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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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Ube Industries Targets 8% Boost to Butadiene Rubber Production Through Thai, Malaysian Investments

Ube Industries Ltd. (TYO:4208) is planning to increase its current production capacity for butadiene rubber (BR) by approximately 8 percent in 2020, company president Masato Izumihara has revealed. At present, Ube Industries has a total of 320,000 tons of annual BR production capacity across bases in Thailand, China, Malaysia and the Japanese city of Chiba. But in October 2020, the...

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Sumitomo Rubber Begins Brazilian Production for Truck and Bus Tires

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has finished constructing new facilities for truck and bus (TB) tire production at its Brazil Factory, with operations here having launched on March 1. The move comes in an effort to provide more stable supply of TB tires in the Brazilian market while also avoiding risks posed by foreign exchange rates....

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