chloroprene rubber

Global Supply Remains Tight for Chloroprene Rubber

The global supply–demand balance for chloroprene rubber (CR) continues to sit tight. And with no significant reversal expected in these market conditions for the time being, CR manufacturers are rushing to deal with the situation. In Japan, this has seen Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) recently give details on a plan to bolster its production capacity for CR, set to be achieved...

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Denka Plans Productivity Boost for Chloroprene Rubber as Global Supply Remains Tight

Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) President Manabu Yamamoto has shed light on his company’s future plans for chloroprene rubber (CR), which is currently up against a tight supply–demand balance around the world. Yamamoto revealed that Denka is looking to increase its productivity for the material via bottleneck removal, implementing moves for this not only at the company’s Omi Plant in Japan...

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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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Denka Plans 10,000-Ton Production Increase for Chloroprene Rubber

Toshio Imai, a managing executive officer at chloroprene rubber (CR) market leader Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061), recently revealed plans by the company to deal with globally tight supply for CR. Imai clarified that Denka intends to increase its production of the material by 10,000 tons, and that plans here include resuming operations at a stopped line within its domestic Omi...

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Chloroprene Rubber Shortage Intensifies Worldwide, Affecting Japanese Firms

Chloroprene rubber (CR) is continuing to face a global shortage. Japanese CR manufacturers are already at their limit, holding down exports to prioritize domestic supply, while both producers and users of the product are struggling to navigate a situation where there are no expectations of a falloff in demand. A representative of one Japanese CR manufacturer has said that his...

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Showa Glove Launches New Solvent-Resistant Gloves for Chemical Handling Work

Showa Glove Co. recently launched the Showa 3415, a chloroprene-based glove designed to protect hands from the dangers of working with chemical substances. The gloves come in black and are available in the three sizes of medium, large and extra large. As a solvent-resistant glove fully coated in chloroprene rubber, the company’s new product offers resistance to both acidic and...

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