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- 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.
- Asahi signs acrylonitrile deal. // Chemical Market Reporter;03/09/98, Vol. 253 Issue 10, p3
Reports that Asahi Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. has confirmed its participation in Solutia Inc.'s project for doubling the capacity of its Chocolate Bayou complex in Alvin, Texas for acrylonitrile production. Terms of the agreement.
- Asahi Chemical introduces Solo as a new synthetic fiber material. // Colourage;Jun99, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p36
Presents an abstract of the paper "Asahi Chemical introduces Solo as a new synthetic fiber material".
- Asashi Announces Plans To Quit Rayon. Mollett, Andrew // Chemical Week;11/1/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 41, p23
Reports on the plan of Asahi Chemical company to withdraw from its rayon fiber business in Japan by March 2002. Reasons for the decision of the company; Japanese companies that have announced similar plans; Expansion of the acrylonitrile and sodium cyanide capacity of Asahi in Korea.