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October 5, 2012
Senior executives at Nippon Shokubai will take temporary pay cuts in recognition of the deadly explosion and fire at the company's Himeji, Japan complex on 29 September 2012. The blast...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-executives-take-pay-cut-following-plant-explosion_46764.html
October 3, 2012
Pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo (Tokyo) says it has decided to reorganize three of its supply chain subsidiaries in Japan – Daiichi Sankyo Propharma (DSPP; Tokyo), Daiichi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Daiichi-Sankyo-to-restructure-pharma-ingredient-subsidiaries_46639.html
October 2, 2012
An explosion and fire at Nippon Shokubai’s superabsorbents manufacturing facility at Himeji, near Osaka, on September 29 killed a fireman and injured 35 other emergency service...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Explosion-fire-at-Nippon-Shokubais-Himeji-plant-could-lead-to-diaper-shortages_46594.html
October 2, 2012
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says it will stop the manufacture and sale of coenzyme Q10, a material for pharmaceuticals and health food, due to poor profitability of the business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-exits-coenzyme-Q10-business_46634.html
October 1, 2012
Evonik and Taiyo Nippon Sanso (TNSC; Tokyo) say that they have terminated their joint monosilanes manufacturing project at Yokkaichi, Japan, effective 30 September 2012, and have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Evonik-Taiyo-Nippon-Sanso-terminate-monosilane-project-in-Japan_46592.html
September 27, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says it has restarted the meta para cresol plant at the company’s Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan, that was shuttered temporarily following an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Restarts-Meta-Para-Cresol-Plant-at-Iwakuni-Ohtake-Site_46571.html
September 26, 2012
Asahi Kasei (Tokyo) has signed a multiyear joint development agreement with Wildcat Discovery Technologies (San Diego), a battery materials development company, for improving...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-Signs-Battery-Technology-Development-Deal-with-Wildcat_46524.html
September 10, 2012
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI; Tokyo) says it has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) with Ministry of Industry Thailand (MOI; Bangkok) to strengthen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-Thailand-Sign-Deal-for-Chemical-Management_46127.html
September 6, 2012
Asahi Kasei says its Asahi Kasei E-materials (Tokyo) subsidiary has begun commercial operations at a new slitting facility for the company’s Hipore brand lithium-ion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-Starts-Slitting-Facility-for-Li-Ion-Battery-Separators-in-China_46076.html
September 5, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals announced today that it plans to restructure its petrochemical operations at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex “to flexibly and effectively manage the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-Idemitsu-to-Rationalize-Chiba-Complex-Suspend-PP-HDPE-Units_46050.html
September 4, 2012
Teijin says that it will integrate its sales subsidiary Teijin Shoji (Osaka, Japan) with the apparel business of Teijin’s polyester fiber subsidiary Teijin Fibers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-to-Establish-Subsidiary-for-Fiber-Raw-Materials-Industrial-Materials-Apparel-Products_46007.html
August 29, 2012
Showa Denko said today that it has increased its four-inch silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafer production capacity by a factor of 2.5, to 1,500 wafers/ month, through expansion and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-Hikes-Capacity-for-Large-Silicon-Carbide-Wafers_45906.html
August 14, 2012
Tokyo Electron Limited (Tokyo; TEL) has signed an agreement to acquire FSI International (Chaska, MN) for approximately $252.5 million, or $6.20/share in cash. The acquisition was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokyo-Electron-Acquires-FSI-International_45575.html
August 13, 2012
China's commerce ministry, Mofcom (Beijing), says it has received complaints that Japan Electric Chemical has increased dumping of chloroprene rubber and flouted China’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/China-Investigates-Alleged-Dumping-of-Chloroprene-Rubber_45592.html
August 10, 2012
Tosoh reported a net loss of ¥2.7 billion ($34.4 million) in its fiscal first quarter ended, June 30, 2012, compared with a net profit of ¥6.3 billion in the corresponding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-Swings-to-Loss-Downgrades-Earnings-and-Sales-Projections_45549.html
August 9, 2012
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) recorded a 27.3% fall in net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, 2012, compared with the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-Reports-Fall-in-Quarterly-Profits-and-Sales_45528.html
August 9, 2012
Toray Industries reported a 43.2% fall in net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, 2012, compared with the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-Reports-Fall-in-Profits-Sales_45523.html
August 9, 2012
China's ministry of commerce, Mofcom (Beijing), says it has received complaints that Japan Electric Chemical has increased dumping of chloroprene rubber and flouted China’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/China-Probes-Dumping-of-Chloroprene-Rubber-by-Japanese-Firm_45521.html
August 8, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals posted a ¥2.2-billion ($28 million) net loss in its fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, 2012, compared with a net profit of ¥12.3 billion in the year-earlier...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-Swings-to-Loss-as-Plant-Accident-Weighs-on-Sales-Earnings_45463.html
August 7, 2012
Idemitsu Kōsan says that operating profits at the company's petrochemicals business soared by 50% in its fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, 2012, to ¥1.7 billion ($22 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Lower-Costs-Higher-Margins-Boost-Idemitsus-Petchem-Profits_45486.html
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