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Zeon President Tanaka Talks S-SBR, Prospects Moving Forward

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) needs to quickly find and master new solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) technology in order to develop a distinctive position, says President Kimiaki Tanaka. Sitting down recently for an interview, Tanaka said that with Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4005) having agreed to merge their S-SBR operations under a new joint venture, we will see a...

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Zeon, Sumitomo Chemical to Merge S-SBR Operations in New Venture

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4005) have entered into a partnership contract to integrate their solution-styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) business operations under a joint venture firm to be established on Dec. 8. According to the contract, ZS Elastomers Co. Ltd. (ZSE) will be established as a wholly owned Zeon subsidiary using a capital investment of 450 million...

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Zeon Develops New TIM Sheet With CNT–Rubber Composite

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) and the New Energy Industrial Development Organization (NEDO) have successfully developed a thermal interface material (TIM). Made of high-performance sheets, the product’s sheet form features double the heat dispersion of similar products to date. The company will be investing several hundred million yen to construct a new pilot plant within the Ibaraki Factory building of subsidiary Zeon...

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Zeon to Increase Drying Capacity for HNBR

Sales are strong for Zeon Corp.’s (TYO:4205) hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR) Zetpol elastomers with improved heat resistance, which can withstand temperatures 20 degrees Celsius higher than conventional Zetpol products. Along with the increased use of dry products in gasket and oil seal applications, the use of latex products as treating agents for core wires in timing belts is also growing....

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Rubber Industry Showcases New Products and Technologies at N-Plus Exhibition

Exhibitors from multiple industries were present at materials and technology exhibition N-Plus, held at Tokyo Big Sight over Sept. 28–30. This included companies involved in the rubber industry, which used the event as an opportunity to display a range of newly developed products and technologies. Hotty Polymer Co. Ltd. exhibited a wide array of products, ranging from general-purpose rubber to...

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Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical Look at Consolidating S-SBR Businesses

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4005) have reached a basic agreement to begin looking into the consolidation of the two companies’ solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) businesses. Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical will, by the end of September, complete due diligence and studies pertaining to the nature of the business consolidation. Any definitive agreements stemming from this would...

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