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Zeon to expand production capacity for thermoplastic elastomers

12:04 AM MDT | April 27, 2015 | Deepti Ramesh

Zeon Corp. (Tokyo) says that it will expand production capacity at its Mizushima, Japan site for thermoplastic elastomers sold under the brand Quintac, which is used mainly as a raw material for adhesives. Capacity will be increased from 42,000 m.t./year to...


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