milastomer

Mitsui Chemicals Posts Record-High Profits for First Half

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) President and CEO Tsutomu Tannowa recently announced that the company set new record-high operating, ordinary and net profits in the first half (April–September) of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. Over the period, the company generated 620.9 billion yen ($5.49 billion) in sales, 48.2 billion yen in operating profit, 49.9 billion yen in ordinary profit...

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Mitsui Chemicals Set to Acquire TPS Business From Asahi Kasei

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) has announced that it will acquire the Sunvieo thermoplastic styrene elastomer (TPS) business currently held by Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) on Oct. 1. The acquisition price has not been disclosed. With the acquisition, Mitsui Chemicals will be better situated to answer wide-ranging needs in various sectors, such as auto parts and consumer products. Mitsui Chemicals currently...

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Mitsui Chemicals to Ramp up TPE Production to 60,000 Tons by 2020

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) will expand production capacity for thermoplastic elastomer product Milastomer to 60,000 tons by 2020. This figure represents a 30-percent increase compared to 2017’s volume. Milastomer is a cross-linked olefin-based thermoplastic elastomer, referred to as thermoplastic vulcanite (TPV). The material’s primary ingredients are ethylene propylene (EP) rubber and polypropylene (PP). Compared to other soft resins, Milastomer has...

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Mitsui Chemicals to Expand TPE Production Capacity, Investing 1 Billion Yen

Responding to increased global demand, Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) will increase annual production capacity of its Milastomer thermoplastic elastomer by 5,000 tons. The company will invest almost 1 billion yen ($10 million) in expanding production facilities of its wholly-owned subsidiary Sun Alloys Co. Ltd., adding one production line of 5,000 annual tons. Construction will start in February 2017 and is planned...

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