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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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Zeon Wins Award for Positive Electron-Beam Resist Aimed at Use in Next-Gen Electronic Components

A positive electron-beam resist for use in next-generation electronic components has seen Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) receive an award of excellence in the semiconductor electronic materials category of the 2020 Semiconductor of the Year awards. These awards are run by Japanese publication Electronic Device Industry News. The award here went to Zeon’s ZEP530A electron-beam resist, which not only offers superior resolution...

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JSR, Zeon See Revenue and Earnings Fall for FY2019

The general performance of listed rubber companies has been compiled for fiscal 2019, during which the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic began to become apparent. Among chemical companies, the elastomer business experienced lower revenue and earnings at synthetic rubber manufacturers JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) and Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205). This was attributable to a global slump among buyers in automobile and...

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Rubber Industry Rushes to Counter Coronavirus Threat

Efforts in Japan to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus infection are moving forward at a rapid pace. On Feb. 25, Japan’s central government issued its basic policy on novel coronavirus countermeasures, with large-scale events postponed or canceled the following day. JRW has compiled the following report on concurrent efforts being undertaken in rubber-related industries. Many companies have instituted staggered...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Poses Major Issue for Chinese Plant Operations of Japanese Rubber Companies

The novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, is having a major impact on society. This is especially true in China itself, though there is also the possibility that the virus will spread further overseas going forward. Looking then to get a better idea of how all this will impact business, Japan Rubber Weekly collected information from a number...

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