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Zeon to Establish New Production Facilities for LiB Materials in Thailand

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has decided to increase its production capacity for LiB materials. The synthetic rubber and chemicals manufacturer plans here for new production facilities to be built under Thai subsidiary Zeon Chemicals Asia Co. Ltd., with production of battery binders – a mainstay part of Zeon’s battery materials business – set to begin here in 2024. Zeon’s medium-term business...

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Denka Decides to Continue Acetylene Black Production at Omuta Plant Amid Rising LiB Demand

Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) recently announced that it has decided to continue production for certain grades of acetylene black at its Omuta Plant in Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture. The company previously announced on Nov. 8, 2017, that it intended to stop production of calcium carbide-based products at its Omuta Plant. This included plans to halt the plant’s production of acetylene black...

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Zeon President Discusses Growth Strategy in Increasingly EV-Centric Market

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) President Kimiaki Tanaka recently spoke with Japan Rubber Weekly about how the accelerating trend toward electric vehicles (EVs) will impact his company. Tanaka said that specialty rubber, which is used in parts around automotive engines and is central to the company’s earnings, will be used less and less as the industry continues its march toward EVs. Zeon...

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