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Zeon Develops Material Achieving Various Visual Effects Using Light Reflections

Zeon has developed a broadband cholesteric liquid crystal material that can achieve various visual effects using light reflection, based on its proprietary technology cultivated in the optical film business. The product is a cholesteric liquid crystal, a structure in which the reflected light wavelength is arranged in a spiral shape, and the color of the reflected light can be changed...

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Zeon Obtains ISCC PLUS Certification at Four Facilities in Japan

Zeon has acquired ISCC PLUS certification, an international certification system for sustainable products, at four of its Japanese production facilities, namely the Takaoka, Kawasaki, Tokuyama and Mizushima plants. The certified products include butadiene, synthetic latex, HNBR (hydrogenated nitrile rubber), BR (butadiene rubber), IR (isoprene rubber), NBR (acrylonitrile butadiene rubber), E-SBR (emulsion polymerization styrene butadiene rubber) and S-SBR (solution polymerization styrene...

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Zeon Posts 9M Results, SSBR and Specialty Rubbers Steady on Stable New Car Production

Zeon posted sales of 283.81 billion yen ($1.9 billion), down 3.5% year-on-year, in the first nine months (April-December 2023) of the fiscal year ending March 2024. It further achieved operating income of 15.99 billion yen, down 42.6%, ordinary income of 19.91 billion yen, down 35.9%, and net income of 20.91 billion yen, up 14.4%. In the elastomer materials business segment,...

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Zeon Tsuruga and Takaoka Facilities Unaffected by Noto Peninsula Earthquake

With regard to the impact of the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake that occurred on January 1, Zeon said that all employees of the company and its group companies are confirmed to be safe. As for the plants, Himi Futagami Plant (Toyama Prefecture) has suspended all production lines for equipment inspection, Takaoka Plant (Toyama Prefecture) is suspending all plants for equipment...

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Zeon Develops World’s First Microorganism-Based Carbon Nanotube Degradation Method

Zeon Corporation has in collaboration with a research group led by Professor Katsutoshi Hori of the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Tokai National University Organization, and a Nagoya University venture company, Friend Microbe, developed the world’s first new method to efficiently degrade carbon nanotubes (CNT) using microorganisms. Until now, it has been believed that CNTs, an inorganic material composed...

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Zeon Gives Update on Elastomer Business, ACM Plant in Thailand Increases Operation

Zeon’s elastomer materials business division posted sales of 104.73 billion yen ($730.50 million) in the first half (April-September) of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2024, down 6.0% year-on-year, and operating profit of 3.64 billion yen, down 60.9%. General-purpose synthetic rubber is on a recovery trend compared to the second half of fiscal 2022 (October-March). While Japanese domestic sales remained...

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