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New Zeon Thermal Interface Material Sheets Offer Hope for Semiconductor Heat Issues

An advanced thermal interface material (TIM) sheet developed by Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) holds promise in helping to create an energy-efficient, smart, low-carbon economy. This potential stems from TIM’s ability to significantly reduce the temperature of semiconductors used in servers and power devices, where heat generation is a growing technical issue. Great advances in the processing power of semiconductor chips in...

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Emperor Akihito Visits Zeon Plant in Kawasaki

Emperor Akihito visited Zeon Corp.’s (TYO:4205) R&D center at the company’s plant in Kawasaki on July 7. The Emperor’s visit included viewing the packaging process for synthetic rubber. He observed also a rubber coagulation experiment and a demonstration of processing Zeonor Film, which is used as phase difference film for liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Hiroshige Seko, Japan’s Minister of Economy,...

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Zeon to Develop New Synthetic Rubber Grades and Technical Services

Zeon Corp.’s (TYO:4205) synthetic rubber business is doing well at present. As for specialty rubber not used in tires specifically, rising operation rates of oil wells thanks to renewed shale gas production have been a boon for hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) and nitrile rubber (NBR). Zeon is opening the Asia Technical Support Laboratory (ATSL) in Singapore this month to...

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Zeon Wins 2016 SPSJ Award for Asymmetric SIS Copolymer

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) received the fiscal 2016 Society of Polymer Science Japan (SPSJ) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology. The award was given at the 66th SPSJ annual meeting to Zeon for its product Quintac, an asymmetric styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymer. The annual meeting included an award ceremony and acceptance speeches. Zeon designed Quintac by deliberately offsetting...

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Zeon Launches Prototype Outsourcing Service for Polymer Products

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has launched a prototype outsourcing service focused on molding microfluidic chip products using the company’s transparent thermoplastic cyclo-olefin polymers, Zeonex and Zeonor. Microfluidic chip products are used in drug design as well as in the medical examination and diagnosis fields, markets which are rapidly growing in advanced countries due to aging populations and an increased emphasis on...

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Zeon Considers New Specialty Rubber Plants, Targets Sales of 500B Yen for 2020

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) recently announced SZ-20 Phase III, a new medium-term management plan covering the four fiscal years from 2017 to 2020. The plan sets a target for consolidated net sales of at least 500 billion yen ($4.47 billion) in fiscal 2020. Zeon expects that two businesses, elastomers and advanced functional materials, will each account for 250 billion yen of...

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