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July 16, 2014
3M announced today that it will acquire Sumitomo Electronic’s 25% stake in its Japanese subsidiary Sumitomo 3M for ¥90 billion ($885 million). Upon completing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/3M-to-acquire-Sumitomo-Electronics-25-percent-stake-in-Japanese-subsidiary_62479.html
July 11, 2014
Nippon Shokubai announced today that it plans to majorly expand capacity for its Acryviewa optical acrylic resin to meet growing demand. The company plans to add 3,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-to-raise-capacity-for-specialty-acrylic-resin_62409.html
July 9, 2014
Nippon Shokubai, on 8 July, opened plants that produce acrylic acid and n-phenylmaleimide as well as a waste liquid incinerator system in the company’s manufacturing complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-expands-acrylic-acid-capacity-at-Himeji-site_62360.html
July 8, 2014
Showa Denko says that its packaging subsidiary has completed expanding its production capacity for aluminum laminated films used for packaging lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) at its plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-expands-capacity-for-LIB-packaging-laminates_62336.html
July 3, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals says that it has signed an agreement with Fuso Chemical (Osaka) for the previously announced sale of Mitsui’s maleic anhydride and fumaric acid businesses to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-signs-agreement-with-Fuso-for-sale-of-maleic-anhydride-and-fumaric-acid-businesses_62236.html
July 1, 2014
Mitsubishi Rayon says that its subsidiary Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites (Irvine, CA) will expand carbon fiber production capacity at its manufacturing site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayon-to-double-production-capacity-at-carbon-fiber-plant-in-California_62173.html
June 25, 2014
Showa Denko said today that it has increased production of high-purity ammonia at its subsidiary in Zhenjiang Province, China, earlier this year and has begun shipping product in tank...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-reinforces-supply-of-high-purity-gases-to-semiconductor-industry-in-Asia_62010.html
June 24, 2014
Japan’s Toppan Printing (Tokyo) has announced plans to build a new transparent barrier films production facility in the US state of Georgia. The plant, which will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toppan-Printing-to-build-barrier-films-plant-in-US_62006.html
June 19, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says that it has developed AZP, a new optical polymer featuring zero birefringence. Birefringence, also known as double...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-develops-new-polymer-for-optical-applications-to-build-production-facility-in-Japan_61926.html
June 11, 2014
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical says it has decided to close permanently its ammonia plant based at Niigata City, Japan at the end of July 2015. The 132,000 m.t./year plant has been in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-to-close-Niigata-ammonia-plant_61670.html
June 11, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals Agro (Tokyo), the agrochemical subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals, and BASF have signed an exclusive global development and license agreement for a new insecticide —...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-and-BASF-sign-development-and-license-agreement-for-new-insecticide_61667.html
June 10, 2014
Showa Denko says that its previously announced, new, 100,000-m.t./year ethyl acetate plant at the company’s production complex at Oita, Japan, started commercial operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-starts-up-ethyl-acetate-plant-in-Japan_61637.html
June 2, 2014
Kuraray, on 1 June, completed the previously announced acquisition of DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls business. This DuPont business comprises assets relating to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-completes-acquisition-of-DuPonts-glass-laminating-solutions-and-vinyls-business_61468.html
May 30, 2014
Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it has opened its previously announced new plant at Nobeoka, Japan, for the production of the company’s Bemberg cupro...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-opens-cellulosic-fiber-plant-in-Japan_61443.html
May 29, 2014
Members of the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) welcomed chief executives of 15 global chemical companies to Tokyo today, kicking off a biannual meeting of the board of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/ICCA-board-meets-in-Tokyo-for-high-level-industry-debate_61381.html
May 22, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical is to become the majority shareholder of industrial gases producer Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo), according to a filing by Mitsubishi to the Tokyo Stock Exchange...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-launches-$1-billion-tender-offer-to-become-majority-owner-of-Taiyo-Nippon-Sanso_61024.html
May 22, 2014
The change in the global energy landscape will profoundly affect Asia’s petrochemical industry, according to Peter Sykes, president Asia/Pacific at Dow Chemical. In his keynote...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asian-players-should-adapt-to-new-energy-realities-says-Dow-exec_61103.html
May 22, 2014
The first day of this year’s Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), currently under way at Pattaya, Thailand, was devoted to market studies, forecasts of the global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/APIC-2014-The-changing-face-of-the-petrochemical-industry_61076.html
May 22, 2014
The main day of this year’s Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), now taking place at Pattaya, Thailand, dealt with changes the industry currently faces and their impact...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/APIC-2014-Transformation-a-map-redrawn_61098.html
May 22, 2014
Tosoh says that its board of directors, at a meeting earlier this month, approved a merger agreement for the previously announced plan to merge Tosoh with its wholly owned Nippon...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-board-approves-plan-to-absorb-Nippon-PU-subsidiary_61219.html
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