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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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Tosoh to Consolidate Macromolecule and Urethane R&D at Yokkaichi

Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) is looking to integrate its R&D activities through the establishment of a new research wing at its Yokkaichi Complex, Mie Prefecture. The company is investing some 4.5 billion yen ($4.33 million) in order to consolidate at Yokkaichi its macromolecule and urethane-related research, which to date has been divided over three locations. Plans call for the process to...

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Tosoh Establishes Training Facility for on-the-job Learning and Research

Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042), a chemical manufacturer that makes synthetic rubber, has established a new on-the-job training and research facility at its Nanyo factory complex in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The training facility was built to provide manufacturing operators and technical staff with real experience in both normal and emergency plant operations and control methods. It will be used for real-life training...

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Amid Global Stagnation, Tosoh’s CR Business Finds Opportunities in India

Chemical manufacturer Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) saw a slight year-on-year decline through March of this year on the sales volume of its chloroprene rubber (CR) business. On the back of a weak Japanese yen, the company had hoped domestically to see a rebound in the number of produced automobiles. However, such numbers remained stagnant from the previous term. CR is used...

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