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- Asahi plans second Americas plant. Morris, Gregory D.L. // Chemical Week;4/29/1998, Vol. 160 Issue 16, p17
States that Asahi Chemical, which entered a chemical joint venture led by Solutia to build an acrylonitrile plant on the United States (US) Gulf, is contemplating another unit. Comments from Kenichi Shibukawa of Asahi; Company's share of the joint venture output; Other plans of the company.
- ICI shareholders cheer unilever deal; Workers less upbeat. Pfeifer, Sylvia // Chemical Week;6/25/1997, Vol. 159 Issue 25, p21
Reports on the approval of ICI shareholders about the company's acquisition of Unilever's specialty chemicals businesses. Remarks of ICI Chairman Ronnie Hampel on the significance of the deal; How the ICI staff were less convinced about the benefits of the deal; Comments of chemicals and...
- New Asahi naphtha-to-ethylene process. // Chemical Week;5/1/1996, Vol. 158 Issue 17, p8
Reports on Asahi Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.'s launching of a catalytic naphtha-to-ethylene technology. Reiichi Yumikura as president of Asahi Chemical.
- Overcapacity prompts Asahi to raze facility. // Plastics News;5/12/1997, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p41
Reveals that Asahi Chemical Industry Company closed its polysterene operation. Reason for the closure; Information on the plant; Details on the company's operation.
- Asahi hurt by Asian crisis. // Chemical Market Reporter;05/25/98, Vol. 253 Issue 21, p10
Reports on the drop in the sales of Asahi Chemical Industries Co. Ltd. and its consolidated subsidiaries influenced by the Asian economic crisis.
- Asahi Chemical keeps pressure on its costs. Hunter, David // Chemical Week;2/26/1997, Vol. 159 Issue 8, p34
Focuses on Asahi Chemical's strategies for boosting its petrochemicals operations. Phaseout of money-losing businesses; Retention of core operations; Inventive sourcing strategies; Optimism about Japan's petrochemicals sector; Cautious approach about investing in China.
- Asahi debuts new technology. A.W. // Chemical Week;3/19/1997, Vol. 159 Issue 11, p28
Reports on Asahi Chemical's plans to build a replacement capacity in Kawasaki, Japan to produce methyl methacrylate (MMA) using new process technology. Advantages of the technology over conventional processes; Production of MMA via intermediate methacrylonitrile; Asahi's aim of gaining a cost...
- Japan's Asahi boosts prices, cuts polystyrene production. Patton, Robert // Plastics News;8/12/1996, Vol. 8 Issue 24, p24
Reports that Asahi Chemical Industry Inc. reduced its output of polystyrene by 50 percent while increasing the price by 10 yen per kilogram. Supply and demand adjustments; Background information on the company; Comments from spokesman Norio Sako.
- IN THIS WEEK. // ICIS Chemical Business;3/13/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 10, p46
This section recalls several events significant to the chemical industry as of March 2006. On March 13, 1991, following a challenging and disappointing 1990, ICI is making wide-ranging organizational changes and has set aside money for restructuring, and for the reorganization of its fertilizer...