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Tosoh Set to Raise Prices on PVC Paste From Next Month

Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) has announced that it will be raising its prices for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) paste by over 16 yen ($0.14) per kilogram as of Nov. 1. The company had previously announced on July 19 that it would be increasing its PVC price by 10 yen per kilogram. But with the cost of domestically produced naphtha – a basic...

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Tosoh Resumes Operations at Nanyo Complex Following Minor Electrical Accident

Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042), a manufacturer of synthetic rubber and chemical products, provided a follow-up report on April 11 regarding an electrical accident and corresponding noise that occurred on April 6 at its Nanyo Complex in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The report notes that, as of April 10, Tosoh is moving to sequentially resume production at facilities within the Nanyo Complex and...

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Tosoh Reports Favorable CR Adhesive Demand for FY2016

Chemical manufacturer Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) has announced that domestic automotive-related demand for its chloroprene rubber (CR) business grew solidly in the second half of fiscal 2016 while CR exports for the first half struggled. However, demand for adhesives and industrial products recovered in the second half on the back of increased demand for industrial products for mining and construction equipment....

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Tosoh to Transfer TPU Sales Rights Over to Miractran

Chemical manufacturer Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) plans to transfer the sales rights to its thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) elastomer operations over to wholly owned subsidiary Nippon Miractran Co. Ltd. With the move to take effect Oct. 1, the Tosoh Group is consolidating TPU elastomer manufacturing and marketing over to Miractran in a bid to strengthen business in this sector. Established in September...

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Tosoh Looks to Double PVC Capacities, Shore up Supply in Philippines

Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) has announced plans to expand production capacity of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) at local affiliate Philippine Resins Industries Inc. (PRII). Tosoh will be investing approximating 4.2 billion yen ($37.05 million) to take annual production capacity from its current level of 100,000 tons up to 210,000 tons. Construction is slated to start in February this year and conclude in...

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Japanese Manufacturers, Arlanxeo Increase Prices for Chloroprene Rubber

A string of price hikes is taking place with chloroprene rubber (CR) in the international market. Japanese companies Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061), Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) and Showa Denko KK (TYO:4004) each have announced price increases, as has Netherlands-based Arlanxeo. The companies say that the reason for the price hikes is to ensure a stable product supply, as there is no...

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