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Kureha Elastomer Sees Strong Demand for Ultrathin Rubber Sheets

Kureha Elastomer Co. Ltd., a maker of rubber sheeting and molded products, is enjoying strong business performance for its ultrathin sheets. In addition to the electronics industry, which is the main source of demand, the company’s sheeting is being met with heavy demand for use in production processes at semiconductor manufacturing plants. Recent years have also seen demand continue to...

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Several Rubber Sheet Makers Set About Remedying Profit Issues

Rubber sheet manufacturers are endeavoring to improve profits. Between March and June this year, a number of companies set out on making price revisions, primarily on general-purpose products. Two companies have additionally pushed forward on a unification of product classes, including the closing down of unprofitable products. Five companies set out on these price revisions: Tigers Polymer Corp. (TYO:4231), Kureha...

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Japan Rubber Workers Union Confederation Negotiates 1,010 Yen Pay Scale Increase

The settlement results for labor force wages and annual bonuses have started to come out from the “spring offensive” negotiations in Japan. The Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation is comprised of 58 member unions. Forty-eight of those put forth wage demands to the companies of the unions’ respective labor forces, from which 20 unions have reached conclusions. Regarding annual bonuses, 45...

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Ultra-thin Rubber Sheets

Kureha Elastomer to Target Battery, Medical Instrumentation Markets

Kureha Elastomer Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of office automation (OA) equipment and rubber spinning rollers, is developing ultra-thin high-performance rubber sheets with which it hopes to target new markets such as batteries and medical instrumentations. The ultra-thin high-precision sheets measure 0.05-0.02 mm in thickness with tolerances of ±10 percent, and can be produced from various kinds of synthetic rubber in...

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Focusing Efforts on Mining Supplies—Kureha Elastomer

New Year’s Top Interview—Terumoto Shiroeda, president of Kureha Elastomer Co. Ltd., says that 2015 was more valley than peak for his company amid poor economic conditions. He spoke in a recent interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, looking back on the past business year.

Shiroeda said that products for the mining sector did well during the April-September period, putting in a solid business performance.

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