polyisoprene rubber

Fuji Latex Targets Higher Profits With IR Condoms

Fuji Latex Co. Ltd. (TYO:5199) has released projected earnings for the fiscal year ending March 2018. The company forecasts a 7.7 percent year-on-year increase in sales to 7.6 billion yen ($68.17 million), a 34.5 percent increase in operating profit to 740 million yen, a 32.1 percent increase in ordinary profit to 670 million yen and a 19.7 percent increase in...

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Bridgestone Develops Next-Gen Polyisoprene, Potential to Outperform Natural Rubber

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO: 5108) announced on Dec. 13 that it has successfully synthesized a next-generation polyisoprene rubber (IR). The material features a narrowly controlled molecular structure and uses the company’s proprietary new gadolinium (Gd) polymerization catalyst. The new catalyst enables industrial applications for which conventional Gd catalysts have so far been unsuitable. Although IR is the synthetic rubber most closely...

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