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Zeon, AIST Show Biodegradability of SG-CNT

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have announced research findings revealing that super-growth single-walled carbon nanotubes (SG-CNT) are biodegradable inside immune cells. Zeon and AIST have developed a technology that exploits the tendency for carbon nanotubes (CNT) to absorb near-infrared light in order to quantify the amount absorbed within the cell. SG-CNT...

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Elastomer Industry Profits Grow Due to Falling Raw Material Costs

Two large synthetic rubber manufacturers, JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) and Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205), recently released their business results for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Both companies saw a significant increase to their elastomer division profits for the quarter, including profits for synthetic rubber. This profit growth is caused by an increase in the spread between elastomer material costs and selling...

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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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