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N-Plus Exhibition Takes Place in Tokyo, Advanced Materials and Technologies on Display

Materials and technology exhibition N-Plus is taking place at Tokyo Big Sight over Sept. 28–30. Exhibitors from a variety of manufacturing industries, joined by companies involved in the rubber industry, are targeting visitors who seek advanced performance and added-value technologies and materials. Held annually, N-Plus represents a good opportunity for companies to gain exposure and acclaim for their newly developed...

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JX Energy Develops New Rubber for Injection Molding

Major Japanese oil refiner and distributor JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. has developed an “injection-moldable rubber” using an innovative elastomer with a mechanism based on a new concept. A manufacturer and supplier of ethylidene norbornene (ENB), a raw material for ethylene propylene rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer, or EPDM), JX Energy enjoys a 70 percent share in the world...

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Mitsui Chemicals—High Expectations for New EPDM Grade

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) achieved a strong performance in the first half of fiscal 2015 (April–September) for EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) rubber. Contributing factors were a weak yen and low naphtha prices. Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Elastomers Co. Ltd. (SSME), Mitsui Chemicals’ joint venture for EPDM production in China that went onstream at the end of 2014, started up again in...

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How Long Will Global EPDM Rubber Oversupply Last?

by Yasuhiko Shimizu, Chief Editor E-media   Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), a synthetic rubber used in products including automobile parts and electrical cables, is currently in global oversupply. EPDM is a synthetic rubber with superior electrical properties and outstanding resistance to weather, ozone, heat, cold and chemicals. A large share of overall production is used in the manufacture of...

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