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JSR to Establish New US Plant for Production of Semiconductor Cleaning Agents

Synthetic rubber manufacturer JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) recently announced that its U.S. subsidiary JSR Micro Inc. has started construction on a new plant in the state of Oregon, looking through this to bolster its production capacity for cutting-edge semiconductor cleaning agents. Total investment in the project is expected to come to around $100 million, with operations slated to start up in...

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Toyo Tires to Bolster Tire Production Capacity at US Subsidiary

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) recently announced that it is planning to boost the production capacity of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. (TNA), a tire production subsidiary it controls in the U.S. For this increase, Toyo Tires plans to invest approximately 7 billion yen ($64.85 million) to install new facilities with an annual production capacity equivalent to 1.2 million passenger...

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Sumitomo Rubber Plans US Launch for SUV Tires From Popular Falken Brand

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is planning a U.S. rollout for new 4×4 and SUV tires under the Falken brand, which already has sales operations and a strong reputation in the country. The company intends here to launch two new products under the Wildpeak series and one under the Ziex series, with sales of these to begin gradually rolling out...

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Bridgestone CEO Masaaki Tsuya Discusses Focus on Europe, US Markets

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) CEO Masaaki Tsuya is focused in on Europe and the U.S. as two markets for his company to build upon. Tsuya recently sat down to talk with Japan Rubber Weekly and offer his breakdown of the market situations here and what his plans are here for Bridgestone. Tsuya sees Europe as being an important market for his...

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Synthetic Rubber Demand Expected to Remain Strong Globally for Second Half

Demand for synthetic rubber is projected to keep up a strong performance for the second half of fiscal 2018, spanning October–March. While the first half of the fiscal year saw raw material cost trends drive falling profits in some areas, demand itself has been stable on the whole, with some product types continuing to see tightness in the supply–demand balance....

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Bridgestone Americas Plans US Production Increase for Truck and Bus Radial Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has announced that U.S. subsidiary Bridgestone Americas Inc. will expand its plant in Warren County, Tennessee. The move will give the location additional production capacity for truck and bus radial (TBR) tires, which the company hopes will allow it to respond to growing demand for these tires in the North American market. Over the next three years,...

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