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March 2, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says it will restructure some of its businesses effective April 1, 2012, as part of the company's effort to accelerate new growth strategies. Mitsui will dissolve the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-to-Restructure-Some-Businesses_41762.html
February 28, 2012
Biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) firm Genomatica (San Diego) says Mitsubishi Chemical has agreed to exclusively negotiate definitive agreements for a joint commercial operation in Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Genomatica-Eye-Bio-BDO-in-Asia_41597.html
February 20, 2012
Tosoh has recorded a 5.6% increase in net profits for the fiscal first nine months ended December 31, 2011, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥7 billion ($88 million). Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-and-Sales_41491.html
February 17, 2012
Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it has begun construction on the previously announced second polysilicon plant at the Samalaju Industrial Park in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. The plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-Begins-Construction-of-$1-26-Billion-Polysilicon-Plant-in-Malaysia_41467.html
February 15, 2012
Teijin says it has established a joint venture in Korea for manufacturing lithium ion secondary batteries (LIBs) separators. The jv with CNF, a major film processor is called Teijin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-Forms-LIB-Separators-JV-in-Korea_41360.html
February 13, 2012
Ajinomoto and Toray Industries say they have entered into an agreement to begin joint research for manufacturing the nylon raw material 1,5-pentanediamine (1,5-PD) from the amino acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ajinomoto-Toray-Industries-Sign-Biobased-Nylon-Development-Deal_41326.html
February 10, 2012
Tokuyama (Tokyo) has recorded a 26.4% fall in net profits for the nine months ended December 31, 2011, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥3.9 billion ($50 million). Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-Reports-Fall-in-Profits-and-Sales_41263.html
February 10, 2012
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) has recorded a 4.5% fall in net profits for the fiscal first nine months ended December 31, 2011, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥15.9 billion ($205...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-Reports-Fall-in-Profits-and-Sales_41262.html
February 9, 2012
Showa Denko recorded net losses of  ¥500 million ($6.5 million) in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared with ¥3.3 billion in net profits in the corresponding period...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-Reports-Losses-and-a-Slight-Decrease-in-Sales_41212.html
February 8, 2012
Teijin today announced strategies for growth over the next few years, which includes a mid-term business plan for until the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 and a long-term plan for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-Announces-New-Business-Plan_41080.html
February 7, 2012
Sumitomo Chemical tells CW that it is planning to build an additional solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) manufacturing plant at Singapore. The second plant is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-to-Build-Second-SSBR-Plant-in-Singapore-Breaks-Ground-on-First-Plant-Update_41049.html
February 6, 2012
Toray Industries reported a 23% increase in net profits for the fiscal first nine months ended December 31, 2011, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥53.9 billion ($703...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-and-Sales_41052.html
February 6, 2012
Toyo Engineering Corp., announced today that it has acquired a 47% stake in PT. Inti Karya Persada Teknik (IKPT; Jakarta). IKPT, an engineering company founded in 1982, specializes in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toyo-Engineering-Buys-Stake-in-Indonesian-Engineering-Firm_41051.html
February 3, 2012
Ube Industries reported a 29% rise in net profits for the nine months ended December 31, 2011, compared with the same period of the previous year, to ¥19.4 billion ($255 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-and-Sales_41002.html
February 3, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals reported a net loss of ¥200 million ($2.6 million) for the nine months ended December 31, 2011, compared with a net profit of ¥21 billion in the same period of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Swings-to-a-Loss_41001.html
February 3, 2012
Mitsubishi Chemical reported a 60% fall in net profits for the fiscal first nine months ended December 31, 2011, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥32 billion ($421 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Reports-Huge-Fall-in-Profits-and-Sumitomo-Swings-to-a-Loss-Downgrade-Full-Year-Projections_40997.html
February 3, 2012
Asahi Kasei and Teijin have reported a decline in profits for the fiscal first nine months ended December 31, 2011. Asahi Kasei has recorded a 4.4% fall in net profits for the nine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-and-Teijin-Report-Falls-in-Profits_40996.html
February 2, 2012
Kuraray reported an 13.6% rise in net profits for the fiscal first nine months ended December 31, 2011, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥25.4 billion ($335 million). Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-and-Sales_40975.html
February 2, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says it will increase the production capacity for hydroquinone by 1,000 m.t./year to 12,500 m.t./year at the company’s site at Iwakuni, Japan. The expansion is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Expands-Hydroquinone-Capacity-in-Japan_40974.html
January 31, 2012
Nippon Shokubai says it has approved Nisshoku Chemical Industry's (NCI; Zhangjiagang, China) investment plan for the expansion of NCI's superabsorbent polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-to-Expand-Superabsorbent-Polymers-Plant-in-China_40932.html
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