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October 17, 2011
Mitsubishi Rayon says it has entered into a nonbinding letter of intent with Daicel (Osaka) to establish a joint venture to manufacture acetate tow for cigarette filters. Mitsubishi...
October 17, 2011
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) says it will invest about ¥8 billion ($104 million) to build a polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) polymer production line at the Kashima, Japan site of the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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