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Tokai Carbon Expects Strong Business Performance to Continue

Carbon black manufacturer Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) is enjoying strong business performance, with recently posted business results showing drastic increases to the company’s sales and profits. Sales for the year through December 2017 were up 19.9 percent from the previous year. Meanwhile, operating profit rose by 915.1 percent, ordinary profit by 678.3 percent, and net profit increased by approximately...

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Tokai Carbon at Full Production Capacity in Thailand, Pondering Overseas Expansion

Speaking recently on overseas operations, Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) President Hajime Nagasaka said that production at the company’s subsidary Thai Tokai Carbon Product Co. Ltd. is currently operating at full capacity. The path to this, Nagasaka said, was not by getting into unreasonable price competition – it was by customers who had been using low-price goods from China and...

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Tokai Carbon to Shut Down Carbon Black Production Line at Ishinomaki Plant

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) is planning to shut down one of four carbon black production lines at its Ishinomaki plant in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Annual production capacity will be reduced from 60,000 to 46,000 tons within 2016. The plant supplies carbon black to tire factories and rubber-parts manufacturers throughout eastern Japan. In March 2011, production stopped after the...

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