Materials

Zeon Kasei to Build New PVC/PSC Factory in Mexico

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has announced that its subsidiary, Zeon Kasei Co. Ltd., will build a new factory in Mexico for the production of PVC/PSC resin compound for powder slush molding. The factory will use vinyl chloride resins as the raw material. The investment amount will be 1.5 billion yen ($13.5 million) and Zeon Kasei aims to begin production of 1,200...

Please subscribe to read the full story.

[lwa template="modal" register="0"]Subscribe Free Trial

Continue Reading

Japan’s Natural-Rubber Import Volume Rises for First Time in Five Months

Japan’s import volume of natural rubber for January 2016 increased by 1 percent year-on-year to more than 58,000 tons, rising for the first time in five months, according to the Rubber Trade Association of Japan. However, the import value plunged by 18 percent to 9.26 billion yen ($81.7 million), declining for the fifth month in a row. The average import...

Please subscribe to read the full story.

[lwa template="modal" register="0"]Subscribe Free Trial

Continue Reading

Shipping Volume for Synthetic Rubber Falls to 1.63 Million Tons in 2015

Shipping volume for Japan’s synthetic rubber in 2015 (January–December) dropped by about 5 percent year-on-year to slightly over 1.632 million tons, according to the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA). Domestic shipping volume excluding chloroprene rubber (CR) and butyl rubber (IIR), whose figures weren’t released, fell about 5 percent from the previous year to around 890,000 tons. Export volume also declined...

Please subscribe to read the full story.

[lwa template="modal" register="0"]Subscribe Free Trial

Continue Reading

Hotty Polymer Develops Flexible Filament for 3D Printers

As previously reported, Hotty Polymer Co. Ltd. has been receiving high marks for its originally developed “HP Filament” at the MD&M West Trade Fair and Conference in Anaheim, California, U.S. The HP Filament is a flexible filament designed for general-purpose 3D printers and enables the sculpting of highly flexible molded objects through Hotty Polymer’s proprietary compounds. Made with resin materials,...

Please subscribe to read the full story.

[lwa template="modal" register="0"]Subscribe Free Trial

Continue Reading

Hotty Polymer Develops Flexible Filament

Hotty Polymer Co. Ltd. has unveiled its originally developed “HP Filament” at the MD&M West Trade Fair and Conference in Anaheim, California, U.S. The HP Filament is a flexible filament designed for general-purpose 3D printers and enables the sculpting of highly flexible molded objects through Hotty Polymer’s proprietary compounds. Made with resin materials, the HP Filament can be used with...

Please subscribe to read the full story.

[lwa template="modal" register="0"]Subscribe Free Trial

Continue Reading

JX Energy Develops New Rubber for Injection Molding

Major Japanese oil refiner and distributor JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. has developed an “injection-moldable rubber” using an innovative elastomer with a mechanism based on a new concept. A manufacturer and supplier of ethylidene norbornene (ENB), a raw material for ethylene propylene rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer, or EPDM), JX Energy enjoys a 70 percent share in the world...

Please subscribe to read the full story.

[lwa template="modal" register="0"]Subscribe Free Trial

Continue Reading

Send this to a friend