BASF and Mitsui Chemicals have launched a collaborative study to promote a circular economy for plastics in Japan. Mitsui Chemicals has plans to become carbon-neutral by 2050 and thus, aims at developing recycling technologies.
Neste, Mitsui Chemicals and Toyota Tsusho have collaborated to start first production of renewable plastics from 100 % bio-based hydrocarbons in Japan. Mitsui Chemicals will use 100 % bio-based hydrocarbons produced by Neste to replace a part of the fossil feedstock at its crackers within Osaka Works in Japan.
Mitsui Chemicals has begun demonstration testing for a material recycling project aimed at cutting down on plastic waste. The company is focusing these efforts on flexible packaging materials, which are commonly used in food packaging.
A consortium consisting of Waterfront Shipping Company (WFS), Marinvest/Skagerack Invest, IINO Kaiun Kaisha, Mitsui, and the NYK Group announced their investment in four new ocean-going vessels powered by clean-burning methanol fuel.
Der japanische Konzern Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello hat ein Tochterunternehmen im taiwanesischen Kaohsiung City gegründet, das ab Herbst 2019 Klebebänder für die Halbleiterindustrie produzieren soll. Icros Tape wird als Schutzklebeband für den Schleifprozess von Silikon Wafers verwendet.