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Zeon President Kimiaki Tanaka Sees Promising Market for Specialty Elastomers

Speaking recently about the future of his company’s business for elastomer materials, Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) President Kimiaki Tanaka said COVID-19 has made it clear that there is strong global demand for specialty elastomers. This can also be interpreted, he said, to mean that elastomers without specialized characteristics will have to be offered at a low price if they are to...

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Carbon Black Production Rises as North American Tire Demand Trends Toward Recovery

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5301) carbon black business is on the rebound after bottoming out during the April–June quarter, says President Hajime Nagasaka. Speaking at a financial results briefing on Nov. 5, Nagasaka said that demand is recovering particularly in the U.S. and Thai markets, adding that the company’s U.S. production bases have utilization rates up in the 90–95 percent...

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Zeon Establishes New Department to Promote Digital Innovation

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) recently announced that it has established a new department to carry out unified efforts toward digital innovation, opening this up on Oct. 1 in an effort to bolster company competitiveness, as well as to support the creation and expansion of new businesses. The new department will roll out digital policies connected to both business strategy and product...

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Zeon Endorses Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has announced support of the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Established in response to requests from G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, the TCFD operates as an organization under the Financial Stability Board. Going forward, Zeon will use the TCFD’s recommendations as a basis to analyze the risks and opportunities that...

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Zeon to Revise Prices of Domestically Produced Synthetic Rubber

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) recently announced that it will be increasing its synthetic rubber prices starting with shipments made on Aug. 17. This will see prices here rise by 11–22 yen per kilogram ($0.10–$0.21). The price hike will apply to products manufactured at Zeon’s domestic Japanese facilities, and will differ between general rubber and specialist rubber products. This will be Zeon’s...

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Zeon Moves to Launch New Positive-Tone Photosensitive Insulating Material

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) recently announced that it has developed Zeocoat ZC100, an alkaline-developable, positive-tone photosensitive insulating material. By way of its lithography and thermosetting, ZC100 is capable of forming an insulating layer on the micrometer level, and it can be cured at the low temperature of just 180 degrees Celsius. In addition to its high resolution, the product is notable...

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