Mitsubishi Chemical to Establish Regional Management Company for Performance Polymers in Singapore

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., a developer and manufacturer of performance products and materials, has announced it will set up a regional management company in Singapore to help expand its performance polymer business in the ASEAN region and India. As of April 1, Advanced Plastics Compounds Singapore Pte. Ltd. (APS) – a Singaporean-based consolidated subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical – will assume a...

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Showa Glove Launches New Solvent-Resistant Gloves for Chemical Handling Work

Showa Glove Co. recently launched the Showa 3415, a chloroprene-based glove designed to protect hands from the dangers of working with chemical substances. The gloves come in black and are available in the three sizes of medium, large and extra large. As a solvent-resistant glove fully coated in chloroprene rubber, the company’s new product offers resistance to both acidic and...

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Mitsui Chemicals Set to Add US Production for Milastomer TPO

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) has announced that it will set up new production facilities for Milastomer, a thermoplastic olefin (TPO) elastomer, at its U.S. production base Advanced Composites Inc. in Ohio. The move will take an investment of approximately 1.5 billion yen ($14.24 million), and will establish facilities with an annual production capacity of 6,000 tons. Construction is slated to...

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Bridgestone Subsidiary Looks to Transform Into Solutions Business

Bridgestone Diversified Products Japan Co. Ltd. (BDPJ), a Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) subsidiary focused on rubber and other materials for industrial and infrastructural applications, recently held a regular distributor conference. The conference covered BDPJ’s operations in the Ban-etsu and Kanto regions of Japan, and was attended by 78 corporate members. Speaking at the event, company president Fumihiko Eitoku said that he...

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Totaku Grows Industrial Hose Sales on Back of Strong Semiconductor Market

Totaku Industries Inc, a specialty manufacturer of plastic hoses and pipes, has forecast a double-digit increase to its industrial hose division’s sales for fiscal 2017. Company president Kozo Toyoda said that while sales were generally robust in all areas of demand, industrial hoses have been selling particularly well in the semiconductor sector for use as duct hoses in clean rooms....

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Kuriyama Eyes Continued Strong Performance Across Asia, North America for 2018

Major industrial rubber manufacturer and marketer Kuriyama Holdings Corp. (TYO:3355) is getting strong business performance out of its operations across Asia and North America. Sales for fiscal 2017 have been going steady in Asia for Kuriyama’s urea SCR sensors and module tanks, which comply with emission regulations in the region on construction and agricultural machinery. In China, the company has...

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