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October 26, 2012
Sumitomo Chemical says it has entered into an agreement with Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo) and Renaissance Energy Research Corp. (Kyoto, Japan) for the formation of a joint venture to enter...
October 25, 2012
Shin-Etsu Chemical reported a 9.1% rise in net profits for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September 2012, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥55.7 billion ($695 million). Sales...
October 25, 2012
Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo) says that it has canceled its basic agreement with Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo) for the integration of their fertilizer businesses in Japan. The 2 companies...
October 24, 2012
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says it has signed a cooperation and licensing agreement with Seiko Epson (Suwa, Japan) for ink-jet inks used in the manufacture of organic...
October 22, 2012
Tosoh says that it will begin this month the manufacture and sale of a new industrial cleaning solvent that it has developed independently at the company’s Nanyo complex at...
October 17, 2012
Toray Industries says it has decided to establish a new resin-compounding base at its Indonesia Toray Synthetics (ITS; Tangerang, Indonesia) subsidiary. Toray will invest about...
October 16, 2012
Ube Industries has revised its earnings and sales forecasts for the fiscal first-half, ended 30 September 2012, and the full fiscal year, ending 31 March 2013. The earlier forecasts...
October 10, 2012
Nippon Shokubai has provided CW with an exclusive update on its Himeji, Japan, manufacturing complex regarding the 29 September explosion and fire there, which resulted in the death of...
October 5, 2012
Senior executives at Nippon Shokubai will take temporary pay cuts in recognition of the deadly explosion and fire at the company's Himeji, Japan complex on 29 September 2012. The blast...
October 3, 2012
Pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo (Tokyo) says it has decided to reorganize three of its supply chain subsidiaries in Japan – Daiichi Sankyo Propharma (DSPP; Tokyo), Daiichi...
October 2, 2012
An explosion and fire at Nippon Shokubai’s superabsorbents manufacturing facility at Himeji, near Osaka, on September 29 killed a fireman and injured 35 other emergency service...
October 2, 2012
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says it will stop the manufacture and sale of coenzyme Q10, a material for pharmaceuticals and health food, due to poor profitability of the business...
October 1, 2012
Evonik and Taiyo Nippon Sanso (TNSC; Tokyo) say that they have terminated their joint monosilanes manufacturing project at Yokkaichi, Japan, effective 30 September 2012, and have...
September 27, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says it has restarted the meta para cresol plant at the company’s Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan, that was shuttered temporarily following an...
September 26, 2012
Asahi Kasei (Tokyo) has signed a multiyear joint development agreement with Wildcat Discovery Technologies (San Diego), a battery materials development company, for improving...
September 10, 2012
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI; Tokyo) says it has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) with Ministry of Industry Thailand (MOI; Bangkok) to strengthen...
September 6, 2012
Asahi Kasei says its Asahi Kasei E-materials (Tokyo) subsidiary has begun commercial operations at a new slitting facility for the company’s Hipore brand lithium-ion...
September 5, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals announced today that it plans to restructure its petrochemical operations at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex “to flexibly and effectively manage the...
September 4, 2012
Teijin says that it will integrate its sales subsidiary Teijin Shoji (Osaka, Japan) with the apparel business of Teijin’s polyester fiber subsidiary Teijin Fibers...
August 29, 2012
Showa Denko said today that it has increased its four-inch silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafer production capacity by a factor of 2.5, to 1,500 wafers/ month, through expansion and...
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