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March 28, 2012
Teijin says it has formed a partnership with the China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA; Beijing) to pursue business opportunities in chemical fibers and related industries, in China...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-Partners-with-China-Chemical-Fibers-Association-to-Develop-Chinese-Market_42344.html
March 22, 2012
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it has established a wholly owned subsidiary called Shin-Etsu Changting Technology Co. (Longyan, China) to manufacture magnet alloys, an intermediate material...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-to-Build-Plant-in-China-to-Manufacture-Magnet-Alloys-for-Rare-Earth-Magnets_42198.html
March 21, 2012
Teijin says it will open the Teijin Composites Application Center (TCAC), a technical center to develop automotive and other industrial applications of carbon fiber reinforced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-to-Open-Carbon-Fiber-Composites-Application-Center-in-U-S-_42149.html
March 20, 2012
Researchers from Japan and the U.S. have developed a proton-responsive ligand and a homogeneous iridium catalyst which together enable the controlled storage and release of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mimicking-Photosynthesis-Enables-Storage-and-Release-of-Hydrogen_42127.html
March 19, 2012
Ube Industries has revised its sales and earnings forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. Ube expects to record net profits of ¥21 billion ($253 million), having...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-Downgrades-Earnings-and-Sales-Projections_42096.html
March 19, 2012
Agchem firm Nufarm (Melbourne) and Sumitomo Chemical say they have entered into new distribution arrangements for Canada and three European countries--Hungary, Romania and Ukraine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nufarm-and-Sumitomo-Expand-Cooperation_42094.html
March 16, 2012
The Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA; Tokyo) says it has formulated a guideline for a methodology to evaluate the reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of green...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-Chemical-Industry-Association-Formulates-Guideline-for-Calculating-Reduction-in-CO2-Emissions_42063.html
March 16, 2012
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) and engineering and technology services firm CDI Corp. (Philadelphia, PA) say they have entered into an alliance to provide engineering, procurement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toyo-Engineering-and-CDI-Corp-Form-Alliance-to-Provide-EPC-Services-to-Polysilicon-Producers-in-China_42062.html
March 15, 2012
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI; Tokyo) says its MHI Industrial Engineering & Services (MIES; Singapore) subsidiary has received an order from Qatar Fuel Additives Co. (Qafac...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Heavy-Industries-to-Build-CO2-Recovery-Plant-for-Qafac-in-Qatar_42022.html
March 14, 2012
The U.S., European Union (EU), and Japan have launched a joint legal challenge to China's restrictions on exports of rare earths. They have jointly requested dispute settlement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Obama-Leads-International-Challenge-to-Chinas-Rare-Earth-Export-Restrictions_41975.html
March 12, 2012
Asahi Kasei has agreed to acquire Zoll Medical (Chelmsford, MA), a maker of resuscitation and critical care devices, for $2.21 billion, in a bid to expand its health care business....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-Acquire-U-S-Maker-of-Resuscitation-Devices-for-$2-2-Billion_41917.html
March 12, 2012
Kuraray says its Kuraray Europe (Frankfurt, Germany) subsidiary will invest about €20 million ($26 million) to expand production capacity for polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-to-Expand-PVB-Film-Capacity-in-Germany-Planning-Capacity-in-India_41911.html
March 9, 2012
Toray Industries says it will invest a total of ¥45 billion ($550 million) to increase its production capacity for carbon fibers at four production sites in France, Japan, Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-to-Invest-$550-Million-to-Increase-Carbon-Fiber-Capacity-at-Four-Sites_41892.html
March 8, 2012
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will exit its Okayama Chemical Co. (Tokyo) 50-50 joint venture with Daiso Co. (Osaka, Japan). Okayama Chemical, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-Exits-Okayama-Chemical-JV_41877.html
March 8, 2012
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will construct a new acetonitrile plant at Ulsan, Korea. The plant will have a production capacity of 11,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-Builds-Acetonitrile-Plant-in-Korea_41873.html
March 8, 2012
Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo) and Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo) have agreed to launch a detailed study to integrate their fertilizer business in Japan. The two companies signed a basic agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-and-Co-and-Sumitomo-Corp-Study-Merger-of-Fertilizer-Business-in-Japan_41872.html
March 6, 2012
FMC says it has agreed with Kumiai Chemical Industry (Tokyo) to evaluate the potential for development and commercialization of a new herbicide. The herbicide was developed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/FMC-to-Evaluate-Development-and-Commercialization-of-New-Herbicide_41813.html
March 2, 2012
Tosoh says that its advanced materials division is planning to invest further to develop its business. Tosoh will build a chemical manganese oxide plant; will expand production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosohs-Advanced-Materials-Division-Announces-Expansion-Projects_41764.html
March 2, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says it will restructure some of its businesses effective April 1, 2012, as part of the company's effort to accelerate new growth strategies. Mitsui will dissolve the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-to-Restructure-Some-Businesses_41762.html
February 28, 2012
Biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) firm Genomatica (San Diego) says Mitsubishi Chemical has agreed to exclusively negotiate definitive agreements for a joint commercial operation in Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Genomatica-Eye-Bio-BDO-in-Asia_41597.html
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