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JSR Develops Materials for 3D-Printed, Lightweight Artificial Legs

Synthetic rubber and chemicals manufacturer JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has developed a 3D-printed prosthetic leg in a joint project with All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. (ANA) and prosthesis manufacturer SHC Design Inc. The company intends to support efforts to commercialize the tool. Current prosthetic legs are typically made from metal and cost a pricey 300,000 to 400,000 yen ($2,953 to $3,937)....

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JSR Elastomer Business Shows Slight Profit in Q1 Amid Decrease in Sales

Business performance for JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) suffered somewhat over the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. The large synthetic-rubber manufacturer announced on July 25 that sales for April–June saw a year-on-year drop of 7 percent, falling to 88.786 billion yen ($878.535 million); operating profit fell 24 percent, down to 5.637 billion yen; pretax profit dropped by 20 percent, at...

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JSR Eyes to Strengthen Global S–SBR Promotion

Japan’s largest manufacturer of synthetic rubber, JSR Corp. (TYO:4185), is doing well with its solution styrene butadiene rubber (S–SBR) for fuel-efficient tires. The company has increased sales of S–SBR for eco tires by just short of 120 percent over that of the previous term. Such sales expansion has been a point of focus for the company, coming amid a dip...

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Elastomix’s Overseas Strategy in the Rubber Refining Industry – China

Elastomix Co. Ltd., the largest manufacturer and refiner of rubber in Japan and majority-owned by JSR Corp. (TYO:4185), predicts there will be few reasons for demand in Japan to increase in the future. As such, the company plans to aggressively cater to demand overseas through its subsidiaries in China, Thailand and Indonesia. Elastomix’s subsidiary in Foshan, China, added a Banbury...

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Two Rubber Companies Win ‘Nadeshiko Meigara’ Award

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) and synthetic rubber manufacturer JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) have been selected as winners of the 2015 Nadeshiko Meigara award, which recognizes companies that excel in providing women with career opportunities. The prize program is organized by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In the Nadeshiko Meigara selection process, the review panel...

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JSR Announces 3Q Results, Decreased Sales and Profits in Elastomers

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) announced its financial results for the first three quarters of the fiscal year ending March 2016 (April–December 2015). Net sales were down 4 percent to 294.5 billion yen ($2.52 billion), operating income down 3 percent to 29.5 billion yen and net income down 14 percent to 19.8 billion yen.

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