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Tokai Carbon Plans Proactive Efforts for Recycling Tire Waste Into Carbon

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) has clarified its plans for pursuing sustainable efforts in the form of tire waste recycling. In a broad sense, Japan’s largest manufacturer of carbon black noted two key ways in which the industry can contribute to the recycling of used tires. The first of these, the company said, is the production of recycled carbon, while...

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Carbon Black Demand Expected to Rise 6.4% for 2022

Japan’s Carbon Black Association has released a forecast of the country’s carbon black demand for 2022, including exports. This points to total demand in the market increasing 6.4 percent year-on-year to 757,840 tons. Looking at carbon black demand for rubber applications specifically, the Carbon Black Association has projected demand growth of 6.8 percent year-on-year to 667,486 tons, including exports. This...

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Tokai Carbon Looks to Boost Carbon Black Profitability With New Management Plan

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) President Hajime Nagasaka has unveiled T-2023, the company’s new three-year medium-term management plan. The company aims to end the plan in fiscal 2023 with record-high sales revenue of 320 billion yen ($2.94 billion), as well as operating income of 57 billion yen, an ROS figure of 18 percent and an EBITDA of 86 billion yen....

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Tokai Carbon Plans Price Hike for May, Citing Cost Increases

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) announced on April 12 that it will be implementing a price hike on shipments of all carbon black grades from its domestic Japanese plants, including export shipments. The price increase is set to come to 26.8 yen ($0.25) per kilogram, which will be put into effect starting with shipments made on May 1. Explaining its...

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Carbon Black Production Rises as North American Tire Demand Trends Toward Recovery

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5301) carbon black business is on the rebound after bottoming out during the April–June quarter, says President Hajime Nagasaka. Speaking at a financial results briefing on Nov. 5, Nagasaka said that demand is recovering particularly in the U.S. and Thai markets, adding that the company’s U.S. production bases have utilization rates up in the 90–95 percent...

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Tokai Carbon Raises All Carbon Black Prices by 6 Yen Per Kilogram

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) has raised prices by 6 yen per kilogram for all carbon black products, implementing this for all shipments to be delivered from May 1 onward. In explaining the price increase, the major carbon black manufacturer says that, due to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) tightening its restrictions on the permitted sulfur content of bunker fuel,...

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