|Recent Rubber Compounding in Asia
Shinichi Kato Office Co., Ltd. Kabutocho, Chuoku, Tokyo, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2006),79(11),521-528 General Review in Japanese
Many Japanese rubber companies run rubber factories in Asia. Most of them buy rubber compounds from Asian transplants of Japanese rubber compounders. Elastomix( JSR group), Zeon and Saiko rubber has factories in Thailand, Malaysia and China. It seems that Japanese quality control of rubber mixing and recipe technology are superior to that of local compounders. Taiwanese rubber compounders start rubber custom mixing in China. Some European and American rubber custom mixing companies are doing their business in China, too. Japanese rubber factories in Thailand can use local rubber materials such as polymer and carbon black. Japanese rubber compounders in China are trying to use local carbon black and rubber chemicals. Most of major rubber compounders in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and other Asia countries are described in this paper.
Asia, Compounder , Custom Mixing , Transplant