Analysis: Japanese chemical makers are adjusting to global trends

The Japanese chemical industry has been making structural adjustments to increase its competitiveness in petrochemicals. In anticipation of an upcoming supply influx from regions such as the Middle East, the industry is looking toward higher-grade chemicals and improvements in integrating the country's ethylene crackers. In the automotive field, Japanese chemical makers have been benefiting from greater cooperation with vehicle makers in terms of specialty materials needed for greener cars.

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