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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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Asahi Kasei Publicly Unveils Fifth-Generation S-SBR at IRC 2016

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) publicly unveiled its fifth-generation solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) during the Rubber & Elastomer Technical Exhibition at IRC 2016 Kitakyushu. The company exhibited XF and XB grades from the new series. Although they had been shown to engineers at conferences, this is the first time for the company to exhibit the grades publicly. Deliveries are already...

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JSR Increases S-SBR Sales by 15% in Second Quarter

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has seen an improvement in the sales of its solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR), with sales volume in the second quarter (July–September) of fiscal 2016 rising around 15 percent over that of the same quarter last year. While the company’s elastomer division has seen a second-quarter fall in revenue and profit on account of a strong yen...

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Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical Look at Consolidating S-SBR Businesses

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4005) have reached a basic agreement to begin looking into the consolidation of the two companies’ solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) businesses. Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical will, by the end of September, complete due diligence and studies pertaining to the nature of the business consolidation. Any definitive agreements stemming from this would...

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JSR Eyes to Strengthen Global S–SBR Promotion

Japan’s largest manufacturer of synthetic rubber, JSR Corp. (TYO:4185), is doing well with its solution styrene butadiene rubber (S–SBR) for fuel-efficient tires. The company has increased sales of S–SBR for eco tires by just short of 120 percent over that of the previous term. Such sales expansion has been a point of focus for the company, coming amid a dip...

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Asahi Kasei’s Strategy for Synthetic Rubber Operations

Amid weak movement in rubber overall, Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp.’s (TYO:3407) solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S–SBR) business has found relatively robust performance in its specialty area of high-performance products. The company has felt some impact with a portion of its product lines due to the economic downturn in China, a large consumption market. However, demand in Asia on the whole has...

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