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Yokohama Rubber to Increase Tire Prices 6–7%

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will raise its wholesale prices for tires in the domestic market from April 1. Products to see price hikes are tires, tubes and flaps sold in Japan. Summer passenger tires and summer and winter van tires will see a price hike of 6 percent. Meanwhile a 7-percent price hike will be imposed on summer and...

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Showa Denko Increases Prices for Entire Range of Chloroprene Rubber

Showa Denko KK (TYO:4004) is raising the price of its full line of chloroprene rubber (CR). Marketed as Showa Denko Chloroprene, the various grades of CR are being increased to at least 42 yen ($0.37) per kilogram, coming into effect for delivery from March 1. The company’s CR business is tied up in an environment that has gone into a...

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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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Escalating Butadiene Prices to Place Significant Pressure on Synthetic Rubber Manufacturers

The price of butadiene is increasing dramatically. After trending for some time at an Asian spot price near $1,000 per ton, the synthetic rubber raw material started on a rapidly ascending curve in autumn last year. It has resulted in a tripling in value, jumping to approximately $3,000 per ton. The sharp gain in butadiene will have a strong impact...

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Tokai Carbon Increases Price for Carbon Black as Oil Continues to Rise

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) has increased the price of its carbon black products by 3 yen per kilogram. The change was implemented for deliveries beginning Nov. 1, applying to all varieties of carbon black. A release from the company stated that the price of raw oil used in carbon black has been rising incrementally since bottoming out at the...

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Togawa Rubber to Raise Prices of Natural Rubber Sheets

Togawa Rubber Co. Ltd. will revise pricing for its natural rubber sheets from January 1, 2016. The lines that will be affected are the thicker versions of the general-purpose natural rubber sheets, for which current prices will increase by 15–20 percent. Although the cost of primary materials is relatively stable, manufacturing facilities differ with respect to the thickness of the rubber...

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