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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...

Tokuyama opens $1.84-billion polysilicon project in Malaysia
Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it held an official opening ceremony on 17 September for its two previously announced polysilicon plants at the Samalaju Industrial Park Sarawak State, Malaysia. The company invested a total of about ¥200 billion ($1.84 billion) to...

Nippon Shokubai plans major SAP production capacity expansion
Nippon Shokubai plans to invest a total of about ¥80 billion ($752 million) to expand the company’s superabsorbent polymers (SAP) production capacity globally from 560,000 m.t./year to over 700,000 m.t./year, and also increase the company’s...

Evonik JV to expand specialty silica capacity in Japan
Evonik Industries says it will expand specialty silica production capacity at Ako, Japan, through its DSL Japan joint venture with Shionogi & Co. (Osaka). Evonik holds a 51% stake in DSL Japan. The expansion, with an investment volume in the single-digit...

Mitsubishi Corp., MHI, and Turkish firm awarded contracts for largest fertilizer plant in Turkmenistan
Mitsubishi Corp. (Tokyo), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI; Tokyo), and Turkish construction firm Gap Insaat (Istanbul) will build a large-scale fertilizer manufacturing complex for Turkmenhimiya, a state-owned chemical company in Turkmenistan. The fertilizer...

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