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Mitsui Chemicals Set to Add US Production for Milastomer TPO

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) has announced that it will set up new production facilities for Milastomer, a thermoplastic olefin (TPO) elastomer, at its U.S. production base Advanced Composites Inc. in Ohio. The move will take an investment of approximately 1.5 billion yen ($14.24 million), and will establish facilities with an annual production capacity of 6,000 tons. Construction is slated to...

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Tigers Polymer President Kentaro Watanabe Eyes Increased Sales, Production for 2018

Tigers Polymer Corp. (TYO:4231) President Kentaro Watanabe recently sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly to talk about his company’s overseas operations for 2017 and where he expects to see things go here moving forward. Sales for the industrial rubber and resin products manufacturer are generally in good shape across the Americas, Southeast Asia and China, Watanabe said, particularly in China....

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Zeon Moves Into Full-Scale Production With New Line for Retardation Film

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has begun full-scale operations at its optical film plant in Himi, Toyama Prefecture, with a new production line for LCD TV-use retardation film. The new line brings Zeon’s annual production capacity for the film up from 95 million square meters to 119 million square meters. Retardation film is a vital component in LCD TVs, as it widens...

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JFE Engineering Wins Contract for Expansion Work at Asahi Kasei’s S-SBR Plant in Singapore

JFE Engineering Corp. recently announced that it has been awarded a contract for expansion work at Asahi Kasei Corp.’s (TYO:3407) plant in Singapore, which manufactures solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR). After receiving an order from Asahi Kasei, JFE Engineering began construction work to expand the facilities in July, and will complete the work by January 2019. With this expansion, production...

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Bridgestone to Boost European Tire Production With 266 Million Euro Investment

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that the company will invest a total of 266 million euros ($312.56 million) to boost the tire production capacity of its European subsidiary Bridgestone Europe NV/SA (BSEMEA). The move is aimed at increasing the supply of high-performance tires in Europe. Production will be bolstered at three of the company’s European locations. These are the Poznan...

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Toyoda Gosei to Start Producing Automotive Parts at Saga Plant

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has announced it will start producing automotive parts at the company’s Saga Plant, which discontinued production of LEDs at the end of September 2016. The company has invested around 3.5 billion yen ($31.07 million) to prepare the plant to produce automotive parts. Production is set to start in May 2018 for airbag inflators, as well...

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