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Sumitomo Rubber Looks to More Than Double Production of Thin Nitrile Gloves

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is planning to increase its production capacity for nitrile gloves, which are used by medical institutions, food manufacturers and more. Demand for these gloves is on the rise amid the novel coronavirus, and current production is unable to keep up with demand. Responding then to a request from the government, Sumitomo Rubber intends to deal...

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Mitsui Chemicals Moves to Bolster Production of Mask Nose Clamps via Subsidiary

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) recently announced that it will have wholly owned subsidiary Sunrex Industry Co. Ltd. expand its production facilities for Teknorote mask nose clamps. This comes as an effort to meet increased demand, with mask-wearing now having become commonplace due to the fight against COVID-19. Through this move, Mitsui Chemicals will bolster its production capacity of mask nose...

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Okamoto Looks to Build Recycling Facilities at Shizuoka Plant in Bid to Minimize Outsourced Waste Disposal

Okamoto Industries Inc. (TYO:5122) is looking to establish recycling facilities within the site of its Shizuoka Plant in Yoshida, Shizuoka Prefecture. The company, which produces condoms, industrial goods and consumer products, uses the Shizuoka Plant more specifically to create the likes of plastic film, agricultural film, wallpaper and automotive interior materials. Toshio Tamura, president and CEO of Okamoto, said that...

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Toyoda Gosei Looks to Double Production Capacity at Chinese Weatherstrip Plant

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) recently announced that it is looking to double production capacity for automotive rubber weatherstrips at Hubei Toyoda Gosei Zheng Ao Rubber & Plastics Sealing Science and Technology Co. Ltd. (TG Zheng Ao), an affiliate located in Hubei Province, China. By May 2021, Toyoda Gosei aims to have extended its floor space at the location and...

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Zeon to Bolster Cycloolefin Polymer Production

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has decided to boost cycloolefin polymer (COP) production capacity at its Mizushima Plant in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture. The move comes as an effort to respond to rising demand for optical film. Through this project, Zeon intends to increase its production capacity for this highly transparent thermoplastic resin from a current level of 37,000 tons per year up...

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Tosoh Plans 4,000-Ton Increase to CR Production Amid Tight Global Market

Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) is looking to bolster its production capacity for Skyprene, the company’s brand of chloroprene rubber (CR). Targeting a 4,000-ton increase to its annual CR production capacity, Tosoh will remove facility bottlenecks at its Nanyo Complex in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture. These efforts will require an investment of around 5 billion yen ($47.05 million) and bring the company’s total...

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