the fiscal first 9 months ended 31 December 2012, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥83.4 billion ($923 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rise-in-profits_49409.html
January 28, 2013
JSR (Tokyo) recorded an 11.8% rise in net profits for the fiscal first 9 months ended 31 December 2012, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥21.17 billion ($233 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/JSR-reports-rise-in-profits_49369.html
January 24, 2013
Sawgrass Technologies (Charleston, SC) and Seiko Epson (Tokyo) have entered into a long-term license agreement under which Epson will sell inks for sublimation imaging, as an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sawgrass-licenses-Seiko-Epson-to-use-sublimation-inks-in-its-printers_49256.html
January 22, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with Kemira for acrylamide manufacturing technology, the raw material for polyacrylamide that is used in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-signs-acrylamide-bioprocess-technology-license-agreement-with-Kemira_49180.html
January 21, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals says that production has resumed at the hydroquinone plant in the company’s Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan. Hydroquinone production stopped at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-restarts-hydroquinone-plant-in-Iwakuni-Ohtake-site_49139.html
January 18, 2013
Hyundai Cosmo Para-Xylene (HCP), a joint venture between Cosmo Oil Corp. (Tokyo) and Hyundai Oilbank (HDO; Seoul), has announced that production at its aromatics facility at HDO's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Hyundai-Cosmo-jv-makes-its-first-p-xylene-shipment-from-new-plant_49100.html
January 18, 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, but...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-restarts-more-facilities-at-Himeji-site_49122.html
January 18, 2013
Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo) says it has on 16 January acquired an additional 27.29% stake in Arch Pharmalabs (Mumbai), a manufacturer of pharmaceutical intermediates and active...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-and-Co-increases-stake-in-Indian-API-firm_49096.html
January 9, 2013
Showa Denko and Mitsubishi Corp. say they have entered into a strategic partnership for the fullerene business. As part of the deal, Showa Denko acquired, from Mitsubishi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-and-Mitsubishi-Corp-form-partnership-in-fullerene-business_48822.html
January 9, 2013
Mitsubishi Chemical has reached an agreement with Shell Chemicals for the licensing of Mitsubishi's oxo-alcohols production technology at the Al-Karaana Petrochemicals complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-license-oxo-alcohol-technology-to-Qatar-Petroleum-Shell-jv_48826.html
January 8, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals says it has decided not to continue production of resorcinol at its Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan; the company exited the business in December 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Accident-causes-Mitsui-Chemicals-to-exit-resorcinol-business_48790.html
January 4, 2013
Mitsubishi Chemical and private equity firm The Carlyle Group (Washington) say that Mitsubishi will acquire Qualicaps (Yamatokoriyama, Japan) from Carlyle for ¥55.8 billion ($650...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-acquire-pharma-capsule-manufacturer-from-Carlyle-Group-for-$650-million_48637.html
January 4, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals says it has decided not to continue production of resorcinol at its Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan; the company exited the business in December 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Accident-forces-Mitsui-Chemicals-to-exit-resorcinol-business_48732.html
January 3, 2013
Asahi Glass says it has agreed to buy Adeka’s (Tokyo) share in Kashima Chemical (Kamisu, Japan), a producer of epichlorohydrin and allyl chloride. Kashima Chemical, following the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Glass-buys-Adeka-out-of-Kashima-Chemical_48539.html
January 3, 2013
Kuraray says it has decided to expand liquid rubber production capacity at its Kashima Plant at Kamisu, Japan, to meet growing demand, particularly for applications in performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-to-expand-liquid-rubber-production-capacity_48704.html
December 24, 2012
Nippon Shokubai says that it has received approval from authorities to restart operations at certain production facilities in the company’s manufacturing complex at Himeji...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-restarts-a-few-facilities-at-Himeji-site_48622.html
December 19, 2012
Mitsubishi Rayon says it has formed a business alliance with SK Chemicals (Songnam, Korea) in order to develop and expand the carbon fiber prepreg business in Asian countries. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayon-SK-Chemicals-form-alliance-for-carbon-fiber-prepreg-business_48484.html
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