|英国||1989年3月 英国BPケミカルズ 社のNBR事業を買収 （Sully工場）|
|米国||1989年10月 Zeon Chemicals USA設立
Louisville, KY工場 →NBR 35,000t
Bayport, Texasに水素化NBR建設 →2,000t
|1998年12月 米国DSM Copolymer からNBR事業を買収
Baton Rouge, LAの16，000トン連続重合生産能力→その後、委託中止
*DSM Copolymerはその後、DSM Elastomers
February 12, 2013 Zeon Chemicals
Zeon Chemicals L.P. Now developing Hydrin®
Elastomer with Bio-Derived Material
Quality and performance maintained with use of monomer
Production of a synthetic rubber that is both sustainable and reduces the dependency of fossil fuel is now being developed at Zeon Chemicals L.P.’s Hattiesburg, Miss. manufacturing facility. An epichlorohydrin monomer derived from palm and other vegetable oils is being used in production trials of Hydrin® elastomers.
“Use of the bio-derived monomer allows us to have a more environmentally conscious production, in accordance with our corporate social responsibility initiatives," said Clark Cable, Hydrin Business Manager.
“In the chemical production environment, we have to constantly seek methods and materials for our customers that help lower our impact on the environment. Because we are developing bio-derived monomer we should be able to reduce our carbon footprint. That makes Hydrin an exceptional choice for our end users,” added Sam Harber, senior applications development chemist.
Specific characteristics of the Hydrin line include:
With the unique balances of temperature, permeation and fuel resistance, Hydrin is used in a wide range of applications, such as automotive hoses, air ducts, diaphragms, laser printer rolls and vibration dampening devices.
Zeon Chemicals L.P. offers ECO polymers from three different classes of polyepichlorohydrin: CO (homopolymer), ECO (copolymer) and GECO (terpolymer). Each type is available in several ranges of Mooney viscosity. Each has the capability to be blended with the other for property enhancement. Blending can also be done with other elastomers so long as the cure sites are compatible.
About Zeon Chemicals L.P.
Zeon Chemicals L.P. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ZEON Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in specialty elastomers, polymers and specialty chemicals. ZEON Corporation is one of the top producers of polymers in the world with plants in Asia, North America and Europe, and Research and Development laboratories in Kawasaki (Japan), Louisville (Ky., USA) and Barry (UK).
Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., Zeon Chemicals is the leading producer of specialty elastomers in the USA. It produces Nipol® NBR, HyTemp® ACM, Hydrin® ECO, Zetpol® HNBR, and Chemisat® Latex, which are used in the manufacture of hoses, seals, gaskets, belts and other parts for automotive, industrial, oil field and printing markets. Customers are served from plants in Louisville (Ky., USA), Hattiesburg (Miss., USA) and Bayport (Texas, USA).
With combined sales of US $3 billion, ZEON Corporation utilizes its expertise and basic position in 4 and C5 chemistry to offer a wide range of products. The company employs approximately 2,800 people worldwide.