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MEDICAL PLASTICS
Coronavirus creates sharp rise in global demand of masks / PetroChina and 3M currently expanding production
05.03.2020
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Japan races to catch up on tackling marine litter / Subsidies for biodegradables producers / New Zealand to phase out plastic carrier bags
26.09.2018
JAPAN
METI industry ministry calls on petrochemical sector to implement more cracker consolidations
13.11.2014
SUMITOMO
Chiba ethylene cracker to cease operations in 2015 / Responding to declining domestic demand and structural market shift
13.02.2013
MITSUI
Plans to quit KEC ethylene joint venture / First steps toward consolidation of Japanese production
06.02.2013
TICONA
Full range of engineering plastics now available directly in Japan
24.05.2012
JAPAN
Output and volume sales decline in 2011 / Both standard and engineering thermoplastics hit
11.04.2012
FAIRS
Attendance plummets at "IPF Japan" in Tokyo / Multiple issues blamed / Many Japanese activities in Thailand
10.11.2011
JAPAN
Follow-up: More supply chains in difficulty / Speciality cable manufacturers suffer from shortage of fluoropolymers / TPE and polymerisation additives scarce / BOPET film for LCD also tighter
04.04.2011
JAPAN
The post-quake reality: One-third of ethylene capacities offline / Petrochemical industry crippled by electricity shortages / European and US companies appear largely unaffected / Numerous plants idled as a cautionary measure
18.03.2011
JAPAN
Almost half the olefin chain affected by quake and tsunami / Exact extent of damage remains unclear
14.03.2011
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Earthquake devastates Japan's east coast / Tokyo Bay refineries ablaze / Several countries issue tsunami warnings / Petrochemical industry under threat
11.03.2011
ASAHI / MITSUBISHI
Cracker consolidation in Mizushima to go ahead as planned
28.02.2011
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
New bio-based integral PU foam / Mass production earliest in 2013
15.12.2010
JAPAN
Industry in uproar over proposal to tax naphtha
29.11.2010
PET
Japan's Mitsui and Teijin merge their PET bottling activities
11.08.2010
JAPAN
Plastics machinery manufacturers end a disastrous year 2009 / Massive pressure from China
06.04.2010
JAPAN PETROCHEMICALS
Producers face pressure from Middle East / Overseas expansions targeted
29.03.2010
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL
Offer to acquire Mitsubishi Rayon
20.11.2009
MITSUBISHI RAYON
Aerospace materials collaboration with Cytec
13.10.2009
TEIJIN
Bio-based PLA demonstration plant starts up / Production capacity to reach 5,000 t/y by 2011
01.10.2009
MITSUBISHI RAYON
Possible takeover by Mitsubishi Chemical / Keeping pace with the rest of the world / New structure for PMMA
17.08.2009
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL
Exit from caprolactam and styrene production / Consolidation of ethylene activities in Mizushima
12.06.2009
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL
Company to exit PX and PTA production in Japan / Negotiations on withdrawing from PS / Chlorine facilities including PVC to be liquidated
18.05.2009
MITSUBISHI
Construction of carbon fibre plant halted / Demand slowdown leads to JPY 29bn net loss
30.04.2009
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