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December 28, 2011
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) says it has reached an agreement to acquire packaging inks company Pacific Inks (Auckland, New Zealand). The acquisition will be done through DIC subsidiary DIC Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-to-Acquire-New-Zealand-Firm_40055.html
December 21, 2011
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, has confirmed its plans to build a second solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) plant with a production capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-Build-Second-SSBR-Plant-in-Singapore_39963.html
December 20, 2011
Mitsui Chemicals says it has established two technical support centers in key Asian markets - one at Shanghai, China and the other at Singapore. The centers will initially serve as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Opens-Technical-Support-Centers-in-Shanghai-and-Singapore_39935.html
December 16, 2011
Asahi Glass (Tokyo), Adeka Corp. (Tokyo), and Kaneka (Osaka), plan to exit their two joint ventures with Shin-Etsu Chemical and Mitsubishi Chemical - Kashima Chlorine & Alkali...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Glass-Adeka-and-Kaneka-to-Exit-Chlor-Alkali-and-VCM-Ventures-with-Shin-Etsu-and-Mitsubishi_39875.html
December 16, 2011
Teijin says that damage assessment and restoration work has begun at its three production facilities in Thailand, which have been shut down since October, as a result of the recent...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Restart-of-Production-at-Teijins-Three-Plants-in-Thailand-to-be-Completed-by-April-2012_39873.html
December 15, 2011
Dow Chemical and Ube Industries say they have secured all necessary regulatory approvals for their previously announced 50-50 joint venture that will manufacture formulated...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Dow-and-Ube-Receive-Approval-for-Electrolytes-JV_39787.html
December 13, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical and Nabaltec (Schwandorf, Germany) say they have agreed to collaborate on their alumina and aluminum trihydroxide (ATH) businesses. The collaboration will initially...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-and-German-Firm-to-Collaborate-on-Alumina-and-Aluminum-Trihydroxide-Businesses_39714.html
December 9, 2011
Wacker Chemie says its Siltronic semiconductor division plans to streamline its 200 mm wafer production capacities and will close its production site at Hikari, Japan by mid-2012. Production will be transferred from Hikari to Siltronic’s existing 200 mm wafer plants in Singapore and Portland, OR....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Wacker-to-Close-Semiconductor-Wafer-Plant-in-Japan_39671.html
December 8, 2011
Kaneka (Osaka) says it has entered into an agreement with Meghmani Organics (Ahmedabad, India) and Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo) for forming a new joint venture to conduct a feasibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kaneka-Meghmani-Organics-and-Mitsui-and-Co-Form-JV-for-Chlorinated-Polyvinyl-Chloride-Project-in-India_39549.html
December 6, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical says it has signed a deal with LG Life Sciences (Seoul), an affiliate of LG, to acquire its ethaboxam fungicide business. The acquisition will be completed this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-to-Acquire-a-Fungicide-Business-from-LG-Life-Sciences_39515.html
December 2, 2011
Showa Denko says it has built an additional production line for vapor-grown carbon fiber (VGCF) at the company’s site at Kawasaki, Japan, and the total production capacity of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-Expands-Capacity-for-Vapor-Grown-Carbon-Fiber_39456.html
November 30, 2011
Teijin says it will build the world's first pilot plant for fully integrated production of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) components from carbon fiber at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-to-Build-Pilot-Plant-for-Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced-Thermoplastic-Components_39397.html
November 21, 2011
Lanxess, the leading producer of high-performance synthetic rubbers for ‘green tires’, is hiking capacity to meet demand. Green tires, which are more fuel efficient...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Lanxess-Expands-High-Performance-Rubber-Capacities_39197.html
November 15, 2011
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it has today begun construction of an Innovation Center at the company’s site at Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-Chemicals-Builds-Innovation-Center_39039.html
November 14, 2011
Tosoh has recorded a more than four-fold increase in net profits for its fiscal first half ended September 30, 2011 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥9.9 billion ($128.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-Reports-Huge-Rise-in-Profits_39021.html
November 14, 2011
Tosoh says that a fire broke out following an explosion at about 3.24 p.m. yesterday at the company’s No. 2 vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plant at Nanyo in Yamaguchi Prefecture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Fire-at-Tosohs-VCM-Plant-in-Japan-Kills-One_39016.html
November 14, 2011
Kuraray says it has completed construction of the previously announced 5,000-m.t./year acrylic thermoplastic elastomer plant at the company’s Tainai, Niigata Prefecture, Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-Completes-Construction-of-Acrylic-Thermoplastic-Elastomer-Plant-in-Japan_39018.html
November 10, 2011
Tokuyama (Tokyo) recorded a 7.3% fall in net profits for the fiscal first half ended September 30, 2011 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥2.7 billion ($34.7 million). Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-Reports-Fall-in-Profits_38977.html
November 9, 2011
Mitsubishi Rayon and its Lucite International subsidiary say they are developing alternative sustainable feedstock sources for the production of methyl methacrylate (MMA), using both...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayon-Developing-Production-Technology-for-Sustainable-MMA_38943.html
November 9, 2011
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) reported a 2.4% increase in net profits for its fiscal first half ended September 30, 2011, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥12.53 billion ($160.6 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-Reports-Fall-in-Sales-Downgrades-Earnings-and-Sales-Projections_38916.html
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