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July 20, 2011
Showa Denko says it will expand its production capacities for materials used in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries (LIBs), namely, the SCMG artificial-graphite-based anode material...
July 19, 2011
India has imposed antidumping duties of up to $1.41/kg on imports of the fluorinated refrigerant gas R-134a to protect domestic players from low-priced imports from China and Japan...
July 15, 2011
Ajinomoto (Tokyo) says its wholly owned subsidiary Ajinomoto OmniChem (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) has signed an agreement with Granules India (Hyderabad, India), a manufacturer of...
July 11, 2011
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., (MES; Tokyo), one of the non-exclusive worldwide sub-licensees of the novel lithium metal phosphate, including lithium iron phosphate...
July 6, 2011
Dow Chemical and Ube Industries have agreed to form a joint venture to manufacture and market formulated electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries in energy storage applications. The first manufacturing facility is expected to be built at Dow’s Midland, MI site for startup in 2012, with plants in China and Europe to follow by 2015, Ube says....
July 5, 2011
Ube Industries says it has reached an agreement with Amperex Technology (Hong Kong), a manufacturer of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, to license several Ube-owned patents on...
July 5, 2011
Shin-Etsu Chemical says that the Shirakawa plant of its Shin-Etsu Handotai subsidiary has started operating at full capacity. Shin-Etsu Handotai manufactures and sells silicon wafers...
July 1, 2011
Kuraray says its Kashima site in Ibaraki Prefecture has restarted normal production, and that shipment of all products manufactured at the plant are scheduled to restart today. The...
June 30, 2011
Mitsubishi Chemical says it has today restarted production at the company’s No. 1 naphtha cracker at Kashima. The cracker, which was taken offline due to damage caused by the...
June 30, 2011
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says it has started production of hydrogen peroxide and polycarbonates at full capacity at its Kashima plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, beginning June...
June 29, 2011
Showa Denko says it will increase the production capacity for high-purity ammonia by a total of 2000 m.t./year at its sites in China, Japan, and Taiwan, to meet the growing demand from...
June 28, 2011
Ube Industries says it will launch commercial production of its proprietary artificial micro carbon (AMC) in October 2011. The company is currently constructing a production line for...
June 27, 2011
Showa Denko says it will split and transfer its business in air separation gases, compressed hydrogen, carbon dioxide and dry ice, to its wholly owned subsidiary Showa Tansan (Tokyo)...
June 27, 2011
Mitsui Chemicals says that its manufacturing site at Kashima in Ibaraki Prefecture has restarted production on June 23. Operations at the site were suspended following the earthquake...
June 24, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical says it has decided to expand the production capacity for high-purity alumina at its manufacturing facility at Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan from 1,600 m.t./year...
June 23, 2011
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it has broken ground on a previously announced plant to produce solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) at...
June 22, 2011
Mitsubishi Corp. says it has entered into a partnership with Fujifilm (Tokyo) for the contract manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals. The companies have signed an agreement to transfer...
June 20, 2011
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says it has extended China’s antidumping measures for hydrazine hydrate imported from France, Japan, Korea, and the U.S. for a further...
June 20, 2011
Mexichem Fluor, a subsidiary of Mexichem, says it has completed the acquisition of Showa Denko's HFC plant at Kawasaki, Japan. The plant, which was shut down at the end of 2009, has a...
June 20, 2011
Mitsui Chemicals says it has begun commercial operations at its previously announced Foshan Mitsui Chemicals Polyurethanes (FMPU) production facility at Foshan in south China. FMPU is...
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