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January 6, 2012
Marubeni (Tokyo) says it has entered into an agreement with energy company Hunt Oil (Dallas, TX), to acquire a 35% stake in the Eagle Ford shale oil and gas play covering about 52,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Marubeni-Acquires-Stake-in-U-S-Shale-Project_40249.html
January 4, 2012
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (Tokyo) has named Hiroaki Ishizuka as president and CEO of Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (Tokyo), effective April 1. Hiroaki will succeed Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, who will become chairman of Mitsubishi Chemical Corp....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Names-Next-CEO_40053.html
January 4, 2012
ExxonMobil Chemical says that Japan Butyl Co. (Kawasaki, Japan), in which ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha, an ExxonMobil subsidiary, holds a 50% stake, will expand the capacity of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/ExxonMobil-Affiliate-to-Expand-Halobutyl-Rubber-Capacity-in-Japan_39932.html
January 3, 2012
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES; Tokyo) and Toda Kogyo (Otake, Japan) say they will jointly build a facility for the production of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Engineering-and-Toda-Kogyo-Form-Lithium-Iron-Phosphate-JV_40134.html
December 28, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical says its three Indian subsidiaries - Sumitomo Chemical India (Mumbai), SC Enviro Agro India (SCEAI; Tarapur), and New Chemi Industries (NCI; Mumbai) have been merged...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Merges-Indian-Subsidiaries_40057.html
December 28, 2011
DKSH (Zurich) has reached an agreement with Shin-Etsu to provide sales, marketing, distribution, and logistics services for Shin-Etsu's silicones business in Germany. The agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DKSH-to-Distribute-Shin-Etsu-Silicones-in-Germany_40061.html
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
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