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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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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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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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Sumitomo Chemical Looks to Expand S–SBR Sales in Europe

Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4005) is continuing to make inroads on the solution styrene butadiene rubber (S–SBR) market in Europe. For European winter tires, the company has developed a new grade of S–SBR that improves cold resistance while also providing grip performance and fuel efficiency. Capable of maintaining its pliability in cold-weather regions, the new grade of S–SBR is currently...

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How Long Will Global EPDM Rubber Oversupply Last?

by Yasuhiko Shimizu, Chief Editor E-media   Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), a synthetic rubber used in products including automobile parts and electrical cables, is currently in global oversupply. EPDM is a synthetic rubber with superior electrical properties and outstanding resistance to weather, ozone, heat, cold and chemicals. A large share of overall production is used in the manufacture of...

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