Japan's Zeon begins acrylic rubber production in Thailand

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Japanese chemical firm Zeon Corp. has started acrylic rubber production at a subsidiary in Thailand for various motor vehicle applications in Asian markets. Zeon Chemicals Asia Co. began manufacturing acrylic rubber last month at a plant in Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate in Rayong Province, with an annual production capacity of 5,000 tons, Zeon said. Acrylic rubber is a specialty synthetic rubber with excellent high-heat and oil resistance and is used in such under-the-hood components as transmission seals, gaskets and intercooler hoses. Zeon is enhancing its supply networks in and outside Japa...

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