Materials

Asahi Kasei Begins Sales of Sustainable SSBR and BR

Asahi Kasei has begun in November selling solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) and butadiene rubber (BR) using the mass balance method. In October, the company’s Synthetic Rubber Division obtained ISCC PLUS certification. Asahi Kasei Synthetic Rubber Singapore has already obtained this certification, and together with the synthetic rubber plant at the Kawasaki Plant, the company has decided to sell its products...

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Mitsui Chemicals Receives New ISCC PLUS Certifications

sMitsui Chemicals has recently acquired for new ISCC PLUS certifications, an international certification system for sustainable products. This is part of the company’s move to continue acquiring such certifications with the aim to expand social implementation of biomass products based on the mass balance method. Products for which ISCC PLUS certification will be newly available: Product: Ammonia, Product name: Ammonia, Main applications:...

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Tokai Carbon’s Carbon Black Business Sales Up 43%

Tokai Carbon’s results for the first nine months (January-September) of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022, showed net sales of 246.33 billion yen ($1.76 billion), up 33.1 percent year-on-year; operating income of 28.02 billion yen, up 58.6 percent; ordinary income of 32.13 billion yen, up 83.1 percent; and net income of 16.12 billion yen, up 68.6 percent. In the...

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Ube’s Synthetic Rubber Division Increases Sales with Price Increases

Ube posted first half (April-September) results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, showing sales of 244.78 billion yen ($1.75 billion), down 20.2 percent year-on-year; operating income of 8.52 billion yen, down 55.4 percent; ordinary loss of 1.83 billion yen (against a profit of 17.90 billion yen in the same period last year); and net loss of 341 million...

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Dow Chemical Japan to Raise Prices of Polyurethane Raw Materials

Dow Chemical Japan announced on November 9 that it will raise the prices of raw materials for polyurethane starting from deliveries on December 1. The products subject to the price increase and the range of the price increase 20 percent or more from the current price for polyols (North American and European origin) and polyurethane system products (for the automotive...

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Lanxess Certifies Carbon Footprint of Its PA6, PBT & Glass Fibers

German chemical company Lanxess has obtained certified carbon footprint values for the base resins used in its Durethan polyamide (PA) and Pocan polyester (PBT) products. The company will now be able to provide these values to its customers in the plastic processing sector. Certification here was carried out by an accredited certification body, and covers not only PA6 precursor caprolactam...

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