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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...

Asahi Kasei to absorb chemicals, fibers, and electronic materials subsidiaries
Asahi Kasei says that its board of directors today decided to absorb three wholly owned subsidiaries — Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), and Asahi Kasei E-materials — effective 1 April 2016. Asahi Kasei currently has four...

Sumitomo Chemical to integrate environmental health and vector control businesses
Sumitomo Chemical says that it will integrate its environmental health and vector control businesses into a reorganized environmental health division, effective 1 April. Sumitomo’s environmental health division currently focuses on household...

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical to increase stake in foamed plastics firm JSP
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says that it will increase its stake in foamed plastics firm JSP Corp. (Tokyo) from 42% to about 51%, through a tender offer. JSP, which was established in 1962 by Japan Gas Chemical, is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)...

Mitsui Chemicals restructures business segments
Mitsui Chemicals has announced an organizational restructuring, which will become effective on 1 April. The company’s fine & performance chemicals division within the functional chemicals business segment will be transferred to the basic chemicals...

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