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August 9, 2012
China's ministry of commerce, Mofcom (Beijing), says it has received complaints that Japan Electric Chemical has increased dumping of chloroprene rubber and flouted China’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/China-Probes-Dumping-of-Chloroprene-Rubber-by-Japanese-Firm_45521.html
August 8, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals posted a ¥2.2-billion ($28 million) net loss in its fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, 2012, compared with a net profit of ¥12.3 billion in the year-earlier...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-Swings-to-Loss-as-Plant-Accident-Weighs-on-Sales-Earnings_45463.html
August 7, 2012
Idemitsu Kōsan says that operating profits at the company's petrochemicals business soared by 50% in its fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, 2012, to ¥1.7 billion ($22 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Lower-Costs-Higher-Margins-Boost-Idemitsus-Petchem-Profits_45486.html
August 6, 2012
Mitsubishi Rayon and Daicel Corp. (Osaka) have signed a contract for their previously announced joint venture to produce acetate tow for cigarette filters. The companies signed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayon-Daicel-Firm-up-Plans-for-Acetate-Tow-JV_45446.html
August 3, 2012
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC; Tokyo) today announced a major drop in net income in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. The company says that net income in the quarter ended June 30...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-Reports-Lower-Net-Income-on-Flat-Sales_45350.html
August 3, 2012
Asahi Kasei reported an 83.7% fall in net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, 2012, compared with the first quarter of the previous fiscal year, to ¥3.15 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-Reports-Huge-Fall-in-Profits_45344.html
August 3, 2012
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reported a net loss of ¥1.78 billion ($23 million) for the fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, 2012, compared with a net profit of ¥2.06 billion in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-Swings-to-Loss_45402.html
August 2, 2012
Kuraray says it has established a new subsidiary called Kuraray Thailand (Bangkok), for the sale and market development of Kuraray products in Thailand. Kuraray Thailand was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-Establishes-Subsidiary-in-Thailand_45358.html
August 2, 2012
Tosoh says it has acquired the shares it does not own in Nippon Polyurethane Industry Co. (NPU; Tokyo), from Hodogaya Chemical (Tokyo), and that NPU is now a wholly owned subsidiary of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-Acquires-Remaining-Stake-in-Nippon-Polyurethane_45352.html
August 2, 2012
Teijin reported a net loss of ¥1.63 billion ($21 million) in the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared with a net profit of ¥6.27 billion in the corresponding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-Swings-to-Loss_45347.html
August 1, 2012
Showa Denko recorded a 0.9% increase in net profits for the fiscal first half, ended June 30, 2012, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥7.88 billion ($101 million). First-half...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denkos-Chemicals-and-Petchems-Businesses-Report-Losses-Lower-Sales_45313.html
August 1, 2012
Ube Industries reported a 54% fall in net profits for the fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, 2012, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥2.3 billion ($29.5 million). Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-Reports-Huge-Fall-in-Profits_45318.html
August 1, 2012
Mitsubishi Chemical reported a net loss of ¥5.57 billion ($71.5 million) in the fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, 2012, compared with a net profit of ¥24.46 billion in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Swings-to-Loss-Downgrades-Earnings-and-Sales-Projections_45315.html
July 31, 2012
Kureha Battery Materials Japan (KBMJ)  says Kuraray and the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) have agreed to invest up to ¥20.0 billion ($256 million) to support...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kureha-Secures-Financing-for-Li-Ion-Battery-Technology_45295.html
July 31, 2012
Sumitomo Chemical recorded a net profit of ¥904 million ($11.5 million) for its fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, 2012, compared with a net loss of ¥9.75 billion in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Swings-to-Profit-but-Sales-Fall-Downgrades-Projections_45280.html
July 31, 2012
Tosoh says it has restarted the 400,000-m.t./year No. 3 vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plant at the company’s Nanyo complex at Shunan, Japan, on July 8, following approval from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-Restarts-VCM-Plant-Following-Fire_45282.html
July 31, 2012
Kuraray reported a 37.6% fall in net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, 2012, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥5.82 billion ($74.5 million). Sales decreased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-Reports-Fall-in-Profits-and-Sales_45281.html
July 26, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says that several plants at the company’s Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan, that were shuttered temporarily following an explosion and fire at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Several-Mitsui-Plants-at-Iwakuni-Ohtake-Restart-Operations_45200.html
July 26, 2012
Shin-Etsu reported an 11.7% increase in net profits for the fiscal first-quarter, ended June 30, 2012, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥26.6 billion ($340 million). Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-Reports-Rises-in-Profits-and-Sales_45199.html
July 24, 2012
Maruzen Petrochemical says that Keiyo Ethylene will shut down its only naphtha cracker after an unspecified problem. The 768,000-m.t./year ethylene facility is owned 55% by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Maruzen-to-Shut-Down-Chiba-Cracker-Following-Unspecified-Problem_45139.html
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