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Heavy Rainfall in Kyushu Leads to Flooding and Fire at Tokai Carbon’s Tanoura Plant

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) announced on July 5 that heavy rainfall near its Tanoura Plant in Ashikita, Kumamoto Prefecture, led to a fire on July 4. The company also provided further details of the incident. The Tanoura Plant produces isotropic graphite materials used in semiconductors, solar cells and various industrial applications. On July 4, heavy rainfall in the Ashikita...

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Tokai Carbon Raises All Carbon Black Prices by 6 Yen Per Kilogram

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) has raised prices by 6 yen per kilogram for all carbon black products, implementing this for all shipments to be delivered from May 1 onward. In explaining the price increase, the major carbon black manufacturer says that, due to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) tightening its restrictions on the permitted sulfur content of bunker fuel,...

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Tokai Carbon Plans 6-Yen-Per-Kilogram Price Hike for All Carbon Black Products

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) announced on April 13 that it will be raising the prices of all of its carbon black product categories by 6 yen ($0.06) per kilogram. The price hike is to go into effect on May 1. In explaining the decision, Tokai Carbon said that with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) tightening its regulations on the...

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Tokai Carbon Sees Strong Sales for January–September Following M&A Efforts

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) recently posted its business results for the first three quarters of calendar 2019, showing sales growth of 27.8 percent year-on-year to reach 198.62 billion yen ($1.76 billion). Operating profit fell 1.5 percent to 49.42 billion yen, while ordinary profit fell 3.9 percent to 48.99 billion yen and net profit fell 47.2 percent to 31.05 billion...

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Tokai Carbon Positions Carbon Black Business as Revenue Base in New Medium-Term Plan

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) has positioned its carbon black business as a major base of revenue within T-2021, a new medium-term management plan set to run from 2019 to 2021. Under this plan, Tokai Carbon’s carbon black business is projected to generate 124 billion yen for 2021, up from a 115.3 billion projection for 2019. Operating profit from the...

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Tokai Carbon to Cover US Environmental Facility Investment Cost With Price Hike on Carbon Black

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) will pass on the investment cost for environmental provisions made at its U.S. base to its price of carbon black. The company is negotiating the price for the next fiscal year and plans to transfer the additional cost to the sale price as a surcharge. The U.S. carbon black market has faced tightening environmental regulations...

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