Zeon to Improve Drying Capacity for Special Vulcanized HNBR

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) is planning to enhance the drying capabilities of its Kawasaki Plant, where the company produces a special vulcanized hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR) sold under its Zetpol brand. This improvement to the plant’s drying capacity will allow Zeon more flexibility in manufacturing both dry and latex versions of its special-grade Zetpol products, and will also boost production efficiency....

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Yoshino Rubber Sees Strong Sales for Ultrawide Sheets in Numerous Applications

Yoshino Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd., an Osaka-based manufacturer of conveyor belts and conveyor belt systems, is seeing strong sales for its ultrawide rubber sheets. Launched in 2015, the sheeting is manufactured by a partner firm in Taiwan and can be made with a width of up to 12 meters through the use of integral molding. It is available in thicknesses...

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Daicel-Evonik PEEK Material Set for Use in High-Performance Plastic Needles

Daicel-Evonik Ltd.’s Vestakeep Care brand of polyether ether ketone (PEEK) resin has been selected for use in a high-performance plastic syringe needle currently under development by Yamada Seiko Co. Ltd. Made using precision die casting and molding technologies, the needle is extremely thin, featuring an outer diameter of 0.57 millimeters and an inner diameter of 0.31 millimeters. The product is...

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