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May 2, 2012
The petrochemical segment of Idemitsu Kosan reported a 1.9% rise in sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥508.1 billion ($6.32...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Petrochemical-Business-of-Idemitsu-Kosan-Reports-Huge-Rise-in-Operating-Profits_43169.html
May 1, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals announced today that its top executives will forfeit a part of their remuneration “as a sense of responsibility” following a recent accident at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-Executives-Forfeit-Part-of-their-Pay-Following-Explosion_43137.html
April 30, 2012
Japan and Kazakhstan are planning to develop rare earths metals production facilities in Kazakhstan to cater for the electronics and automotive industries and to reduce Japan’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-and-Kazakhstan-Plan-Rare-Earths-Metals-Alliance_43109.html
April 30, 2012
Sinochem (Beijing) and chemical shipping company Dorval Kaiun (Tokyo) say they have established Dorval SC Tankers (DSCT; Tokyo), a joint venture to operate an international chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sinochem-and-Dorval-Kaiun-Form-Chemical-Shipping-JV_43106.html
April 27, 2012
Showa Denko reported a more than doubling in net profits in the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥5.33 billion ($66 million). Net profits...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denkos-Chemicals-and-Petrochemicals-Segments-Report-Falls-in-Profits-and-Sales_43071.html
April 26, 2012
Kuraray reported a 9.5% rise in net profits for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥31.46 billion ($388 million). Sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-and-Sales_43007.html
April 26, 2012
Shin-Etsu Chemical reported a 0.5% increase in net profits for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥100.64 billion ($1.24 billion)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-Records-a-Slight-Increase-in-Profits_43004.html
April 24, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says that a fire broke out following an explosion at about 2.15 a.m. on April 22 at the company’s resorcinol plant in Mitsui’s ‘Iwakuni-Ohtake’...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Fire-at-Mitsui-Plant-Kills-One-Injures-21-Production-Suspended-Update_42884.html
April 24, 2012
The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry in Japan (METI; Tokyo) says it has revised ordinances, to conform with a global standard, Globally Harmonized System of Classification and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/METI-Revises-System-for-Labeling-Harmful-Chemical-Substances_42920.html
April 19, 2012
Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) says it has established a new company called Kaneka Apical Malaysia in February 2012, to expand the company’s polyimide film business and has begun...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kaneka-Builds-Polyimide-Film-Plant-in-Malaysia_42790.html
April 16, 2012
Toray Industries says that the Ayutthaya, Thailand plant of the company’s Thai Toray Synthetics (TTS; Bangkok) subsidiary, which stopped operating on October 6, 2011 as a result...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-Restarts-Plant-in-Ayutthaya-Thailand_42693.html
April 10, 2012
A three-way agreement was signed in Seoul today for an expansion of para-xylene capacity at the Yeosu, Korea refining complex of GS Caltex (Seoul). The agreement was signed by Showa...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Shell-Taiyo-Oil-and-GS-Caltex-to-Create-Worlds-Largest-P-Xylene-Plant_42603.html
April 5, 2012
Kuraray has launched a new business plan for the period April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2015. Kuraray aims to record sales of ¥550 billion ($6.7 billion) and operating profits of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-Announces-New-Business-Plan_42509.html
April 5, 2012
Ube Industries says it is building a production facility for battery separators at the company’s production facility at Sakai, Japan, in response to growing demand for separators...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-Expands-Battery-Separators-Capacity-in-Japan_42508.html
April 4, 2012
Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo) says its Sumi Agro Europe (SAE; London)subsidiary, which is engaged in the sale of agchems, has formed a strategic capital alliance with Sipcam (Milan), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Corp-Forms-Capital-Alliance-with-Italian-Agchem-Firm_42426.html
April 3, 2012
Sony Corp. (Tokyo) and the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ; Tokyo) say they have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding, for the sale of Sony’s chemical products...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sony-to-Sell-Chemical-Business-to-Development-Bank-of-Japan_42196.html
April 2, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says its Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello (Tokyo) subsidiary has agreed to establish a joint venture with SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-and-SCG-Chemicals-Form-LLDPE-Film-JV-in-Thailand_42420.html
March 30, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says it has decided to sell its wholly owned subsidiary, Mitsui Chemicals Fabro (Tokyo) to Riken Technos Corp. (RTC; Tokyo) on October 1, 2012. FInancial terms were...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Riken-Technos-to-Acquire-Mitsui-Chemicals-Fabro_42393.html
March 29, 2012
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says that its Korea Engineering Plastics (KEP; Seoul) affiliate will expand its polyacetal production facility at Ulsan, Korea, to increase its production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Korea-Engineering-Plastics-to-Increase-Polyacetal-Capacity_42367.html
March 28, 2012
Showa Denko says it has temporarily suspended operations at its ethylene plant at the company’s production complex at Oita, Japan, for repair. The two-line ethylene plant has a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-Temporarily-Shuts-Ethylene-Plant_42345.html
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