Denka Performance Elastomer

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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Denka’s CR Business Shows Resolve Amid Uneven Domestic, International Markets

The chloroprene rubber (CR) business of Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) has increased its revenue since Nov. 1 of last year, when operations started up at U.S. subsidiary Denka Performance Elastomer LLC. Domestically, however, the business has stagnated somewhat, with a decline in CR for vehicle parts due to a downturn in automotive production volume. Denka has also suffered declines in...

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