Showa Denko’s CR Sales Boosted by US Business Despite Yen’s Rise

Showa Denko K.K. (TYO:4004) enjoyed strong chloroprene rubber (CR) business during the January-June half of 2016 despite a rise in the yen’s value against other currencies. Although the business verged on stagnation in Japan, South Korea and China, performance was solid in the U.S., Europe and Southeast Asia. In the U.S. in particular, products for automotive, construction and adhesive applications sold…

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