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August 1, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says its net profits decreased by 46.8% in its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-reports-huge-fall-in-profits-closes-Kashima-cracker_62921.html
August 1, 2014
Asahi Kasei reports a 13.3% fall in net profits for the fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the prior-year quarter, to ¥17.0 billion ($165 million). First-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-reports-fall-in-profits_62920.html
July 31, 2014
Ube Industries reports a net loss of about ¥1.1 billion ($10.7 million) in its fiscal first quarter ended 30 June, compared with a net loss of ¥200 million in the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-widens-loss_62857.html
July 31, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical reports an 80.7% rise in net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago quarter, to ¥14.05 billion ($137 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_62853.html
July 31, 2014
Tosoh reports a 65.6% decrease in net profits for the company's fiscal first quarter ended 30 June 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥2.2 billion ($21.5 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-reports-fall-in-profits_62849.html
July 31, 2014
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reports a 76.5% rise in net profits for the company's fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June 2014, compared with the year-ago quarter, to ¥3.57 billion ($34.8...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_62844.html
July 28, 2014
Gail India and Sumitomo, one of Japan’s largest trading groups, on Friday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) covering cooperation in gas procurement and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Gail-and-Sumitomo-sign-MOU-on-energy-and-petchems-cooperation_62731.html
July 28, 2014
Hitachi Chemical (Tokyo) says it has signed a letter of intent with Chau-Hai Chen Group (Taipei) to raise its stake in CSB Battery (Taipei), a producer of lead-acid batteries, by 26%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Hitachi-Chemical-to-raise-stake-in-CSB-Battery-reports-higher-revenues_62733.html
July 24, 2014
Shin-Etsu today reported its financial results for the first fiscal quarter, ended 30 June. Consolidated net income was up 2.8%, to ¥32.9 billion ($324.1 million), on 8.7% higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-higher-sales-and-earnings_62690.html
July 24, 2014
JSR (Tokyo) says that a 19-year-old employee of the company died in an accident on 23 July at the company’s synthetic rubber manufacturing facility at Yokkaichi, Japan. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/JSR-employee-killed-in-accident-at-synthetic-rubber-plant-in-Japan_62686.html
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
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