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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
June 11, 2012
Toray Industries say that the Ayutthaya, Thailand plant of the company’s Thai Toray Synthetics (TTS; Bangkok) subsidiary, which had stopped operating in October 2011 as a result...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-Plant-in-Ayutthaya-Thailand-Starts-Operating-at-Full-Capacity_44076.html
June 7, 2012
Mitsubishi Chemical and Pioneer Corp. (Kawasaki, Japan) say they have developed organic light emitting diode (OLED) elements using a wet coating process for the light-emitting layers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Pioneer-Develop-OLED-Lighting-Using-New-Process-Plan-Mass-Production_44022.html
June 6, 2012
Kao Corp. (Tokyo) says it has established a new production company called Kao Shanghai Chemical Industries Co. in the Jinshan district of Shanghai, China. The new plant being built at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kao-Builds-Surfactants-Facility-in-China_43997.html
June 1, 2012
Ajinomoto (Tokyo) and Bridgestone (Tokyo) say they have jointly developed synthetic rubber using bio-based isoprene, a new raw material produced using fermentation technology from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ajinomoto-and-Bridgestone-Jointly-Develop-Synthetic-Rubber-from-Biomass_43902.html
May 29, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals and Sinopec say they have formed a 50-50 joint venture company called Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Elastomers at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in China, for their...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-and-Sinopec-Establish-EPT-Joint-Venture-in-China_43762.html
May 25, 2012
Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical say that their Petro Rabigh petrochemicals joint venture will go ahead with the previously announced Rabigh II Project at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-and-Aramco-Move-Ahead-with-$7-Billion-Rabigh-II-Project_43737.html
May 22, 2012
Kuraray says it has agreed to acquire MonoSol (Merrillville, IN), a manufacturer of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) film, and has reached an agreement with MonoSol Holdco, the parent company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-Acquires-U-S-Manufacturer-of-Polyvinyl-Alcohol-Film_43654.html
May 21, 2012
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma (Osaka, Japan) says it will exit the fine chemicals business and transfer its fine chemical operations to two companies. Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Tanabe-Pharma-Exits-Fine-Chemicals-Business_43627.html
May 21, 2012
Tosoh recorded a 6.3% fall in net profits for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥9.4 billion ($118 million). Sales for the fiscal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-Reports-Fall-in-Profits_43624.html
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