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January 20, 2012
Toray Industries says it has decided to purchase the shares it does not own in Toray Tonen Specialty Separator Godo Kaisha (Nasushiobara, Japan), a 50-50 battery separator film joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-Buys-ExxonMobil-out-of-Battery-Separator-JV_40652.html
January 18, 2012
Takeda Pharmaceutical (Osaka, Japan) says it plans to reduce its global workforce by 2,800 positions, which includes 2,100 job cuts in Europe and 700 job cuts in the U.S., by the end...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Takeda-to-Cut-2800-Jobs-in-Europe-U-S-by-2016_40546.html
January 18, 2012
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says its Toyo Engineering & Construction Sdn. Bhd. (Toyo-Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur) subsidiary has been awarded a contract to build a bioethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toyo-Engineering-Awarded-Contract-for-Bioethanol-Facility-in-Malaysia_40542.html
January 18, 2012
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says it has established a new subsidiary for the production of electronic materials in the Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate in Thailand, 110...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-to-Build-Electronic-Materials-Plant-in-Thailand_40541.html
January 17, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals says that its Grand Siam Composites (Bangkok) joint venture will increase production capacity for polypropylene (PP) compounds by 18,000 m.t./year at Map Ta Phut...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Siam-Cement-JV-to-Increase-PP-Compounds-Capacity-in-Thailand_40505.html
January 12, 2012
Denki Kagaku Kogyo (Denka) says it will buy Sumitomo Chemical out of their ethylbenzene and styrene production joint venture, Chiba Styrene Monomer. Denka already holds a 60% stake in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Exits-Styrene-JV-with-Denka_40403.html
January 12, 2012
Ube Industries says it has established a new subsidiary called Ube Taiwan (Taipei), and the new company will be involved in the market and sales development of Ube products in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-Establishes-Subsidiary-in-Taiwan_40401.html
January 11, 2012
Toray Industries says it has purchased the remaining shares in Société des Fibres de Carbone (Soficar; Abidos, France), a subsidiary engaged in manufacturing and sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-Buys-out-Arkemas-Stake-in-French-Carbon-Fiber-Manufacturer_40372.html
January 11, 2012
Asahi Kasei says it has acquired Crystal IS (Green Island, NY), a leading manufacturer of ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV LEDs) using high-quality aluminum nitride substrates. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-Acquires-U-S-Ultraviolet-LED-Manufacturer_40370.html
January 10, 2012
Toray Industries says it will acquire a 20% stake in Mitsui & Co.’s wholly-owned subsidiary MicroBiopharm Japan (MBJ; Tokyo). The two companies signed a share transfer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-Acquires-Stake-in-Mitsui-and-Co-s-API-Subsidiary_40180.html
January 9, 2012
Spending on earthquake recovery efforts following the March 11 East Japan Great Earthquake should boost Japan’s economy and chemical demand this year. Japan’s GDP is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-Quake-Recovery-Continues_40263.html
January 9, 2012
Mitsubishi Corp. and fertilizer manufacturer Zuari Industries (Goa, India) say they have acquired a stake in Fasfatos del Pacifico (Fospac) from cement manufacturer, Cementos Pacasmayo...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Corp-and-Zuari-Acquire-Stake-in-Phosphate-Rock-Company-in-Peru_40301.html
January 6, 2012
Marubeni (Tokyo) says it has entered into an agreement with energy company Hunt Oil (Dallas, TX), to acquire a 35% stake in the Eagle Ford shale oil and gas play covering about 52,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Marubeni-Acquires-Stake-in-U-S-Shale-Project_40249.html
January 4, 2012
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (Tokyo) has named Hiroaki Ishizuka as president and CEO of Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (Tokyo), effective April 1. Hiroaki will succeed Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, who will become chairman of Mitsubishi Chemical Corp....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Names-Next-CEO_40053.html
January 4, 2012
ExxonMobil Chemical says that Japan Butyl Co. (Kawasaki, Japan), in which ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha, an ExxonMobil subsidiary, holds a 50% stake, will expand the capacity of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/ExxonMobil-Affiliate-to-Expand-Halobutyl-Rubber-Capacity-in-Japan_39932.html
January 3, 2012
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES; Tokyo) and Toda Kogyo (Otake, Japan) say they will jointly build a facility for the production of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Engineering-and-Toda-Kogyo-Form-Lithium-Iron-Phosphate-JV_40134.html
December 28, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical says its three Indian subsidiaries - Sumitomo Chemical India (Mumbai), SC Enviro Agro India (SCEAI; Tarapur), and New Chemi Industries (NCI; Mumbai) have been merged...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Merges-Indian-Subsidiaries_40057.html
December 28, 2011
DKSH (Zurich) has reached an agreement with Shin-Etsu to provide sales, marketing, distribution, and logistics services for Shin-Etsu's silicones business in Germany. The agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DKSH-to-Distribute-Shin-Etsu-Silicones-in-Germany_40061.html
December 28, 2011
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) says it has reached an agreement to acquire packaging inks company Pacific Inks (Auckland, New Zealand). The acquisition will be done through DIC subsidiary DIC Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-to-Acquire-New-Zealand-Firm_40055.html
December 21, 2011
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, has confirmed its plans to build a second solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) plant with a production capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-to-Build-Second-SSBR-Plant-in-Singapore_39963.html
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