Materials

JSR to Boost S-SBR Production in Thailand

JSR BST Elastomer Co. Ltd. (JBE) plans to begin commercial operations of its phase-two plant in the second half of current fiscal year (April-October 2016). JBE, a joint venture between JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) and Thailand’s Bangkok Synthetics Co. Ltd., manufactures solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) in Thailand. The new facility is located adjacent to the phase-one plant. Its annual production...

Please subscribe to read the full story.

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

Continue Reading

Lanxess CEO Zachert Visits Japan, Highlights Stable Business

Lanxess AG is focusing on investment for organic growth, said Matthias Zachert, chairman of the German chemical firm’s management board at a press conference at Tokyo’s Palace Hotel during a recent visit to Japan. Outlining corporate activities for fiscal 2016, he said that the company has been working to rebuild business operations during the 24 months following his appointment. According...

Please subscribe to read the full story.

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

Continue Reading

Ube Industries to Begin Full-fledged Operation of Malaysian BR Venture

Lotte Ube Synthetic Rubber SDN BHD (LUSR), a Malaysian polybutadiene rubber (BR) manufacturing joint venture of Ube Industries Ltd. (TYO:4208), has reached the final stages of preparations for full-fledged operations. Ube Industries’ fourth BR manufacturing location, LUSR will have a production capacity of 50,000 tons per year. It began commercial operations in June 2015. At the current stage, operations are...

Please subscribe to read the full story.

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

Continue Reading

JSR Receives Technical Development Award From Chemical Society of Japan

A five-member team led by Motoyuki Shima has received the 64th CSJ Award for Technical Development from the Chemical Society of Japan. Shima is General Manager of the Semiconductor Materials Laboratory, one of the Fine Electronic Materials Research Laboratories at JSR Corp. (TYO:4185). The award recognizes the team’s development of a topcoat material for use in argon fluoride (ArF) immersion...

Please subscribe to read the full story.

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

Continue Reading

China’s Rubber Sector Looks to Transform With Industry 4.0 – From Size to Strength (Part 2)

Chinese tire manufacturers, even the ones that make the best product, have experienced flat year-on-year growth for passenger vehicle tires, while year-on-year performance is down 30 percent for truck and bus tires. Even so, local tire makers say this situation is good for their companies. Things are said to be even worse for off-road (OR) tires for construction vehicles. This...

Please subscribe to read the full story.

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

Continue Reading

China’s Rubber Sector Looks to Transform With Industry 4.0 – From Size to Strength (Part 1)

China’s rubber industry is seeking to shift its focus from growing larger to being stronger. The new direction was unveiled at the China Rubber Conference 2016, organized by the China Rubber Industry Association, between March 22 and 25. China is aiming to strengthen its rubber industry due to declining demand, surging labor costs and dim prospects for a rapid recovery...

Please subscribe to read the full story.

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

Continue Reading

Send this to a friend