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Asahi Kasei Leans on Next-Gen Offerings in Pursuit of Further Growth for S-SBR Products

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) saw operations slump for its solution-polymerized styrene–butadiene rubber (S-SBR) and butadiene rubber (BR) last fiscal year, with COVID-19 making its impact felt on the sector. Both of these products, however, started to show a significant sales recovery starting last summer. On the back of this recovery, Asahi Kasei’s aim coming into fiscal 2021 has been to...

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ETIC to Provide Technology for New S-SBR Plant in Russia

PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK), Russia’s second largest synthetic rubber manufacturer, held an opening ceremony on May 26 for a new solution-polymerized styrene–butadiene rubber (S-SBR) plant. Incorporating technology and basic design from Japan’s ETIC Inc, it represents the Tatarstanian-based company’s first foray into S-SBR production. Among those present for the ceremony was the president of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov. With a production capacity...

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JSR Starts Shipments of S-SBR Produced at Hungarian Plant

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has started to ship out solution-polymerized styrene–butadiene rubber (S-SBR) manufactured at JSR MOL Synthetic Rubber Ltd. The shipment launch was announced on Oct. 27 by JSR Director and Managing Officer Hideki Miyazaki, who gave the news during an online briefing regarding the company’s financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Miyazaki said that while it...

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Interview: JSR President & COO Nobuo Kawahashi Discusses Future of Elastomers Business

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) is facing a number of questions regarding the future of its elastomers business as the company finds success with new business ventures. Nobuo Kawahashi, who was inaugurated last June as president and COO of JSR, recently took some time out of his schedule to talk with Japan Rubber Weekly about the performance and direction of this elastomers...

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JSR Launches New SBR Material With Major Improvements to Strength, Wear Resistance, Durability

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has developed and launched a new styrene–butadiene rubber (SBR) material that offers significant improvements to strength, wear resistance and durability. The company is marketing this SBR for use in tires, and is producing the material using the solution polymerization method at its Yokkaichi Plant in Mie Prefecture. In applications for fuel-efficient tires, this new SBR is able...

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Zeon Achieves Growth to S-SBR Sales, Expects to Hit Capacity in 2020

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) is seeing strong sales growth with its business for solution-polymerized styrene–butadiene rubber (S-SBR), recording year-on-year growth of 9 percent to its sales here for fiscal 2018. Going forward, the expectation is that this same level of growth will continue – and if it does, the company will likely have both its production and its sales of S-SBR...

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