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...
Umicore Shokubai opens automotive catalyst technical R&D center in Japan
Nippon Shokubai (Osaka) says that its Umicore Shokubai Japan (Tokyo) affiliate has opened a previously announced new automotive catalyst technical R&D center at Tokoname, Japan. Umicore Shokubai Japan was established last year and is involved in the...
Sumitomo Chemical to acquire all of Nihon Oxirane from LyondellBasell
Sumitomo Chemical says it has also decided to discontinue the operation of Nihon Oxirane by the end of May 2015....
Dow Corning buys Mitsubishi Materials' stake in Hemlock Semiconductor
Dow Corning says it will buy out Mitsubishi Materials’ (Tokyo) stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Group joint ventures for $240 million. Dow Corning has purchased Mitsubishi Materials’ 12.125% ownership share in both Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. and Hemlock Semiconductor LLC. The deal increases Dow Corning’s stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. to 80.5% and in Hemlock Semiconductor LLC to 100%. Shin-Etsu maintains a 19.5% stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Corp....
Kuraray to acquire DuPont's PVB business for $543 million
has reached a deal to acquire DuPont
's glass laminating solutions and vinyls (GLS/vinyls) business, a leading producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), for $543 million. DuPont expects the deal to close during the first half of 2014.
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