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June 24, 2014
Japan’s Toppan Printing (Tokyo) has announced plans to build a new transparent barrier films production facility in the US state of Georgia. The plant, which will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Toppan-Printing-to-build-barrier-films-plant-in-US_62006.html
June 19, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says that it has developed AZP, a new optical polymer featuring zero birefringence. Birefringence, also known as double...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-develops-new-polymer-for-optical-applications-to-build-production-facility-in-Japan_61926.html
June 11, 2014
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical says it has decided to close permanently its ammonia plant based at Niigata City, Japan at the end of July 2015. The 132,000 m.t./year plant has been in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-to-close-Niigata-ammonia-plant_61670.html
June 11, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals Agro (Tokyo), the agrochemical subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals, and BASF have signed an exclusive global development and license agreement for a new insecticide —...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-and-BASF-sign-development-and-license-agreement-for-new-insecticide_61667.html
June 10, 2014
Showa Denko says that its previously announced, new, 100,000-m.t./year ethyl acetate plant at the company’s production complex at Oita, Japan, started commercial operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denko-starts-up-ethyl-acetate-plant-in-Japan_61637.html
June 2, 2014
Kuraray, on 1 June, completed the previously announced acquisition of DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls business. This DuPont business comprises assets relating to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-completes-acquisition-of-DuPonts-glass-laminating-solutions-and-vinyls-business_61468.html
May 30, 2014
Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it has opened its previously announced new plant at Nobeoka, Japan, for the production of the company’s Bemberg cupro...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-opens-cellulosic-fiber-plant-in-Japan_61443.html
May 29, 2014
Members of the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) welcomed chief executives of 15 global chemical companies to Tokyo today, kicking off a biannual meeting of the board of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/ICCA-board-meets-in-Tokyo-for-high-level-industry-debate_61381.html
May 22, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical is to become the majority shareholder of industrial gases producer Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo), according to a filing by Mitsubishi to the Tokyo Stock Exchange...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-launches-$1-billion-tender-offer-to-become-majority-owner-of-Taiyo-Nippon-Sanso_61024.html
May 22, 2014
The change in the global energy landscape will profoundly affect Asia’s petrochemical industry, according to Peter Sykes, president Asia/Pacific at Dow Chemical. In his keynote...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asian-players-should-adapt-to-new-energy-realities-says-Dow-exec_61103.html
May 22, 2014
The first day of this year’s Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), currently under way at Pattaya, Thailand, was devoted to market studies, forecasts of the global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/APIC-2014-The-changing-face-of-the-petrochemical-industry_61076.html
May 22, 2014
The main day of this year’s Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), now taking place at Pattaya, Thailand, dealt with changes the industry currently faces and their impact...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/APIC-2014-Transformation-a-map-redrawn_61098.html
May 22, 2014
Tosoh says that its board of directors, at a meeting earlier this month, approved a merger agreement for the previously announced plan to merge Tosoh with its wholly owned Nippon...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-board-approves-plan-to-absorb-Nippon-PU-subsidiary_61219.html
May 16, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals says it will sell its maleic anhydride and fumaric acid businesses to Fuso Chemical (Osaka) by October. Details of the agreement will be discussed, and a formal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-to-sell-maleic-anhydride-and-fumaric-acid-businesses-to-Fuso-Chemical_61101.html
May 16, 2014
Ube Industries says that its Ube Maxell (Oyamazaki, Japan) joint venture has signed a patent license agreement with LG Chem (Seoul) for separator film technology owned by LG Chem. Ube...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-JV-signs-patent-license-agreement-with-LG-Chem-for-separator-film-technology_61099.html
May 15, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) has reported its financial results for its fiscal first quarter, ended 31 March. DIC decided last June 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-huge-rise-in-profits_61071.html
May 13, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals reports a net loss of ¥25.1 billion ($245 million) for the fiscal year, ended 31 March, compared with a net loss of ¥8.1 billion in the previous fiscal year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-loss-widens_61023.html
May 13, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says its net profits increased by 73.4% in the full fiscal year, ended 31 March, compared with the previous fiscal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_60982.html
May 12, 2014
Ube Industries reports a 53.6% rise in net profits for its fiscal year ended 31 March compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥12.6 billion ($123 million). Full-year sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_60988.html
May 12, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical reports a net profit of ¥37.0 billion ($363 million) for the fiscal year, ended 31 March, compared with a net loss of ¥51.07 billion in the previous fiscal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-swings-to-profit-will-close-caprolactam-plant-in-Japan_60986.html
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