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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...

Wacker-Asahi Kasei JV opens airbag competence center in Japan
Wacker Chemie says that its Wacker Asahikasei Silicone joint venture has today opened a new development laboratory for airbag applications. The Airbag Competence Center of Excellence in Silicones (ACES) is located at the Wacker Asahikasei Silicone technical...

Asahi Kasei starts up facility for production of high-output UVC LEDs
Asahi Kasei says that its subsidiary Crystal IS (Green Island, NY) has begun commercial production of high-output UVC light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in a new facility at the Asahi Kasei site at Fuji, Japan. Crystal IS, which was established in 1997, is a...

Baring Asia to acquire leading contract manufacturer Bushu Pharmaceuticals for $670 million
Baring Private Equity Asia (Hong Kong) said today that it has agreed to acquire Bushu Pharmaceuticals (Tokyo), through funds advised by Baring Asia. Bushu is the leading pharmaceutical contract manufacturer organization (CMO) in Japan. Baring Asia will...

Toray in $8.7-billion deal to supply carbon fiber prepreg to Boeing
Toray Industries says that it has agreed to supply Torayca prepreg for the production of Boeing’s (Chicago) new 777X aircraft. Torayca is Toray’s carbon fiber brand. Toray and Boeing will extend the existing agreement, which was signed in 2005 to...

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