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October 12, 2011
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) says it will invest about €14 million ($19 million) to build a new plant for polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds at Vienna, Austria. The plant is expected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-to-Build-PPS-Compounds-Plant-in-Austria-Acquires-Solvays-PPS-Compounds-Business_38242.html
October 12, 2011
Mitsui Chemicals says its Mitsui Chemicals Agro (Tokyo) subsidiary has entered into a share purchase agreement with Agroinvest Kayatani Administração, Empreendimentos e...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-Acquires-Stake-in-Brazilian-Agchem-Company_38179.html
October 11, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical says it will invest ¥4 billion ($52 million) to double the production capacity of its facilities for compound semiconductor materials at Sodegaura, Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-to-Expand-Capacity-for-Compound-Semiconductor-Materials_38226.html
October 11, 2011
Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it has decided to exit the precipitated silica business by February 29, 2012. Tokuyama says it discontinued production of its Tokusil and Finesil brands of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-to-Exit-Precipitated-Silica-Business_38224.html
October 11, 2011
Mitsubishi Rayon says it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with Daicel Corp. (Osaka, Japan) for establishing a joint venture to manufacture acetate tow for cigarette...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayon-and-Daicel-to-Form-Acetate-Tow-JV_38220.html
October 6, 2011
Mitsubishi Chemical will invest about ¥2.5 billion ($33 million) to establish an operation in China to manufacture and sell formulated electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-Build-Plant-for-Formulated-Electrolyte-for-Lithium-Ion-Batteries-in-China_38058.html
October 6, 2011
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) says it will invest about ¥8 billion ($104 million) to build a new polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) polymer production line at its DIC EP (Sodegaura, Japan)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-to-Expand-PPS-Capacity_38061.html
October 5, 2011
Bayer says it plans to expand its business in Japan despite the difficult conditions following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country earlier this year, and the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Bayer-Targets-Sales-of-&euro2-4-Billion-in-Japan-by-2015_38042.html
October 3, 2011
Asahi Kasei and FDK Corp. (Tokyo) say they have today established a joint venture company for their combined business operations related to lithium ion capacitors (LIC), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-and-FDK-Form-Lithium-Ion-Capacitor-Business-JV_37991.html
September 21, 2011
Mitsubishi Rayon says its 50-50 Daesan MMA (Seosan, Korea) joint venture with Honam Petrochemical (Seoul) will build a plant to produce 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, a raw material for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Honam-Mitsubishi-Rayon-JV-to-Build-2-Hydroxyethyl-Methacrylate-Plant-in-Korea_37708.html
September 16, 2011
Rare earths producer Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) and Sumitomo Corporation have decided to cancel a deal under which Sumitomo would have purchased a $100 million equity stake in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Molycorp-Sumitomo-Nix-Funding-Deal_37654.html
September 9, 2011
Mitsui Chemicals says it will today hold a ceremony to mark the opening of the Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre, located in the Singapore Science Park. The center will have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Opens-R-and-D-Center-in-Singapore_37495.html
September 6, 2011
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Suhail Bahwan Group (SBG; Muscat) have established a joint venture engineering company to undertake projects in India. The jv, MHI Engineering and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Heavy-Industries-and-Omani-Group-Form-JV-for-Projects-in-India_37384.html
August 31, 2011
DKSH (Zurich) has acquired specialty chemicals distributor Tiger Chemicals (Melbourne, Australia) to expand its market presence in Australia and gain market access to the market...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DKSH-Acquires-Australian-Chemicals-Distributor_37273.html
August 30, 2011
Mitsui Chemicals has announced plans to replace isopropyl alcohol (IPA) production based on propylene feedstock at its Osaka works with a new plant based on acetone, a product the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-Switches-IPA-Production-from-Propylene-to-Acetone-Feedstock_37252.html
August 29, 2011
Late-reporting Japanese chemical companies posted a mixed set of results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Tosoh’s net profits for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japanese-Firms-Report-Mixed-Results_37146.html
August 26, 2011
Mitsui Chemicals says it will form a new company for the production and sale of spunbonded fabrics at Tianjin, China, in response to increased demand resulting from a growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-to-Build-Production-Capacity-for-Spunbonded-Fabrics-in-China_37198.html
August 22, 2011
The top chemical companies in Japan reported mixed financial results for their fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2011. Companies including Asahi Kasei and Toray Industries reported a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Earthquake-Dents-Japanese-Companies-Results_36971.html
August 19, 2011
This Week on CW:   Coca-Cola's willingness to pay a premium for bio-based materials, particularly PET, could have vast impacts on the supply chain.   The European Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-19_37045.html
August 19, 2011
Amyris has signed an agreement to supply several hundred tons of renewable squalene to Nikko Chemicals. Squaline is a moisturizing ingredient used in cosmetics and Amyris makes it from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Amyris-Inks-Squalene-Supply-Deal_37044.html
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