Zeon elastomers business grows in first quarter

Tokyo – Zeon Corp. has seen a year-on-year 18% rise in elastomers business sales to Yen82,800 million (€631 million) in the first quarter 2017, ended 30 June.

In the three months to end of June,  Zeon said 31 July, segment’s operating income rose 19% to Yen5,400m compared to the same period the previous year.

Rubber sales volumes rose 4% to 84,000 tonnes with the value of Yen34,500m.

The Japanese supplier said general purpose rubber volumes rose 6%, thanks to a 14% growth in exports,…

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