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Japan’s Total Carbon Black Demand Expected to Fall 0.6% for 2020

Japan’s total demand for carbon black is expected to drop for a second consecutive year, according to a recent forecast from the country’s Carbon Black Association. Including exports, demand here is estimated at 775,218 tons for 2020, which would mark a year-on-year decline of 0.6 percent. Demand for rubber applications – this being calculated based on forecasts of customer sectors...

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Cabot Japan Emphasizes Importance of Dialogue With World-Leading Tire Manufacturers

Boasting a history of more than 130 years, Cabot Corp. is the world’s largest producer of carbon black. Noriaki Yamanashi, head of the company’s Japanese arm, Cabot Japan KK, said that his company’s existence has significant meaning for the parent firm, with Japan serving as a base to hold dialogues with some of the world’s leading tire manufacturers. Cabot has...

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Tokai Carbon Positions Carbon Black Business as Revenue Base in New Medium-Term Plan

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) has positioned its carbon black business as a major base of revenue within T-2021, a new medium-term management plan set to run from 2019 to 2021. Under this plan, Tokai Carbon’s carbon black business is projected to generate 124 billion yen for 2021, up from a 115.3 billion projection for 2019. Operating profit from the...

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Tokai Carbon to Cover US Environmental Facility Investment Cost With Price Hike on Carbon Black

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) will pass on the investment cost for environmental provisions made at its U.S. base to its price of carbon black. The company is negotiating the price for the next fiscal year and plans to transfer the additional cost to the sale price as a surcharge. The U.S. carbon black market has faced tightening environmental regulations...

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Price Hikes Set for Synthetic Rubber, Carbon Black and More

Synthetic rubber, carbon black and a range of other raw materials have entered into a major period of price rises. This comes as price spikes for crude oil and naphtha – as well as the rising costs of distribution – place increasing pressure on companies in the industry. In synthetic rubber, industry leader JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has announced that it...

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Tokai Carbon Set to Hugely Outperform Targets From T-2018 Management Plan

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) appears likely to significantly exceed targets set under T-2018, the company’s medium-term management plan slated to end this fiscal year after a three-year run. Coming as a result of increased product prices and other such factors, the company now expects to post annual figures far above its initial targets of 110 billion yen ($990.23 million)...

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