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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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Asahi Kasei to Increase Annual Production Capacity for S-SBR by 30,000 Tons

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) has decided to increase its production capacity for solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) for fuel efficient tires. The increase will take place at the company’s Singapore subsidiary Asahi Kasei Synthetic Rubber Singapore. Annual capacity will increase by 30,000 tons, raising the total production capacity in Singapore to 130,000 tons per year. The additional production of S-SBR is...

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NKNK Drafts S-SBR Production Plan for Fuel-Saving Tires, ETIC to Provide Support

Major Russian oil refining and petrochemical company PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, also known as NKNK, is considering the commercialization of solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) for use in fuel-saving tires. The company aims to begin operations at some point beyond 2020. Production capacity will total at 60,000 tons per annum, with plans to increase this to 120,000 tons in the future. Japanese...

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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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