Japan reinvents to counter pressures

Hariharan, Malini
October 2010
ICIS Chemical Business;10/18/2010, Vol. 278 Issue 13, p35
Trade Publication
The article reports that the increasing number of petrochemical facilities in the Middle East and China are building up a pressure on Japan to shut down crackers. However, due to the country's technical skills, it's petrochemical industry is planning to reinvent itself. The leading companies of the country are making important moves including closing of plants, change in product portfolios and formation of new alliances. Recently, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.. decided to exit from caprolactam.


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