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February 6, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals says that it will construct the world's first large-scale production plant for xylylene diisocyanate (XDI) at the company’s site at Omuta in Fukuoka Prefecture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-to-build-large-scale-xylylene-diisocyanate-plant-in-Japan_58592.html
February 6, 2014
Toray Industries reports a 32.5% rise in net profits for the company’s fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the corresponding period of the previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_58584.html
February 5, 2014
Ube Industries reports a 23.2% fall in net profits for its fiscal nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥9.6 billion ($95 million). Nine-month...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-reports-fall-in-profits_58555.html
February 5, 2014
Asahi Kasei reports an 85.5% rise in net profits for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥66.07 billion ($652 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_58554.html
February 5, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent company of Mitsubishi Chemical, says net profits increased more than fourfold in its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-reports-huge-rise-in-profits-but-cuts-full-year-earnings-projection_58559.html
February 4, 2014
Kuraray reports a 3.5% rise in net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥22.15 billion ($218 million). Nine-month...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_58553.html
February 3, 2014
Tosoh today reported that for the nine months from 1 April 2013 through 31 December 2013, net income rose ¥17.2 billion ($170.5 million), to ¥22.7 billion, on sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosohs-sales-and-earnings-soar-full-year-forecast-confirmed_58503.html
February 3, 2014
Teijin reports nearly a sixfold increase in net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥5.02 billion ($49.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_58494.html
January 31, 2014
Teijin announced today that its board of directors has appointed Jun Suzuki, currently executive officer and member of the board, as the next president and CEO of the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-appoints-new-CEO_58460.html
January 31, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical reports a net profit of ¥24.55 billion ($239 million) for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with a net loss of ¥40.69 billion in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-swings-to-profit_58457.html
January 31, 2014
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reports a net profit of ¥7.49 billion ($73 million) for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with a net loss of ¥10.84 billion in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-swings-to-profit-upgrades-earnings-sales-projections_58456.html
January 28, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports a 10.9% rise in net profits for the nine-month period ended 31 December 2013 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥92.53 billion ($901.8 million). Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_58348.html
January 24, 2014
Asahi Kasei Corp. said today that it has appointed Toshio Asano as executive president, to replace Taketsugu Fujiwara, who will serve as vice chairman of the board as of 1 April. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-appoints-new-executive-president-rejuvenates-management_58300.html
January 23, 2014
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) announced today that it has agreed to supply Honeywell with hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-1234yf, a car air-conditioning refrigerant, which has significantly lower...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Glass-to-supply-novel-refrigerant-to-Honeywell-will-build-plant_58212.html
January 23, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical says it has developed a new grade of high-performance, high-transparency biobased engineering plastic Durabio, using plant-derived isosorbide as raw material. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-expand-capacity-for-biobased-engineering-plastic-Durabio_58210.html
January 22, 2014
TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composites materials, has signed a distribution agreement with Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha covering the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/TenCate-signs-distribution-agreement-with-Kyokuto-Boeki-Kaisha_58171.html
January 17, 2014
Mitsubishi Rayon says that it has developed a high-performance intermediate modulus (IM) carbon fiber, Pyrofil MR70, which largely exceeds the performance of conventional IM carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Rayon-develops-high-performance-intermediate-modulus-carbon-fiber_58086.html
January 16, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent company of Mitsubishi Chemical, says that it has appointed Glenn Fredrickson, professor/department of chemical engineering and materials of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Holdings-appoints-chief-technology-officer_58001.html
January 9, 2014
An explosion today at a Mitsubishi Materials (Tokyo) plant at Yokkaichi, Japan, killed at least five people, and injured another 17, say press reports. The explosion occurred while...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Explosion-at-Mitsubishi-Materials-plant-kills-five_57826.html
January 8, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that, on 7 January, it acquired the remaining 24.5% stake in Dyflex (Tokyo), gaining full ownership. Dyflex, which was founded in 1964, is a market leader...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sika-acquires-remaining-stake-in-Japanese-waterproofing-materials-company_57790.html
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