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Evonik opens expanded specialty silica production facilities in Japan


Evonik opened its expanded facilities in Ako, Japan, where the company will produce its SIPERNAT® and CARPLEX® lines of specialty silicas. The investment represents a roughly 50 percent increase in Evonik’s Japanese production capacity for specialty silicas, which the specialty chemicals company ...


Evonik to expand its specialty silica capacities in Japan

Investment volume in the single-digit million Euro range


Evonik Industries has announced an expansion of its specialty silica capacities in Ako, Japan through a holding in DSL Japan Co. Ltd. (DSL). Evonik holds 51 percent of shares in DSL, a joint venture with the Japanese Shionogi & Co. Ltd. The expansion, with an investment volume in the single-digit ...


Showa Denko (SDK) to Expand Production Capacities for LIB Materials


Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has decided to expand its production capacities for materials used in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries (LIBs), namely, artificial-graphite-based anode material (SCMG(TM)), additive in anodes and cathodes (VGCF(TM)), and aluminum laminated films for packaging.SDK will ...


Evonik starts up new monosilane plant in Japan

Investment in the future-oriented solar energy and electronics markets


Evonik Industries and its partner Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) officially started up the new integrated production facility for monosilane and AEROSIL® in Yokkaichi, 400 kilometers south of Tokyo (Japan). Evonik has thus realized a future-oriented project to serve the growing ...


Merck Resumes Xirallic Production in Japan

Japanese site for effect pigments re-starts production ahead of schedule


Merck KGaA announced that it resumed normal operations at the Onahama production site in Japan on May 8. Among other products, the Onahama site manufactures Xirallic effect pigments, which are widely used in automotive coatings owing to their impressive pearl-luster effects. The damage to the ...


LANXESS reopens Tokyo office


Specialty chemicals group LANXESS reopened its office in Tokyo on Wednesday after just over two weeks. The approximately 60 LANXESS employees in the Japanese capital returned to their desks after an assessment of the current safety situation in Tokyo. The Group’s management team in Japan is ...


Teijin Establishes World's First Mass Production Technologies for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic


Teijin Limited announced that it has established the world's first mass production technologies for carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), achieving a significant reduction of the cycle time required for molding automobile cabin frame to less than one minute. The breakthrough represents a long ...


Zeon Increases Global Nitrile Capacity


To increase NBR capacity, Zeon Corp. in Japan is investing $1 million dollars to improve production procedures at its acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) production facility in Tokuyama. The improvements will increase Zeon’s NBR capacity in Japan up to 55,000 tons from 45,000 tons ...


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