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October 1, 2014
Eleven Japanese energy and engineering firms today established a new company to participate in the exploratory production of methane hydrate, a new and potentially game-changing energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japanese-firms-form-new-company-to-aid-test-production-of-offshore-methane-hydrate_64196.html
October 1, 2014
Scientex (Shah Alam, Malaysia) will invest more than 300 million Malaysian ringgit ($91.6 billion) over the next three years to expand biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Malaysian-Japanese-alliance-eyeing-big-share-of-Asian-packaging-film-market-with-large-investment_64191.html
October 1, 2014
Nippon Shokubai today confirmed plans to expand superabsorbent polymers (SAP) production capacity at the company’s Himeji, Japan site, in order to meet strong growth in global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-confirms-plan-to-expand-SAP-capacity-at-Himeji_64179.html
September 30, 2014
Ube Industries says that it will dissolve a wholly owned subsidiary by the end of March 2015. The business, established in 1950, is involved in the manufacturing, marketing, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-to-dissolve-subsidiary_64134.html
September 29, 2014
Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo) says it is proceeding with the procurement of eight liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships to be used for the delivery of LNG from the Cameron LNG export project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-and-Co-concludes-deal-to-ship-LNG-from-the-US-to-Japan_64126.html
September 29, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings announced today that it plans to commence a tender offer for the industrial gases group Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo) on 30 September. Mitsubishi announced in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-commences-tender-offer-for-Taiyo-Nippon-Sanso_64100.html
September 28, 2014
The Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI; Hsinchu) has signed an exclusive license agreement with Taiwan Mitsui Chemicals (Taipei), a wholly-owned subsidiary of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/ITRI-grants-Mitsui-Chemicals-exclusive-license-for-its-technology-to-enhance-the-safety-of-lithium-ion-battery_64092.html
September 26, 2014
Kuraray says that it has signed a deal with Plantic Technologies (Melbourne) to be its exclusive distributor in the Japanese and South Korean markets for the biobased barrier material...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-and-Australian-firm-Plantic-partner-to-distribute-high-barrier-films-in-Japan-and-South-Korea_64067.html
September 18, 2014
Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it held an official opening ceremony on 17 September for its two previously announced polysilicon plants at the Samalaju Industrial Park Sarawak State, Malaysia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-opens-$1-84-billion-polysilicon-project-in-Malaysia_63885.html
September 10, 2014
Nippon Shokubai plans to invest a total of about ¥80 billion ($752 million) to expand the company’s superabsorbent polymers (SAP) production capacity globally from 560,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-plans-major-SAP-production-capacity-expansion_63693.html
September 4, 2014
Evonik Industries says it will expand specialty silica production capacity at Ako, Japan, through its DSL Japan joint venture with Shionogi & Co. (Osaka). Evonik holds a 51% stake...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Evonik-JV-to-expand-specialty-silica-capacity-in-Japan_63620.html
August 19, 2014
Mitsubishi Corp. (Tokyo), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI; Tokyo), and Turkish construction firm Gap Insaat (Istanbul) will build a large-scale fertilizer manufacturing complex for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Corp-MHI-and-Turkish-firm-awarded-contracts-for-largest-fertilizer-plant-in-Turkmenistan_63283.html
August 11, 2014
FMC announced today that it has signed an agreement to jointly develop and distribute organic acid soil and plant health products for Actagro (Biola, CA) in Asia. Actagro’s full...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/FMC-to-distribute-soil-and-plant-health-product-line-in-Asia_62976.html
August 8, 2014
Pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo (Tokyo) says that it has reached an agreement with finished dosage forms producer Alfresa Pharma (Osaka) to sell the active pharmaceutical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Daiichi-Sankyo-to-sell-API-plant-at-Akita-to-Japanese-firm_63079.html
August 7, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) has reported its financial results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2014. DIC decided last year to change its fiscal year-end from 31 March to 31 December, and, as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-reports-rise-in-profits_63043.html
August 7, 2014
Toray Industries reports an 11% rise in net profits for the company’s fiscal first quarter ended 30 June 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥14.71 billion ($144...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_63041.html
August 6, 2014
Idemitsu said on Tuesday that AltaGas Idemitsu Joint Venture (AIJVLP)—a 50-50 joint venture between Idemitsu Kosan and AltaGas—and Petrogas Energy, owned two thirds by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-begins-LPG-exports-from-US-terminal-for-petrochemical-feedstock_63009.html
August 6, 2014
Nippon Shokubai, a leading producer of acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers, today announced the results covering the first quarter of the fiscal year, ending 31 March 2015. Net...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-reports-higher-sales-and-earnings-gives-forecast_63008.html
August 6, 2014
Kuraray reports an 11.1% rise in net profits for the quarter ended 30 June compared with the year-ago period, to ¥7.28 billion ($71 million). Sales in the quarter increased 12.9%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_63006.html
August 5, 2014
The petrochemical business of Idemitsu Kosan reports a 35.1% fall in operating profits for the company's fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago period, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosans-petrochemical-business-reports-fall-in-profits_62978.html
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