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Showa Denko’s CR Sales Boosted by US Business Despite Yen’s Rise

Showa Denko K.K. (TYO:4004) enjoyed strong chloroprene rubber (CR) business during the January-June half of 2016 despite a rise in the yen’s value against other currencies. Although the business verged on stagnation in Japan, South Korea and China, performance was solid in the U.S., Europe and Southeast Asia. In the U.S. in particular, products for automotive, construction and adhesive applications sold...

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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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Synthetic Rubber Production Volume in Japan Down 12% for March

Synthetic rubber production volume in Japan dropped to 102,196 tons for March, down about 12 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the Synthetic Rubber Industry Association of Japan. The total production volume between January and March was 388,573 tons, a 4 percent year-on-year decline. Meanwhile, the production volume of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) for March plummeted to...

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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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Gates Unitta Asia Releases New Multifunction Belt

Gates Unitta Asia Co. has released a new product, the Two Fit Belt, which acts in both capacities of synchronous power transmission and friction transmission. A multifunction belt, this new product has a curvilinear toothed synchronous belt with synchronized transmission on one side, while on the other side has a V-ribbed, high-load capacity belt with friction transmission. Primarily used to...

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Tosoh Announces Mid-term Business Plans Through FY 2017

President of chemical manufacturer Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042), Toshinori Yamamoto, has announced the company’s mid-term business plans through to the end of the 2017 fiscal year. It is the first time in 30 years that the company has made such a public announcement concerning its mid-term business plans. With the mid-term plan, Tosoh has a business policy of promoting safety reforms;...

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