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JSR Hikes Prices on Synthetic Rubber and Emulsion Products

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has raised its prices on synthetic rubber and emulsion products, starting with deliveries from Feb. 1. The company says that the hikes are in response to increased prices of raw materials in domestic naphtha. These come on the back of a weakening yen and the high price of crude oil, along with skyrocketing butadiene prices since last...

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Synthetic Rubber Production Regresses Into Negative Territory for September 2016

Total production volume of synthetic rubber fell 9.6 percent year-on-year for the month of September 2016, dropping to 128,830 tons, according to the Synthetic Rubber Industry Association of Japan. It represents a regression back from what was a positive year-on-year total the month prior. Outside of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), which saw a 1.9-percent increase, year-on-year declines were witnessed across all...

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Synthetic Rubber Production Down 5.6% to 774,000 Tons in First Half

Synthetic rubber production fell 5.6 percent year-on-year to 773,584 tons in the first half of 2016, according to the Synthetic Rubber Industry Association of Japan. Production was down for all categories year-on-year, including a 6.1 percent decline for styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), a 2.8 percent decline for polybutadiene rubber (BR) and a 2.2 percent decline for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPT)....

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Synthetic Rubber Production Volume in Japan Down 12% for March

Synthetic rubber production volume in Japan dropped to 102,196 tons for March, down about 12 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the Synthetic Rubber Industry Association of Japan. The total production volume between January and March was 388,573 tons, a 4 percent year-on-year decline. Meanwhile, the production volume of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) for March plummeted to...

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Ube Reports Strong BR Shipments in Q3

Ube Industries (TYO:4208) announced results for the first nine months of the fiscal year ending March 2016, showing sales of 482 billion yen ($4.28 billion), increasing 2 percent. Profit on operations was 31.3 billion yen, an increase of 118 percent. Ordinary income was 30.1 billion yen, up 117 percent. Net profit grew substantially by 275 percent to 19.2 billion yen.

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