elastomers

Interview: Zeon President Kimiaki Tanaka Explains Plan to Boost Focus on Specialty Elastomers

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has set its sights on having speciality products make up a larger proportion of its elastomers business going forward. Company president Kimiaki Tanaka took some time out recently to speak with Japan Rubber Weekly about these plans. Tanaka noted that in its business for elastomer materials, Zeon recently started up a new Thai plant for acrylic rubber....

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Mitsui Chemicals Mobility Segment Sees Double-Digit Sales Increase for Fiscal 2018

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) recently released its business results for fiscal 2018. The company’s overall sales for the period totaled 1.48 trillion yen ($13.47 billion), up 11.6 percent year-on-year. Operating profit was 93.43 billion yen, down 9.7 percent year-on-year; ordinary profit was 102.97 billion yen, down 6.6 percent; and net profit was 76.12 billion yen, up 6.3 percent. Mitsui Chemicals’...

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Mitsui Chemicals Pursues Applications for Temperature-Sensitive Elastomer

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) is targeting various applications for Absortomer, a material with unique characteristics that open up potential for use in a wide range of sectors. Developed 10 years ago and named just three years ago, this relatively new product takes its name from a portmanteau of the words “absorb” and “elastomer.” Absortomer is an alpha-olefin copolymer that has...

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NOF Sees Success With High-Performance Elastomers for Auto Parts

NOF Corp. (TYO:4403) is keeping a keen eye on its NOF-Alloy TZ Series of high-performance elastomers, which are targeted toward use in components around automotive engines. Most applications for the series at present see these products being used in air ducts for trucks and similar vehicles. The NOF-Alloy TZ Series covers a range of thermoplastic elastomers with polymer alloy technology...

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