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JSR’s Elastomer Division Sees 6.5% Year-on-Year Increase in Sales

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) recently released its financial results for fiscal 2017, with these showing that sales from the company’s elastomer division went up 6.5 percent year-on-year to 197.37 billion yen ($1.81 billion). Operating profit from the division was at 14.87 billion yen, up 69 percent, while sales volume was at 677,731 tons, down 3 percent. In response to rising butadiene...

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Kuriyama Eyes Continued Strong Performance Across Asia, North America for 2018

Major industrial rubber manufacturer and marketer Kuriyama Holdings Corp. (TYO:3355) is getting strong business performance out of its operations across Asia and North America. Sales for fiscal 2017 have been going steady in Asia for Kuriyama’s urea SCR sensors and module tanks, which comply with emission regulations in the region on construction and agricultural machinery. In China, the company has...

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Zeon Sees 22% Sales Increase in Elastomer Business for First Three Quarters

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has posted 146 billion yen ($1.33 billion) in sales for its elastomer materials business over the first three quarters of fiscal 2017, marking a year-on-year increase of 22 percent. The sales figures included a 29 percent increase in rubber, totaling 104.1 billion yen; a 14 percent in increase in latex, reaching 14.5 billion yen; and a 6...

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Mitsuboshi Belting Posts Record-High Earnings for Second Quarter

Conveyor and transmission belt manufacturer Mitsuboshi Belting Co. (TYO:5192) has posted approximately 35.59 billion yen ($316.92 million) in total sales for the July–September period of fiscal 2017. This represents an increase of 7.1 percent over the same period for the previous year. The company also set record highs for the second quarter for operating profit, ordinary profit and quarterly net...

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Nitto Kako’s Rubber Business Sees 4.7% Growth in First Half

Nitto Kako Co., Ltd. (TYO:5104) recently released its business results for the first half (April–September) of the fiscal year ending March 2018. The company posted sales of 3.87 billion yen ($34.05 million), down 4.9 percent over the same period last year; an operating profit of 158 million yen, down 7.8 percent; an ordinary profit of 155 million yen, down 6.1...

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Nippon Valqua Sees Sharp Jump in Earnings and Profits for Seal Products

Nippon Valqua Industries Ltd. (TYO:7995) is experiencing a good run with its seal business. Performance overall has also been good as of late for Nippon Valqua, as evidenced by the company’s results for the April–September quarter for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. The major seal manufacturer saw net sales in the second quarter of 23.28 billion yen ($204.65...

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