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Asahi Kasei Plans S-SBR Capacity Increase in Response to Steady Demand

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) is planning an increase to production capacity for its solution-polymerized styrene–butadiene rubber (S-SBR) business, which has continued to achieve a high level of sales. The company’s facilities here are currently operating at full capacity. Moving forward, Asahi Kasei projects that sales under the business will continue growing steadily for fiscal 2018. As S-SBR is now used...

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Asahi Kasei Announces Price Hike for Synthetic Rubber, TPE

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) recently announced that it plans to increase the prices of its synthetic rubber and thermoplastic elastomer, among other products, starting from shipments on April 16. Prices per kilogram are set to rise by at least 25 yen ($0.24) for butadiene rubber, styrene–butadiene rubber, styrenic thermoplastic elastomer and hydrogenated styrenic elastomer. Meanwhile, the company’s clear styrenic block...

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Mitsui Chemicals Set to Acquire TPS Business From Asahi Kasei

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) has announced that it will acquire the Sunvieo thermoplastic styrene elastomer (TPS) business currently held by Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) on Oct. 1. The acquisition price has not been disclosed. With the acquisition, Mitsui Chemicals will be better situated to answer wide-ranging needs in various sectors, such as auto parts and consumer products. Mitsui Chemicals currently...

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JFE Engineering Wins Contract for Expansion Work at Asahi Kasei’s S-SBR Plant in Singapore

JFE Engineering Corp. recently announced that it has been awarded a contract for expansion work at Asahi Kasei Corp.’s (TYO:3407) plant in Singapore, which manufactures solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR). After receiving an order from Asahi Kasei, JFE Engineering began construction work to expand the facilities in July, and will complete the work by January 2019. With this expansion, production...

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Asahi Kasei to Increase Annual Production Capacity for S-SBR by 30,000 Tons

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) has decided to increase its production capacity for solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) for fuel efficient tires. The increase will take place at the company’s Singapore subsidiary Asahi Kasei Synthetic Rubber Singapore. Annual capacity will increase by 30,000 tons, raising the total production capacity in Singapore to 130,000 tons per year. The additional production of S-SBR is...

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Asahi Kasei to Hike Price of Thermoplastic Elastomers

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) will hike prices on products such as clear styrenic copolymers and styrenic thermoplastic elastomers, commencing with shipments from Dec. 1. The price hike applies to the following products at the levels noted. Clear styrenic copolymer, Asaflex, 15 yen ($0.13) or more per kilogram Styrenic thermoplastic elastomers, such as Tufprene and AsapreneT, 25 yen or more per...

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