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Sumitomo Riko President Kazushi Shimizu Eyes Electric-Powered Vehicles as Driver of Business Growth

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) President Kazushi Shimizu spoke recently about the expectation of growth in the electric-powered vehicle market, describing the trend as something that should benefit his company going forward. And already, he said, Sumitomo Riko is doing well at securing orders for new products in this field. Shimizu said that given the policies of national and local...

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Osaka Soda Sees Decline in Sales, Profits for Q2 Despite New Adoption of Acrylic Rubber

Chemicals manufacturer Osaka Soda Co. Ltd. (TYO:4046) recently reported its business results for the April–September quarter of fiscal 2020, showing a decline in both sales and profits. The company posted sales of 45.18 billion yen ($434.46 million), down 14.8 percent year-on-year. Meanwhile, operating income was 3.5 billion yen, down 29.4 percent; ordinary income was 3.7 billion yen, down 28.7 percent;...

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Asahi Kasei Raises Hydrogenated Styrenic TPE Prices

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) has raised the prices for its Tuftec and S.O.E. hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomer products to 25 yen ($0.24) or more per kilo, starting with November 16 shipments. The chemicals manufacturer said that the price hike is due to manufacturing cost increases far beyond the range it can cover through its own cost-cutting efforts, being necessary then...

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Tosoh Shows Lowered Business Results Across the Board for Q2

Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) has reported its business results for the April–September quarter of fiscal 2020. The company posted net sales of 328.47 billion yen ($3.14 billion), down 17.1 percent year-on-year; operating income of 17.64 billion yen, down 56.3 percent; ordinary income of 17.97 billion yen, down 57.1 percent; and quarterly net profit of 11.71 billion yen, down 56.3 percent. Tosoh’s...

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Denka Posts 20% Year-on-Year Drop in Second-Quarter Sales

Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) posted 160.3 billion yen ($1.52 billion) in sales in its business report for the April–September quarter of fiscal 2020, marking a year-on-year  drop of 16.5 percent. Operating income was just under 12.07 billion yen, down 21.4 percent year on year, while ordinary income was 12.29 billion yen, down 15.4 percent, and net profit at 10 billion...

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Sumitomo Riko Sees 28.6% Drop in Sales Revenue from Automotive Products

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) recently released its financial results for the first half of fiscal 2020, revealing a decrease in both revenues and profits. On the whole, the company’s first-half results included sales revenue of 167.23 billion yen, down 27.1 percent year-on-year; a business loss of 7.54 billion yen, down from an business profit of 5.23 billion yen; and...

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