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Chinese Rubber Industry to Introduce Tire Labeling System

The China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) has revealed that the planned labeling system showing a tire’s environmental performance characteristics at a glance will be implemented starting on Sept. 15, 2016. Comprising a grading scheme and a set of labeling management regulations, the system ranks tires as fuel-efficient “Green Tires” when specified standards for rolling resistance, wet grip and noise are...

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Denka Continues Market Development in China Despite Unresolved Anti-dumping Duty

China’s ministry of commerce has announced that it will reopen its examination of the anti-dumping duty on chloroprene rubber (CR), prompted by a complaint that was filed by a Chinese CR manufacturer. On the other side of the equation, with local users comprised largely of businesses that rely on CR imports, numerous CR manufacturers are seeking an impartial judgment. For...

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Amid Global Stagnation, Tosoh’s CR Business Finds Opportunities in India

Chemical manufacturer Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) saw a slight year-on-year decline through March of this year on the sales volume of its chloroprene rubber (CR) business. On the back of a weak Japanese yen, the company had hoped domestically to see a rebound in the number of produced automobiles. However, such numbers remained stagnant from the previous term. CR is used...

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Toyo Retread Gets Sales Boost From Availability of Tire Casings

Toyo Retread recorded its all-time highest production volumes and best ever sales last year at its factory in Otaru, Hokkaido. An important reason for this was that tire casings – the base material for retreaded tires – could be easily obtained. Tire casings have become more readily available because of an increase in the number of factories manufacturing new tires...

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Sagami Rubber Boasts Strong Sales of 0.01mm PU Condoms

Sagami Rubber Industries Co. Ltd. (TYO:5194) is making good sales on its polyurethane condoms despite being priced twice as high as their latex counterparts. The polyurethane product features superior thinness and strength, reassuring consumers and contributing to expanded sales. Approximately 70 percent of Sagami Rubber’s sales are from condoms. Ultra-thin polyurethane condoms (0.01mm thick) have been selling especially well ever...

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Elastomix’s Overseas Strategy in the Rubber Refining Industry – China

Elastomix Co. Ltd., the largest manufacturer and refiner of rubber in Japan and majority-owned by JSR Corp. (TYO:4185), predicts there will be few reasons for demand in Japan to increase in the future. As such, the company plans to aggressively cater to demand overseas through its subsidiaries in China, Thailand and Indonesia. Elastomix’s subsidiary in Foshan, China, added a Banbury...

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