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February 26, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says that it will increase its stake in foamed plastics firm JSP Corp. (Tokyo) from 42% to about 51%, through a tender offer. JSP, which was established...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-to-increase-stake-in-foamed-plastics-firm-JSP_68114.html
February 26, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals has announced an organizational restructuring, which will become effective on 1 April. The company’s fine & performance chemicals division within the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-restructures-business-segments_68108.html
February 25, 2015
Mitsubishi Rayon says that its polyacrylonitrile-based intermediate carbon fiber has been selected for use in the fan section components of PW1100G-JM, a jet engine for the new Airbus...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayons-carbon-fiber-to-be-used-in-Airbus-aircraft-engine_68069.html
February 24, 2015
Astomos Energy (Tokyo) will buy up to 800,000 m.t. of shale-derived liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Targa Resources (Houston) spread over three years from the second half...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japanese-firm-to-buy-800000-m-t-of-LPG-from-Targa-over-2017-20_68032.html
February 24, 2015
BASF and Toda Kogyo (Hiroshima, Japan), a leading developer and manufacturer of cathode materials for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, today established their previously announced joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/BASF-and-Toda-Kogyo-launch-JV-for-cathode-active-materials-in-Japan_68031.html
February 24, 2015
Japan's benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) production in January was mostly lower on monthly and annual bases, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA; Tokyo)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-January-BTX-output-mostly-down-on-monthly-annual-bases_68021.html
February 24, 2015
Japan produced 614,100 m.t. of ethylene in January 2015, 2.5%, or 16,000 m.t., less than in December 2014 and down 4.6% year-on-year (YOY), or 29,800 m.t., data from the Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japans-January-ethylene-production-declines-2-5-percent-versus-December_68020.html
February 23, 2015
Teijin today announced that it will acquire, through a third-party allotment, new shares of Nakashima Medical (Okayama, Japan), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nakashima Holdings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-and-Nakashima-form-JV-for-medical-devices_67997.html
February 20, 2015
Evonik Industries says that Wolfgang Kaster has been appointed president/Japan at Evonik and senior representative of Evonik group in Japan, effective 1 June. He succeeds Ulrich...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Evonik-appoints-new-head-of-Japan-business_67966.html
February 20, 2015
Air Products and Suzuki Shokan (Tokyo), an industrial gas company, say that they have signed an alliance agreement for the two companies to work together on the design, construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Air-Products-Suzuki-Shokan-sign-deal-to-develop-hydrogen-fueling-for-Japans-material-handling-market_67967.html
February 17, 2015
Japan has extended the period of its antidumping investigation into toluene diisocyanate (TDI) originating from China by four months, until 13 June, Japan's ministries of economy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-extends-dumping-probe-on-TDI-from-China_67804.html
February 17, 2015
Kuraray reports a 7.9% fall in net profits for nine months ended 31 December 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥21.3 billion ($178.6 million). Nine-month sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-reports-fall-in-profits_67802.html
February 16, 2015
Asahi Kasei reports a 34% rise in net profits for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥88.4 billion ($752.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-reports-rise-in-profits_67514.html
February 16, 2015
DIC (Tokyo) has reported its financial results for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2014. DIC decided in 2013 to change its fiscal year-end from 31 March to 31 December, and, as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-reports-fall-in-profits_67813.html
February 13, 2015
KH Neochem (Tokyo) and CPC (Taipei) have agreed to form a jv for the production of isononyl alcohol (INA), says KH Neochem. The companies expect to establish the jv, Taiwan-Japan Oxo Chemical Industries, in June, followed by the construction of a $400 million, 180,000 m.t./year INA plant in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/KH-Neochem-CPC-to-build-$400-million-isononyl-alcohol-plant-in-Taiwan_67794.html
February 12, 2015
Showa Denko reports a 41% fall in net profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the year ago quarter, to ¥1.36 billion ($11.4 million). Fourth-quarter sales for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denkos-chemicals-and-petrochemicals-businesses-report-mixed-results_67753.html
February 10, 2015
Tosoh announced last week that it completed the previously announced merger of its wholly owned Nippon Polyurethane Industry Co. (NPU; Tokyo) subsidiary with Tosoh, on 1 October 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-absorbs-Nippon-Polyurethane-subsidiary_67680.html
February 9, 2015
Showa Denko says that it has entered into a business alliance with KBR (Houston) to jointly market Showa Denko’s proprietary technologies to produce acetic acid and its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-and-KBR-sign-acetyls-technology-licensing-agreement_67634.html
February 6, 2015
Denki Kagaku Kogyo (Denka; Tokyo) says that net income for the company's fiscal third quarter, ended 31 December 2014, increased 21% year-on-year (YOY), to ¥13.9 billion ($116.9...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Denka-posts-improved-earnings-sales_67612.html
February 6, 2015
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says that on 6 February, the board of directors appointed Kiyoshi Nakao as the new president and CEO of the company, effective 1 April. Nakao is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toyo-Engineering-appoints-new-CEO_67600.html
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