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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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Carbon Black Shipments Down 3.3% for June, 4.6% for First Half

The shipment volume of carbon black for June fell 3.3 percent year on year, down at 49,414 tons, according to records compiled by the Japanese Carbon Black Association. This marked the seventh consecutive month of decline from the previous year’s results. Shipments of carbon black for rubber products were down 5.7 percent for tires, while that for general rubber products...

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Carbon Black Shipping Volume Down 3% for June

Shipping volume for carbon black in June was 49,414 tons in June according to the Japanese Carbon Black Association. That was down 3 percent over the previous year and marked the seventh straight month of year-on-year declines. Carbon black for rubber products saw shipments down by 6 percent year on year for tires, while that for other general rubber products...

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Tokai Carbon to Increase Price for Carbon Black on Rising Oil Prices

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) announced on July 13 that it will increase the price at which it sells carbon black by 6.5 yen per kilogram for deliveries beginning Aug. 1. The change will apply to all varieties of carbon black the company sells in Japan. In its announcement, Tokai Carbon explained that the price of crude oil used to...

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