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JSR Beats Overall Market in S-SBR Sales

Major synthetic rubber company JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has released its business results for fiscal 2016. Sales were up for the company 1 percent year-on-year, rising to 390,599,000,000 yen ($3.34 billion); operating profit was down 5.9 percent at 32.37 billion yen; ordinary income rose 7.8 percent to 36,264,000,000 yen; and net profit, up 25 percent, increased to 30,078,000,000 yen. The company’s...

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Interview: ZS Elastomers President Talks Company Development, Production Consolidation and Aspirations

ZS Elastomers Co. Ltd. (ZSE), a solution styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) joint venture between Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4005), will soon begin operations. Japan Rubber Weekly sat down with ZSE President Kei Itoh, temporarily assigned from Zeon, to talk about the company’s aims. Looking at the developments to come out of Zeon, Itoh said that it was...

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Zeon, Sumitomo Chemical S-SBR Joint Venture to Commence Operations in April

ZS Elastomers Co. Ltd. (ZSE), a solution styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) joint venture between Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4005), will commence operations on April 3. ZSE has obtained approvals from the relevant authorities in Japan and overseas and will take over the sales and R&D functions of Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical’s S-SBR businesses. The company will also...

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Zeon President Tanaka Talks S-SBR, Prospects Moving Forward

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) needs to quickly find and master new solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) technology in order to develop a distinctive position, says President Kimiaki Tanaka. Sitting down recently for an interview, Tanaka said that with Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4005) having agreed to merge their S-SBR operations under a new joint venture, we will see a...

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Global Clients Need Global Supply Chains: JSR President Mitsunobu Koshiba

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has, for the first time since its founding, restructured its business according to applications, said President Mitsunobu Koshiba during a recent talk with Japan Rubber Weekly. In addition to other steps, this included the establishment of a Tire Materials Department in June 2016. With its history of starting synthetic rubber production as a statutory company, he said...

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Zeon, Sumitomo Chemical to Merge S-SBR Operations in New Venture

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4005) have entered into a partnership contract to integrate their solution-styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) business operations under a joint venture firm to be established on Dec. 8. According to the contract, ZS Elastomers Co. Ltd. (ZSE) will be established as a wholly owned Zeon subsidiary using a capital investment of 450 million...

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