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Kraton Develops Unvulcanized TPE With High Levels of Softness, Strength

Kraton Corp. recently developed a new type of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) latex under the name Cariflex IR2GL1. Taking the form of a new styrene block copolymer TPE latex, the product is aimed toward use in the likes of surgical gloves. Cariflex IR2GL1 foregoes the conventional need for vulcanization while exhibiting strength, softness and flexibility. In addition, it is free from...

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Zeon Reports FY 2015 Results, Synthetic Rubber Sales Volume Up 2%

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has announced its consolidated net sales declined by 4 percent year-on-year to 295.6 billion yen ($2.8 billion), and its net income decreased by 5 percent to 18 billion yen for the fiscal year ending March 2016. Price drops in export thermoplastic elastomers and rubbers, led by general-purpose rubbers, negatively affected the earnings for the period. Meanwhile, consolidated...

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