Shin-Etsu Chemical

Shin-Etsu Chemical to Increase Prices of All Silicone Products Worldwide

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4063) is set to raise prices both in Japan and abroad for all silicone products handled by the company’s silicone division. Most prices here will rise by between 10 and 20 percent, although some will increase by even more. The new prices will apply to products shipping from October onward. Shin-Etsu Chemical previously announced price revisions...

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Shin-Etsu Chemical Plans 20B Yen Investment to Boost Eco-Friendly Production

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4063) is looking to invest a total of 20 billion yen ($181.1 million) into its silicone business to cut down on CO2 emissions. Half of this total will go toward improving manufacturing processes, while the other half will be used as capital investments to bolster production capacity for eco-friendly products. For its efforts on the manufacturing...

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Shin-Etsu Chemical to Hike Prices on Silicone Products Starting Next Month

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4063) recently announced that it is planning to increase the price of all of its silicone products. This price hike will come into effect starting with shipments made in April, and will see prices rise by 10–20 percent. Commenting on the price increase, Shin-Etsu Chemical noted how the cost of silicon metal – the main raw...

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Shin-Etsu Chemical Develops New Silicone Materials for Heat Dissipation in EVs, Hybrids

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4063) has developed a range of new silicone materials for heat dissipation, and is targeting these toward use in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). With the global automotive sector moving toward electrification at an increasing pace, the market is seeing more advanced and diverse demands for heat countermeasures in the likes of lithium-ion...

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Shin-Etsu Chemical Develops Moldable Silicone for Lighter Molded Rubber Parts

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4063) has developed a first-of-its-kind low-density moldable silicone for producing lighter rubber molded parts with the company’s Liquid Injection Molding System (LIMS). The conventional method of making silicone rubber more lightweight has been to add a blowing agent to millable silicone rubber to shape it into a sponge, but Shin-Etsu Chemical’s new product does away with...

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Shin-Etsu Chemical Plans 110B Yen of Capital Investment for Silicones Business

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4063), a major player in the market for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and silicone products, recently announced that it is looking to invest nearly 110 billion yen ($982.1 million) into facilities for its silicones business. These investments will be implemented in stages over approximately the next two and a half years, with the company improving its capacity...

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