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China Issues Preliminary Ruling on NBR Anti-Dumping Duty: Zeon Faces 30%, JSR 18.1%

China has issued a preliminary ruling on an anti-dumping duty targeting nitrile rubber (NBR) imports from Japan and South Korea. This follows the country’s Ministry of Commerce having announced this duty on July 16. Under the new anti-dumping duty, Japan’s Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) is required to pay a deposit of 30 percent on its NBR exports to China, with this...

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Zeon to Develop New Synthetic Rubber Grades and Technical Services

Zeon Corp.’s (TYO:4205) synthetic rubber business is doing well at present. As for specialty rubber not used in tires specifically, rising operation rates of oil wells thanks to renewed shale gas production have been a boon for hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) and nitrile rubber (NBR). Zeon is opening the Asia Technical Support Laboratory (ATSL) in Singapore this month to...

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JSR Hikes Prices on Synthetic Rubber and Emulsion Products

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has raised its prices on synthetic rubber and emulsion products, starting with deliveries from Feb. 1. The company says that the hikes are in response to increased prices of raw materials in domestic naphtha. These come on the back of a weakening yen and the high price of crude oil, along with skyrocketing butadiene prices since last...

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Sansho Kogyo Transitions to More Heat-Resistant, Durable Rubber

Tokyo-based rubber manufacturer Sansho Kogyo Co. Ltd. is moving toward more frequent use of hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) and fluororubber in its rubber materials, citing increased industry demand for durability and heat resistance. Traditionally, rubber products have been optimized for oil resistance, using high quantities of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR). The production of more compact engines in recent years,...

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Synthetic Rubber Production Volume in Japan Down 12% for March

Synthetic rubber production volume in Japan dropped to 102,196 tons for March, down about 12 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the Synthetic Rubber Industry Association of Japan. The total production volume between January and March was 388,573 tons, a 4 percent year-on-year decline. Meanwhile, the production volume of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) for March plummeted to...

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Rubber and Resin Gloves – Market Trends (4): Dunlop Home Products

Dunlop Home Products Co. Ltd. presently boasts strong-performing merchandise in the form of its disposable gloves, and the company is analyzing to see if the increase in demand is due to consumer-friendly pricing. As far as new products go, the company is making a push with the “Sara Sararin” line of its natural-rubber household-glove series, “Ki kara Umareta” (literally, “Made...

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