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Bridgestone Holds Opening Ceremony at New Thai Plant for Construction and Mining Vehicle Tires

Bridgestone Specialty Tire Manufacturing (Thailand) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), held an opening ceremony on Oct. 24 to commemorate the opening of a new plant set to produce radial tires for construction and mining vehicles. The ceremony was attended by various officials involved in the project, including members of the Thai Board of Investment, the Rayong Province...

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Continental Holds Grand Opening Ceremony for New Tire Plant in Thailand

Tire manufacturer Continental AG held a grand opening ceremony on March 27 for a new greenfield tire plant that it has built in Rayong Province, Thailand. The new plant represents a 250 million euro ($280.44 million) investment for Continental. By 2022, the company aims to have the base producing approximately 4 million premium tires per year for use in passenger...

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Kuraray Plans Major Investment to Build New TPE Factory in Thailand

Kuraray Co. Ltd. (TYO:3405) is set to build a new factory in Thailand for the production of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and highly functional resins. Located in the Hemaraj Eastern Industrial Estate, part of Thailand’s Map Ta Phut complex, the new factory is slated for completion at the end of 2021. Kuraray will use the location to provide 13,000 tons of...

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Zeon Plans New Thai Subsidiary for Production of Acrylic Rubber

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has announced that it intends to establish a new subsidiary, tentatively named Zeon Chemicals Asia Co. Ltd., to help in expanding its business for the manufacture and sale of acrylic rubber. The subsidiary will be located in Rayong Province, Thailand, and capitalized at 1.25 billion baht ($38.13 million). Acrylic rubber provides for excellent resistance to heat and...

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JSR Aims to Surpass Market Growth Forecast for S-SBR Used in Fuel-Efficient Tires

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185), a leading manufacturer of synthetic rubbers, is promoting its sales of solution-polymerized styrene–butadiene rubber (S-SBR) products that utilize the company’s solutions and highly functional materials. These efforts are focused on applications in fuel-efficient tires. While the S-SBR market has been projected to grow 6 to 7 percent per year by sales volume between 2015 and 2019, JSR...

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Continental Starts Setup of New Tire Plant in Thailand

Continental AG last year announced that it held a groundbreaking and prayer ceremony on Nov. 21, 2017, to mark the start of construction at the company’s new greenfield tire plant in Rayong, Thailand. These efforts mark Continental’s fifth greenfield investment into a tire plant since 1999. With the completion of the new plant, Continental’s Tire Division will expand its global...

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