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Carbon Black Shipments Down 0.9% for September

According to data collated by the Japanese Carbon Black Association, 49,729 tons of carbon black was shipped in September. This is a 0.9 percent year-on-year decrease and the tenth consecutive month of a year-on-year decline. Of carbon black used for rubber, shipments of that used in tires turned positive, seeing a 3.3 percent increase. At the same time, carbon black...

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Tokai Carbon Increases Price for Carbon Black as Oil Continues to Rise

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) has increased the price of its carbon black products by 3 yen per kilogram. The change was implemented for deliveries beginning Nov. 1, applying to all varieties of carbon black. A release from the company stated that the price of raw oil used in carbon black has been rising incrementally since bottoming out at the...

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Carbon Black Shipments Down 7.3% to 49,900 Tons for July

Shipment volume of carbon black in July was down 7.3 percent to 49,900 tons from the same period last year, marking the eighth consecutive year-on-year decline, according to the Japanese Carbon Black Association. Carbon black shipments for rubber products dropped by 6.5 percent for tires and 10 percent for general rubber products. The total shipment volume for rubber products was...

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Tokai Carbon at Full Production Capacity in Thailand, Pondering Overseas Expansion

Speaking recently on overseas operations, Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) President Hajime Nagasaka said that production at the company’s subsidary Thai Tokai Carbon Product Co. Ltd. is currently operating at full capacity. The path to this, Nagasaka said, was not by getting into unreasonable price competition – it was by customers who had been using low-price goods from China and...

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Japanese Carbon Black Association Publishes Carbon Black Almanac 2016

The Japanese Carbon Black Association recently published the 2016 edition (vol. 66) of its carbon black almanac, the only yearbook in the Japanese carbon black industry. This new edition contains a complete overview of the industry in 2015, with information regarding supply and demand trends in the Japanese market, as well as the latest international information from the following regions:...

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Tokai Carbon to Shut Down Carbon Black Production Line at Ishinomaki Plant

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) is planning to shut down one of four carbon black production lines at its Ishinomaki plant in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Annual production capacity will be reduced from 60,000 to 46,000 tons within 2016. The plant supplies carbon black to tire factories and rubber-parts manufacturers throughout eastern Japan. In March 2011, production stopped after the...

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