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Denka to Withdraw From EVA Emulsion, Vinyl Acetate Resin Businesses

Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) recently announced that it is planning a business withdrawal for ethylene–vinyl acetate (EVA) emulsion and vinyl acetate resin. The company intends to stop its operations here by August 2021. Denka has been producing and selling these two materials since the 1970s, and has worked constantly to cut costs while pursuing a number of other business improvements....

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Denka Decides to Continue Acetylene Black Production at Omuta Plant Amid Rising LiB Demand

Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) recently announced that it has decided to continue production for certain grades of acetylene black at its Omuta Plant in Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture. The company previously announced on Nov. 8, 2017, that it intended to stop production of calcium carbide-based products at its Omuta Plant. This included plans to halt the plant’s production of acetylene black...

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Denka Moves to Increase Singaporean Production of MS Resin

Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) recently announced that it will stop producing its Denka Styrol line of general-purpose polystyrene resin at consolidated subsidiary Denka Singapore Pvt. Ltd. (DSPL). By then carrying out facility remodeling, the company will use the location to instead bolster its production capacity for MS resin going forward. Approximately 2.7 billion yen ($25.02 million) will be invested to...

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Denka, Mitsubishi Materials to Co-Develop Ceramic Substrates for Eco-Friendly Cars

Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) and Mitsubishi Materials Corp. (TYO:5711) have reached an agreement to co-develop new ceramic substrates, targeting these toward power modules in the motors of EVs and other such environmentally friendly vehicles. Following development, the companies plan to pursue efforts aimed at full-scale mass production. With the surging need for automotive electrification in recent years, there has been...

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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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Denka Establishes New Hub to Integrate Management, Bolster Cooperation at Omi Plant

Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061), a chemical firm that produces synthetic rubber and high-performance polymers, recently announced that it has completed construction of a new general office at its Omi Plant in Niigata Prefecture. Named the Omi Innovation Hub, this new facility will be used to bring more integrated and efficient management to the plant while also facilitating cooperation between different...

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