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China Issues Preliminary Ruling on NBR Anti-Dumping Duty: Zeon Faces 30%, JSR 18.1%

China has issued a preliminary ruling on an anti-dumping duty targeting nitrile rubber (NBR) imports from Japan and South Korea. This follows the country’s Ministry of Commerce having announced this duty on July 16. Under the new anti-dumping duty, Japan’s Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) is required to pay a deposit of 30 percent on its NBR exports to China, with this...

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Japan’s Carbon Black Production Rises 0.3% for January–September

Domestic carbon black production increased 0.3 percent year-on-year to 419,983 tons for the first nine months of 2017, according to figures from the Carbon Black Association of Japan. Furnace black for rubber totaled 392,964 tons, up 0.5 percent. Meanwhile, other carbon black for non-rubber applications totaled 27,019 tons, down 2.8 percent. The total shipment volume for the period was 413,336...

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Conveyor Belt Production in Recovery

The conveyor belt business is recovering thanks to a turnaround in domestic demand for conveyor production and a 40 percent jump in exports to Australia. Meanwhile, soaring raw material costs are hurting the industry’s bottom line. Production volume figures for January through August compiled by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association show that output has recovered on a year-on-year basis to...

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Carbon Black Shipment Volume Rises For Fifth Straight Month

Shipment volume of carbon black for May rose to 43,271 tons, up 0.2 percent from the same period a year prior, according to data compiled by the Carbon Black Association. This marks the fifth consecutive month of year-on-year increases. Looking at carbon black shipments for rubber, the volume for general-purpose rubber rose 1.4 percent. However, shipment volume was sluggish for...

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Rubber Goods Exports and Imports Down for April

Both export and import value for rubber products declined year-on-year for the month of April, according to records collated by the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association. Sourced from Trade Statistics of Japan, the records show that the value of exported rubber products for April was 76.59 billion yen ($760 million), which makes for a year-on-year decline of 10.8 percent. It was...

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Japan’s 2015 Rubber Goods Exports Down 4%, Imports Up 8%

The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) released a compilation of full-year figures for 2015 showing that exports of rubber goods fell by 4 percent year-on-year to 977 billion yen ($8.78 billion). The poorer performance compared to the previous year was despite the weak yen. Meanwhile, exports rose for the sixth year in a row, increasing 8 percent year-on-year to 428.9...

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