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July 11, 2012
Sojitz Planet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sojitz Corp., says it has acquired the sales rights to green polyethylene (PE) bioplastic made from sugarcane by Braskem. Sojitz Planet...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sojitz-Acquires-Asian-Sales-Rights-to-Braskems-Green-Polyethylene_44785.html
July 9, 2012
Mitsubishi Rayon (MRC) says it has established a new subsidiary in Singapore as part of its efforts to strengthen its participation in water treatment projects around the world...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayon-Establishes-Subsidiary-in-Singapore-to-Strengthen-Water-Treatment-Business_44756.html
July 9, 2012
Teijin says that Teijin CNF Korea (Asan), its previously announced joint venture with CNF, a major Korean film processor, has begun commercial production of Lielsort separators for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-CNF-Korea-JV-Begins-Production-of-LIB-Separators_44753.html
July 9, 2012
Idemitsu Kosan and Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (Mailiao, Taiwan), part of the Formosa Plastics Group (Taipei), say they have agreed to establish a joint-venture company to manufacture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosan-and-Formosa-Petchem-to-Form-Hydrogenated-Hydrocarbon-Resin-JV-in-Taiwan_44752.html
July 6, 2012
Sony Corp. (Tokyo) has entered into definitive agreements for the previously announced sale of its chemical businesses to the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ; Tokyo) for about ¥58...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sony-to-Sell-Chemical-Business-for-$730-Million_44727.html
July 6, 2012
DuPont says it has expanded its DuPont Automotive Center at Nagoya, Japan, and renamed it the DuPont Japan Innovation Center. These moves reflect the substantially broader...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DuPont-Expands-Automotive-Center-in-Japan_44711.html
July 5, 2012
Air Liquide says it has signed multiple contracts to supply ultrapure carrier and electronic specialty gases to three new fabs manufacturing advanced display technologies such as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Air-Liquide-Signs-Gas-Supply-Contracts-with-Flat-Panel-Display-Manufacturers-in-Asia_44648.html
July 2, 2012
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) says that its wholly owned subsidiary Earthrise Nutritionals (Irvine, CA), has entered into a licensing agreement with Sapphire Energy (San Diego, CA), one of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-Subsidiary-Signs-Licensing-Agreement-with-U-S-Green-Crude-Biofuel-Provider-Sapphire-Energy_44586.html
June 28, 2012
Sony Corp. (Tokyo) and the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ; Tokyo) have entered into definitive agreements for the previously announced sale of Sony’s chemical products businesses...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sony-to-Sell-Chemical-Business-to-Development-Bank-of-Japan-for-$730-Million_44529.html
June 28, 2012
Toray Industries says it has signed an offtake agreement with Gevo (Englewood, CO) for renewable bio-para-xylene (bioPX) produced at Gevo’s planned pilot plant. The agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-and-Gevo-Sign-Offtake-Agreement-for-Bio-Para-xylene_44531.html
June 21, 2012
Teijin says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toho Tenax (Tokyo), which is involved in the carbon fibers and composites business, will double the production capacity for nickel-coated...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-to-Expand-Nickel-Coated-Carbon-Fiber-Production_44356.html
June 20, 2012
Teijin says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toho Tenax (Tokyo), which is involved in the carbon fibers and composites business, will develop and market carbon fiber fabrics for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-Subsidiary-to-Grow-Composite-Business-in-India_44317.html
June 20, 2012
Teijin says that its Teijin DuPont Films polyester films joint venture with DuPont will establish a wholly owned subsidiary in Korea called Teijin DuPont Films Korea on July 1, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-DuPont-Films-to-Establish-Sales-and-Marketing-Subsidiary-in-Korea_44316.html
June 19, 2012
Tosoh says it has increased the production capacity for the specialty rubber chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSM) by 1,000 m.t./year at the company's Nanyo complex at Shunan, Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-Expands-Capacity-for-Chlorosulfonated-Polyethylene_44285.html
June 14, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals today confirmed a major restructuring program for its polyurethanes (PU) business, which will involve sourcing isocyanates and other PU products from Sabic and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-Restructures-PU-Business-Closes-Chiba-PPG-Plant_43936.html
June 14, 2012
Mitsubishi Chemical says it will close permanently the company’s No. 1 naphtha cracker at Kashima, Japan, citing expected lower demand. The intended closure, scheduled by 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-Close-Kashima-Cracker_44074.html
June 14, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says that some of the plants at the company’s Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan, that were temporarily shut following the explosion and fire at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Some-Mitsui-Plants-at-Iwakuni-Ohtake-Site-to-Restart-in-July_44168.html
June 14, 2012
Nippon Shokubai says it will form a new joint venture with Umicore to manufacture automotive catalysts. The jv, called Umicore Shokubai, will have a manufacturing and R&D center at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-and-Umicore-Form-Automotive-Catalyst-Joint-Venture-in-Japan_44156.html
June 13, 2012
Showa Denko says it has today restarted operations at its ethylene plant at the company’s production complex at Oita, Japan, following completion of repair work in the equipment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-Restarts-Ethylene-Plant_44125.html
June 11, 2012
Major Japanese chemical companies reported mixed financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. Firms including Mitsubishi Chemical, Sumitomo Chemical, Asahi Kasei, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japanese-Firms-Report-Mixed-Full-Year-Results_43489.html
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