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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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Tokyo Zairyo’s Income Up Seventh Year in a Row, High Value-added Products Contribute

Tokyo Zairyo Corp., a raw material trading company and a subsidiary of Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205), has announced its annual net revenue for the fiscal year ending March 2016 was 87.924 billion yen ($865 million), down 2 percent year-on-year. Ordinary income was 1.854 billion yen, up 2 percent and net profit was 1.357 billion yen, down 13 percent. Ordinary income rose...

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Tokai Carbon Posts 9% Sales Drop in 2015

Japan’s largest carbon black manufacturer Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO: 5301) reported annual sales of 104.9 billion yen ($921.8 million) for fiscal 2015 (January-December), marking a 9 percent year-on-year decline. Of those, the carbon black (CB) segment accounted for sales of 46.2 billion yen ($406 million), a year-on-year decline of 16 percent. Operating profit declined 50 percent to 1.3 billion...

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Carbon Black Masterbatch Output Down

Japan’s carbon black masterbatch industry is experiencing a downturn. The expected rise in demand starting in July 2015 had not materialized as of November. Accordingly, the Japan Polymer Mixing Manufacturers Association (JPMA; comprising 24 companies) has lowered its forecast for 2015 to between 110,000 and 115,000 tons, about the same as 2014, or less. The year the JPMA was established,...

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