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April 30, 2012
Japan and Kazakhstan are planning to develop rare earths metals production facilities in Kazakhstan to cater for the electronics and automotive industries and to reduce Japan’s...
April 30, 2012
Sinochem (Beijing) and chemical shipping company Dorval Kaiun (Tokyo) say they have established Dorval SC Tankers (DSCT; Tokyo), a joint venture to operate an international chemical...
April 27, 2012
Showa Denko reported a more than doubling in net profits in the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥5.33 billion ($66 million). Net profits...
April 26, 2012
Kuraray reported a 9.5% rise in net profits for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥31.46 billion ($388 million). Sales increased...
April 26, 2012
Shin-Etsu Chemical reported a 0.5% increase in net profits for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥100.64 billion ($1.24 billion)...
April 24, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says that a fire broke out following an explosion at about 2.15 a.m. on April 22 at the company’s resorcinol plant in Mitsui’s ‘Iwakuni-Ohtake’...
April 24, 2012
The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry in Japan (METI; Tokyo) says it has revised ordinances, to conform with a global standard, Globally Harmonized System of Classification and...
April 19, 2012
Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) says it has established a new company called Kaneka Apical Malaysia in February 2012, to expand the company’s polyimide film business and has begun...
April 16, 2012
Toray Industries says that the Ayutthaya, Thailand plant of the company’s Thai Toray Synthetics (TTS; Bangkok) subsidiary, which stopped operating on October 6, 2011 as a result...
April 10, 2012
A three-way agreement was signed in Seoul today for an expansion of para-xylene capacity at the Yeosu, Korea refining complex of GS Caltex (Seoul). The agreement was signed by Showa...
April 5, 2012
Kuraray has launched a new business plan for the period April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2015. Kuraray aims to record sales of ¥550 billion ($6.7 billion) and operating profits of...
April 5, 2012
Ube Industries says it is building a production facility for battery separators at the company’s production facility at Sakai, Japan, in response to growing demand for separators...
April 4, 2012
Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo) says its Sumi Agro Europe (SAE; London)subsidiary, which is engaged in the sale of agchems, has formed a strategic capital alliance with Sipcam (Milan), a...
April 3, 2012
Sony Corp. (Tokyo) and the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ; Tokyo) say they have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding, for the sale of Sony’s chemical products...
April 2, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says its Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello (Tokyo) subsidiary has agreed to establish a joint venture with SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG...
March 30, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says it has decided to sell its wholly owned subsidiary, Mitsui Chemicals Fabro (Tokyo) to Riken Technos Corp. (RTC; Tokyo) on October 1, 2012. FInancial terms were...
March 29, 2012
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says that its Korea Engineering Plastics (KEP; Seoul) affiliate will expand its polyacetal production facility at Ulsan, Korea, to increase its production...
March 28, 2012
Showa Denko says it has temporarily suspended operations at its ethylene plant at the company’s production complex at Oita, Japan, for repair. The two-line ethylene plant has a...
March 28, 2012
Teijin says it has formed a partnership with the China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA; Beijing) to pursue business opportunities in chemical fibers and related industries, in China...
March 22, 2012
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it has established a wholly owned subsidiary called Shin-Etsu Changting Technology Co. (Longyan, China) to manufacture magnet alloys, an intermediate material...
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