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JSR to Switch up Top Management With New Positions, New President

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) announced on March 14 that it intends to restructure its top management, having made a decision on this at a board of directors meeting earlier that day. Managing Officer Eric Johnson, 57, has been selected to fill the newly created role of CEO. Meanwhile, Nobuo Kawahashi, 62 – currently an executive managing officer at JSR – was...

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JSR Posts Increase to Revenues, Profits on Back of Robust Sales for S-SBR

Synthetic rubber manufacturer JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has posted sales of 376.55 billion yen ($3.43 billion) for the first nine months of fiscal 2018, representing growth of 20.1 percent over the same period last year. Meanwhile, the company’s operating profit was up 2.1 percent year-on-year to 37.95 billion yen, with its net profit for the period increasing 0.2 percent to 27.72...

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JSR Director Koichi Kawasaki Outlays Goals, Results Targets for 2019

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) is intending to pursue its various goals for fiscal 2019 in a steady manner while achieving results, says Koichi Kawasaki, a representative director and managing officer. While external conditions for the year are difficult to predict, the first point of call, he said, will be in making efforts to get Hungarian operations up and running for solution-polymerized...

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Price Hikes Set for Synthetic Rubber, Carbon Black and More

Synthetic rubber, carbon black and a range of other raw materials have entered into a major period of price rises. This comes as price spikes for crude oil and naphtha – as well as the rising costs of distribution – place increasing pressure on companies in the industry. In synthetic rubber, industry leader JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has announced that it...

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JSR Plans Price Hikes for Synthetic Rubbers, Emulsions

Major synthetic rubber firm JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) announced on Oct. 1 that it will be increasing prices for a range of its synthetic rubbers, emulsions and other products from Oct. 21 onward. For synthetic rubbers, the company will raise its per-kilogram prices by at least 15 yen ($0.13) for styrene–butadiene rubber; 16 yen for butadiene rubber; 16 yen for isoprene...

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Bridgestone Targets Commercial Tire Applications for Plant-Derived Isoprene Rubber

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has entered into a joint research project for plant-derived isoprene rubber and its high-performance derivatives, working here on production technologies and practical applications for these materials. Efforts under the project look to establish plant-derived isoprene rubber as a practical, industrialized alternative to the natural rubber and oil-derived synthetic rubber currently used as raw...

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