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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
November 9, 2011
Mitsubishi Chemical says that A. Schulman and Mitsubishi have agreed to dissolve and liquidate their Sunprene Co. (Akron, OH) polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds joint venture, and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Schulman-Dissolve-Sunprene-JV-Business-to-be-Transferred-to-Mitsubishi_38940.html
November 9, 2011
Myriant (Quincy, MA) and Sojitz (Tokyo) say they have signed an agreement for the creation of a sales and marketing partnership to distribute biobased succinic acid in China, Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Myriant-and-Sojitz-Form-Partnership-for-Biobased-Succinic-Acid_38936.html
November 7, 2011
Ajinomoto (Tokyo) says its Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Group (AANG; Tokyo) subsidiary plans to expand the animal nutrition business over the next five years, and will expand its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ajinomoto-to-Expand-Feed-Amino-Acids-Capacity_38896.html
November 4, 2011
Ajinomoto (Tokyo) has announced a new pricing structure for its pharmaceutical and food-grade bulk amino acids. An increase of 10%-15% is currently in effect as a result of global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ajinomoto-Announces-New-Pricing-Structure-for-Amino-Acids_38877.html
November 2, 2011
Asahi Kasei and Toray Industries Report Rise in Profits and Sales Asahi Kasei reported a 34.3% increase in net profits for the fiscal first half ended September 30, 2011, to ¥38.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-and-Toray-Industries-Report-Rise-in-Profits-and-Sales_38758.html
November 2, 2011
Ube Industries reported a 59% increase in net profits for the fiscal first half ended September 30, 2011, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥12.1 billion ($155 million). Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-and-Sales_38760.html
November 1, 2011
Mitsubishi Chemical reported a 15% fall in net profits for the fiscal first half ended September 30, 2011, to  ¥37.5 billion ($481 million) compared with the year-ago period. Sales increased 0.4%, to ¥1.57 trillion....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Reports-Fall-in-Profits-Downgrades-Earnings-and-Sales-Projections_38726.html
November 1, 2011
The petrochemical business of Idemitsu Kosan recorded a 10.5% increase in sales for the fiscal first half ended September 30, 2011 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥265.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Petrochemical-Business-of-Idemitsu-Kosan-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-and-Sales_38736.html
November 1, 2011
Showa Denko recorded more than a five-fold increase in net profits for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥9.5 billion ($122...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-Reports-Huge-Rise-in-Profits_38735.html
November 1, 2011
Teijin has recorded a 20% fall in net profits for its fiscal first half ended September 30, 2011, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥9.18 billion ($118 million). Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-Reports-Fall-in-Profits-and-Sales_38727.html
November 1, 2011
Kuraray says its Kuraray America (Houston, TX) subsidiary will invest ¥4 billion ($51 million) to expand production capacity for ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) resin, sold under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-to-Expand-EVOH-Resin-Capacity-in-U-S-_38725.html
October 31, 2011
Kuraray reported a 24% rise in net profits for its fiscal first half ended September 30, 2011, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥17.2 billion ($218 million). Sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-and-Sales_38700.html
October 31, 2011
Several major Japanese chemical companies say their production activities in Thailand have been affected by the recent floods in the country. Many industrial estates in the country...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Operations-of-Japanese-Companies-in-Thailand-Affected-by-Floods_38701.html
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