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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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Tosoh Announces Mid-term Business Plans Through FY 2017

President of chemical manufacturer Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042), Toshinori Yamamoto, has announced the company’s mid-term business plans through to the end of the 2017 fiscal year. It is the first time in 30 years that the company has made such a public announcement concerning its mid-term business plans. With the mid-term plan, Tosoh has a business policy of promoting safety reforms;...

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Special Update on CR Manufacturers (Part 2)

(Continued from part 1 published Dec. 23, 2015)   Showa Denko K.K (TYO:4004) will continue strengthening its sales strategy for chloroprene rubber (CR) in the U.S. The company has had a joint CR production venture in the U.S. with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) and has led the industry in meeting user needs for discontinued DuPont grades and...

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Special Update on CR Manufacturers (Part 1)

Total chloroprene rubber (CR) production remained firm through early autumn. According to Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061), production was somewhat sluggish in part because of a slump in domestic automobile manufacturing volume, although business performance was robust in China. Factors elsewhere in Asia, meanwhile, included weak domestic demand in Thailand, and stabilization at low levels in Europe. Domestic CR operations at...

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Tosoh Focuses on New Applications for Synthetic Rubber

Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) president Kenichi Udagawa said his company’s strategy is to concentrate on developing new applications for chloroprene rubber (CR) and chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSM). Looking ahead, although current low naphtha prices and a weakening yen are in Tosoh’s favor, the environment affecting the company’s various businesses—which includes raw fuel prices, exchange rates, overseas markets and the supply-demand balance—is susceptible...

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