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Mitsubishi Chemical: Restart of Kashima Complex Could Take 'Some Time'
Mitsubishi Chemical says that operations at its Kashima, Japan manufacturing complex will not resume for some time because of severe damage to piers at the adjacent port, and to other infrastructure, caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck the...

JSR and Chang Chun Petrochemical to establish JV to manufacture display materials in China
JSR (Tokyo) says that it has agreed with Taiwanese chemical company Chang Chun Petrochemical (Taipei) to establish a joint venture to manufacture display materials at Changshu, China. The jv company will be called JSR Micro Changshu, and JSR will hold a 51%...

Lima climate change conference: mixed response from politicians, industry, and environmentalists
The United Nations climate summit in Lima closed with the basis for a new, global climate change agreement to be finally agreed in Paris in Dec 2015, and to enter into force in 2020. The conference agreed on two deliverables, the Lima call for climate action...

Kuraray develops new acrylic film
Kuraray has decided to enter the acrylic film market with Parapure, a recently developed product. Parapure, which was created through the application of the company’s technologies in the area of highly functional resins, has superior weather resistance...

Teijin starts producing new phosphorus flame retardant
Teijin says that production of its new phosphorus flame retardant FCX-210 has begun at a 1,000-m.t./year plant operated by chemical company Chitec Technology (Taipei). Teijin, after developing FCX-210 in 2013, signed a manufacturing license agreement with...

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