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June 16, 2011
JSR Corp. (Tokyo) says it has entered into a final agreement with Bangkok Synthetics (BST) to establish a previously announced joint venture that will build a solution styrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/JSR-and-Bangkok-Synthetics-Form-SSBR-Joint-Venture_35561.html
June 16, 2011
BASF says that N.E. Chemcat (Tokyo), its 50-50 joint venture with Sumitomo Metal Mining (Tokyo) will double production capacity for heavy-duty diesel emissions catalysts at N.E...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/BASF-Joint-Venture-to-Double-Capacity-for-Diesel-Catalysts-in-Japan_35553.html
June 14, 2011
Asahi Kasei says that Asahi Kasei Metals’ plant at Tomobe in Ibaraki prefecture, which was partially damaged by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, has now...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-Plant-Starts-Operating-at-Full-Capacity_35500.html
June 13, 2011
Region is the Catalyst for Global Industry Growth Asia/Pacific’s huge growth potential was the main focus of the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), which took place...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asia-Petrochemical-Industry-Conference-2011_35371.html
June 13, 2011
Teijin says that the Teijin DuPont Films joint venture today started operating its PET films facility at Utsunomiya, Tochigi prefecture at full capacity. The facility had been offline...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijins-Utsunomiya-Plant-Starts-Operating-at-Full-Capacity_35474.html
June 10, 2011
Idemitsu Kosan says it has acquired 69.67% stake in agchem company SDS Biotech (Tokyo) through a previously announced tender offer. Idemitsu started a tender offer on May 11 to acquire...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosan-Acquires-Majority-Stake-in-Japanese-Agchem-Firm-Through-Tender-Offer_35446.html
June 9, 2011
Mitsubishi Rayon says it has formed a joint venture company with Sabic to build and operate previously announced plants for the production of methyl methacrylate (MMA) and polymethyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayon-and-Sabic-Form-JV-for-MMA-and-PMMA_35170.html
June 7, 2011
Mitsubishi Chemical says it will expand production of olefin thermoplastic elastomer and adhesive polymers in China and U.S. to further accelerate global expansion of the performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-to-Expand-Production-of-Performance-Polymers-in-China-and-U-S-_35319.html
June 3, 2011
Evonik Industries says it has started up its new integrated Aerosil monosilane prodcution facility at Yokkaichi, Japan. The complex, costing some €150 million ($216.9 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Evonik-Industries-Starts-Up-Monosilane-Plant-in-Japan_35262.html
June 1, 2011
Shin-Etsu Chemical says that its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan has started operating at full capacity since May 31. Operations at the PVC plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsus-PVC-Plant-in-Kashima-Starts-Operating-at-Full-Capacity_35209.html
June 1, 2011
Ube Industries says it has signed an agreement with Samsung Mobile Display (SMD; Cheonan, Korea) to establish a 50-50 joint venture in Korea to manufacture polyimide for substrates to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-and-Samsung-Form-JV-for-Polyimide-for-Substrates-to-Be-Used-in-Displays_35207.html
May 31, 2011
Several key chemical plants have restarted production in Japan in recent weeks. Japan’s output of chemicals fell sharply following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/More-Japanese-Chemical-Plants-Restart_35048.html
May 30, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical says it will construct a new production line for its herbicide flumioxazin at the company’s production site at Oita, Japan, to meet rising demand for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-to-Expand-Herbicide-Capacity_35164.html
May 27, 2011
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says its Toyo Engineering India (Mumbai) subsidiary has been awarded a contract by Indian Synthetic Rubber Limited (ISRL) to build a previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toyo-Engineering-Awarded-Contract-to-Build-SBR-Plant-in-India_35115.html
May 27, 2011
Regional ethylene demand trends show increasing shares of consumption in Asia and the rest of the world (ROW), at the expense of Europe and North America, says Ed Gartner, senior...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/APIC-2011-Asia-Leads-the-Petrochemical-Industry-out-of-Recession_35086.html
May 27, 2011
Tosoh recorded a 45% increase in net profits for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, to ¥10 billion ($123 million), compared with the previous fiscal year. Sales increased 9%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-and-Sales_35113.html
May 25, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical says it has decided to establish polypropylene (PP) compounds operations at Dalian, Liaoning province, China to further strengthen its PP business in the country. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-to-Build-Polypropylene-Compounds-Unit-in-China_35027.html
May 24, 2011
Idemitsu Kosan says it will acquire agchem company SDS Biotech (Tokyo) through a tender offer. Idemitsu Kosan has started acquiring common shares and new share subscription rights of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosan-to-Acquire-Japanese-Agchem-Firm_35010.html
May 23, 2011
Japan’s chemical industry is starting to recover from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Production is ramping up with most supply impacts expected to ease by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-Recovery_34834.html
May 23, 2011
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says it has restarted production of bismaleimide triazine resin (BT resin) at Nishishirakawa in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. MGC accounts for an estimated...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-Restarts-Production-of-BT-Resin_34980.html
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