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Mitsubishi Gas Chemical exits coenzyme Q10 business

12:39 AM MDT | October 2, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says it will stop the manufacture and sale of coenzyme Q10, a material for pharmaceuticals and health food, due to poor profitability of the business. Production at MGC’s 70-m.t./year coenzyme Q10 production facility at Niigata, Japan will be discontinued at the end of March 2013. The coenzyme Q10 business of MGC, which was launched in 1980, has suffered losses in the recent past due to excessive supply from overseas manufacturers and increases in production capacity at MGC and other Japanese manufacturers, MGC says. The...

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