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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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JSR to Establish New US Plant for Production of Semiconductor Cleaning Agents

Synthetic rubber manufacturer JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) recently announced that its U.S. subsidiary JSR Micro Inc. has started construction on a new plant in the state of Oregon, looking through this to bolster its production capacity for cutting-edge semiconductor cleaning agents. Total investment in the project is expected to come to around $100 million, with operations slated to start up in...

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Toyo Tires to Bolster Tire Production Capacity at US Subsidiary

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) recently announced that it is planning to boost the production capacity of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. (TNA), a tire production subsidiary it controls in the U.S. For this increase, Toyo Tires plans to invest approximately 7 billion yen ($64.85 million) to install new facilities with an annual production capacity equivalent to 1.2 million passenger...

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Global Supply Remains Tight for Chloroprene Rubber

The global supply–demand balance for chloroprene rubber (CR) continues to sit tight. And with no significant reversal expected in these market conditions for the time being, CR manufacturers are rushing to deal with the situation. In Japan, this has seen Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) recently give details on a plan to bolster its production capacity for CR, set to be achieved...

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