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Asahi Kasei Publicly Unveils Fifth-Generation S-SBR at IRC 2016

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) publicly unveiled its fifth-generation solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) during the Rubber & Elastomer Technical Exhibition at IRC 2016 Kitakyushu. The company exhibited XF and XB grades from the new series. Although they had been shown to engineers at conferences, this is the first time for the company to exhibit the grades publicly. Deliveries are already...

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Asahi Kasei’s Strategy for Synthetic Rubber Operations

Amid weak movement in rubber overall, Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp.’s (TYO:3407) solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S–SBR) business has found relatively robust performance in its specialty area of high-performance products. The company has felt some impact with a portion of its product lines due to the economic downturn in China, a large consumption market. However, demand in Asia on the whole has...

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Asahi Kasei S-SBR Sales Strong

Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp. sales volume for solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) increased over the previous year during the first half of fiscal 2015 (April-September). The Chinese economy and falling automobile sales during the first half had a negative effect on the rubber industry, while Asian tire manufacturers adjusted their production prior to the summer. Even so, an Asahi Kasei...

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