Applications

Adhesives

ADHESIVES

ZEON'S SIS Block Copolymers with polystyrene end blocks and polyisoprene mid blocks are designed for use in hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives, hot melt adhesives ...

Automotive

Automotive

Automotive applications for elastomers include many sealing, belting, and hose areas. Materials made by Zeon Corporation go into seals for engine oil, transmission fluids ...

Batteries

Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) have been used as high density storage devices for a wide variety of applications. Higher energy density and higher durability are required ...

Construction

Construction

With Nipol NBR, Zeon offers unique materials for the production of flexible thermal isolation foams which are widely used in public buildings and chemical processing plants ...

Medical-Pharma

Medical-Pharma

ZEONEX allows for advanced, break-resistant packaging for protein-based, peptide-based, bio-pharmaceuticals and high-viscosity drugs, as well as contrast media ...

Oil + Gas

Oil + Gas

The oil field presents a most demanding and diverse group of applications for elastomers. Elastomeric materials in oil field service play major roles in protecting workers, equipment, ...

Optical

Optical

ZEONEX has earned high marks for low moisture absorption, good transparency and high precision molding. ZEONEX resins can be utilized in many applications ...

Tyre

Tyre

The tyre industry is one of Zeon’s main market segments and our leading unique technology in functionalized S-SBR and Li-BR are well known and have been utilized as one of the key factors...

 
 

News

SMi Conference

Pre-Filled Syringes and Injectable Drug Devices

On the 16th-17th of January 2019, the 11th annual European conference and exhibition “Pre-Filled Syringes & Injectable Drug Devices” will take place in London. The conference will offer deep insight into key areas within the field…

KHK Rubber Autumn Colloquium

KHK Rubber Autumn Colloquium 2018

This year's KHK Rubber Autumn Colloquium, which took place from 6 to 8 November in Hanover, Germany, was completely sold out weeks earlier. Zeon had the honor to take over the premium sponsorship of the event. The German Institute for Rubber Technology (DIK) in Hanover...

Kauçuk 2018

ZEON’s Participation at KAUÇUK FUARI 2018

Zeon Europe in collaboration with its Turkish distribution and agency partner Arisan Kimya participated as an exhibitor at Kauçuk 2018, a biannual technical fair of Turkish rubber industry in Istanbul from October 24th-27th 2018. The booth of Arisan Kimya is one of the 177 exhibitors in this event…

DKT 2018 NUREMBERG

ZEON Elastomer Course in Moscow

Zeon Europe in collaboration with its distribution and agency partner REP International Russia recently organized Elastomer Course for (potential) customers on October 10th 2018, at Alfa Hotel International, Izmaylovskoyo, Moscow. 35 participants from 24 companies joined this event...

DKT 2018 NUREMBERG

Review of the DKT 2018 NUREMBERG

Nuremberg, 2nd – 5th July 2018. This year more than 300 exhibitors and 3.000 professionals have attended the DKT 2018 in Nuremberg. The latest developments in raw materials and compounds, processing, testing, simulation, applications, sustainability, new technologies ...

German Rubber Conference DKT 2018

ZEON at the German Rubber Conference DKT 2018

Zeon will be present again at the DKT - German Rubber Conference and Trade Exhibition, which takes place in Nuremberg, from July 2nd - 5th 2018. About 300 exhibitors and 3.000 professionals from the rubber and elastomers sector are expected...

Tire Technology Expo 2018

ZEON at Tire Technology Expo 2018

The newly founded joint venture of Zeon and Sumitomo Chemicals (ZS Elastomers, Japan) for S-SBR and Li-BR presents its consolidated portfolio and novel synergetic functionalisation technologies. Nipol and Sumitomo S-SBR have been widely known for enhancing the performance of eco tires. Zeon’s hydrocarbon resin, Quintone, shows rubber compatibility to enhance the final performance like wet grip. Visit us at booth 2220.

Child paints a picture

ZEON presentation at the 8th VDI Conference

The VDI organised the Knowledge Forum of 13th/14th December as part of the 2017 VDI Conference, entitled “Variable transmissions, 2017”, the sector's point of encounter for experts in the field of chain- and belt-drive technology.

 

Child paints a picture

Zeon employees assume a sponsorship for SOS Children's Village

Since 1949, the SOS Children's Village has been working with children, families, communities and states to prevent family breakdowns and ensure children's rights. This year the Christmas donations collected by the ZEON Europe team are addressed to the SOS Children's Villages Organization...

Pirelli Award for Zeon

Zeon among top Pirelli suppliers

The quality of the final product is largely determined by the quality of the raw materials. The composition of the material substantially affects the safety level and the performance of the tyres. 46% of Pirelli’s total expenditure goes towards primary materials. It is therefore not surprising that four of the nine prizes were awarded to suppliers of primary materials. Zeon is proud to be one of the award winners...

60 years L’Industria della Gomma award for Zeon

60 years L’Industria della Gomma

Last June the 7th, Edifis, the publisher of L'Industria della Gomma, organized a cocktail at the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milano to celebrate its 60th anniversary with its readers and advertisers. Place of the event was the world famous Hotel Principe di Savoia, a five-star hotel in Milan, which is one of the city's landmarks. During the evening, the magazine delivered eleven plates to specific enterprises ...

Aficep Award 2016 for Zeon Europe

Aficep Award 2016

And the winner is ... ZEON EUROPE. We are proud to let you know that Zeon received from Aficep (French Association of Rubber and Polymer Engineers) the Aficep Award for the best presentation on the conference in 2016. The title of the presentation  was: "High Performance HNBR / HP-Zetpol®): New Opportunities for Sealing Applications – Improvements in Compression Set, Long Term Aging and Processability"...

NIPOL® Nitrile Elastomers

Out now! New brochure – Nipol® NBR Elastomers for Specialty Applications

NIPOL® Nitrile Elastomers are recommended when oil or solvent resistance is needed for proper functioning of rubber parts. Nipol nitrile elastomers are available in a broad range of acrylonitrile content to ensure optimal performance in a variety of conditions. As acrylonitrile content is increased, fuel, oil, and solvent resistance improves. As acrylonitrile (ACN) content decreases, low-temperature flexibility and resiliency are improved...

Impressions of Zeon exhibition at Tire Technology Expo 2017

Pit stop at the EuroBrake 2017

2-4 May 2017 - EuroBrake, the major international forum for brake experts, will take place in Dresden from 2-4 May 2017. Featuring more than 120 technical presentations and almost 100 international exhibitors, EuroBrake attracts a global audience of engineers, scientists, academics and executives from the industries of passenger car, commercial vehicle, rail, aerospace and the wider industrial sectors...

Impressions of Zeon exhibition at Tire Technology Expo 2017

Warning Against Counterfeit Zeon Products

Zeon Corporation (Zeon) has discovered through independent research that counterfeits of Zeon’s ZEONEX®and ZEONOR®are being sold in the People’s Republic of China... 

Impressions of Zeon exhibition at Tire Technology Expo 2017

Zeon exhibited at Tire Technology Expo 2017

Tire Technology Expo – the premier showcase for the global tire design, development and manufacturing industry – continues its spectacular growth of recent years. The 2017 event, held at the Deutsche Messe in Hannover in February, was the 17th since the show’s foundation and the biggest yet...

Girl with horse at the Arche Noah in Duesseldorf

ZEON donates to Arche Noah

The "Arche Noah" in Meerbusch near Düsseldorf (Germany) teaches children and young people how to live close to nature with animals and plants. It was founded around three decades ago by Hildegard Miedel who is still at the head of the organization...

Pre-Filled Syringes Europe London January 2017

Zeon will take part in the return of the 9th annual Pre-Filled Syringes Europe conference and exhibition to London on the 18th and 19th January 2017. Pre-filled syringes forms one of the biggest, and most important, industry in the pharmaceutical sector...

KHK Technical Rubber Fall Colloquium presentation

November 22nd – 24th, the KHK Technical Rubber Fall Colloquium took place in Hannover. The conference was organized by the well-known German Institute of Rubber Technology (DIK) to highlight the latest and most important scientific concepts and advanced processing techniques in rubber and polymer science and technology. Experts from all over the world gave keynote presentations...

Meet and Eat

October 20th, 2016, Zeon Europe customers followed the invitation to our event in the context of the trade fair K 2016. Restaurant Hyuga was the perfect place to enjoy deliciously authentic, freshly prepared Japanese cuisine...

Already read? Technical Article in the current issue of European Rubber Journal.

Paul Ruscoe (Zeon) writes in the current issue of the European Rubber Journal about the ever-growing demands on polymer materials and shows a collaborative and innovative approach to address the specific challenges of suppliers to the oil and gas industry. ...

Already read? Zeon article in the current issue of the GAK

Polyacrylate elastomers (ACM) are well known in the automotive industry for their excellent resistance to lubricating oils and greases. Trend in recent times has been to continue to reduce the exhaust emissions generated by automotive vehicles. Car manufacturers have adopted new technologies such as exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), ...

 

2nd Annual Pre-filled Syringes Summit in Berlin

Products such as pre-filled syringes constitute one of the fastest growing healthcare markets and therefore are, quite naturally, exposed to strong competitive pressure. This year again, the Pre-filled Syringes Summit in Berlin will be the ideal platform for an exchange between research directors from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector and the manufacturing industry...

 

FOLLOW UP. DRUPA 2016

Every four years, drupa, the world’s biggest and most important trade fair for print and cross-media solutions takes place in Düsseldorf. This year, ZEON EUROPE exhibited for the first time in the raw materials hall. All major suppliers to the print industry have been present with own booths. A total of 1,837 exhibitors, 260.000 visitors from 188 countries, and 1.900 journalists have been present at drupa 2016. A new record!...

 

elastomer course for young professionals 2016

ZEON Presents New High-Performance HNBR (Zetpol®)

ZEON introduces with the new High-Performance HNBR (Zetpol®) compounding technology a hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber with outstanding next-generation properties. ZEON's newly designed HNBR compounds offer new opportunities for sealing applications by providing improvements in compression set, long-term aging, and processability...

elastomer course for young professionals 2016

ZEON ELASTOMER COURSE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

 

May 11th and 12, 2016 Zeon's Elastomer Course for young professionals took place for the second time. 23 customers from the rubber industry were welcomed at the Novotel, Düsseldorf. Offering a unique platform for knowledge transfer, networking and personal experiences we could again receive only positive feedback by the participants...

Earthquake Japan

Earthquakes hitting Japan

Two powerful earthquakes, hitting Kumamoto in the south-west of Japan took place on April 14th. and 16th., 2016. Zeon was fortunately not affected by these, so that the full operation of all our production sites is secured.

drupa 2016, international exhibition for printing and cross-media solutions

Zeon Europe presents portfolio of specialty elastomers

drupa 2016, the number one international exhibition for printing and cross-media solutions, takes place from 31 May till 10 June 2016. Under the motto of this year “Touch the future” Zeon Europe presents their portfolio of specialty elastomers...

Notice regarding the cessation of production of synthetic rubber in the United Kingdom

ZEON ELASTOMER COURSE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

May 11 + 12, 2016

For the second time the “ELASTOMER COURSE for Young Professionals“ at ZEON Europe in Düsseldorf will take place this year. The event has meanwhile become firmly established in the industry. It brings together young professionals of various industries with short work experience with experts of ZEON EUROPE...

Notice regarding the cessation of production of synthetic rubber in the United Kingdom

Notice regarding the cessation of production of synthetic rubber in the United Kingdom

November 25, 2015

Zeon Chemicals Europe Limited (Sully, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 5ZE, United Kingdom. "ZCEL"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Zeon Corporation (1-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan), has consulted with its employees as to the cessation of production of synthetic rubber...

Production Increase of Retardation Film for LCD TVs and of High-Transparency Thermoplastic Cyclo Olefin Polymers (COP)

Zeon Europe participated "The Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices" in Vienna/Austria

During November 3 and 4, 2015 Zeon Europe participated at the PDA Conference and Exhibition "The Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices" in Vienna/Austria. Zeon held an exhibition booth to promote our medical grades of Cyclo Olefin Polymers (COP), which are used for syringe , vial and cartridge applications in the pharma industry...

Production Increase of Retardation Film for LCD TVs and of High-Transparency Thermoplastic Cyclo Olefin Polymers (COP)

Production Increase of Retardation Film for LCD TVs and of Cyclo Olefin Polymers (COP)

Duesseldorf (Germany) 26 October 2015 – Zeon Corporation - leading and globally operating specialty polymer company - has announced plans to further boost their production capacities. Zeon’s retardation film for LCD TVs ZeonorFilm™ will extend its production at its optical film plant in Himi City, Toyama Pref., Japan...

Zeon India Private Limited to Begin Operations in October

Zeon’s Newly Established Zeon India Private Limited to Begin Operations in October

ZEON CORPORATION (President: Kimiaki Tanaka) and wholly owned Group company Zeon Asia Pte. Ltd. (Managing Director: Hiroshi Mihara) have jointly established Zeon India Private Limited in Gurgaon, in the Indian state of Haryana. The new company will commence operations on October 1, 2015...

ZEON Europe participates at the trade fair within the DKT 2015/IRC 2015, presentation by Peter Abraham, High temperature ACM

New HT-ACM Polymer at the Technical Conference of the DKT/IRC 2015

Peter Abraham, Zeon Europe Technical Service Manager, presented a new HT-ACM Polymer at the Technical Conference of the DKT/IRC 2015 held at at Nuremberg from June 29th to July 2nd. The detailed technical presentation discussed the trend in recent times of continual reduction in the exhaust emissions generated by automotive vehicles and that car manufacturers have adopted new technologies ...

ZEON Europe participates at the trade fair within the DKT 2015/IRC 2015

DKT 2015 / IRC 2015 Nürnberg

 

From June 29 to July 2, 2015 Nuremberg was the venue for the world-famous trade fair within the DKT 2015 / IRC 2015. The idea of the exhibition, absolute concentration on the rubber processing industry in all its facets, has shown very good results...

ZEON to Expand Production Capacity at Mizushima Plant for Thermoplastic Elastomers, Quintac plant

ZEON to Expand Production Capacity at Mizushima Plant for Thermoplastic Elastomers

April 21, 2015

ZEON CORPORATION will expand annual production capacity at the Mizushima Plant for thermoplastic elastomers (product name: Quintac™), used as a main raw material for adhesives, from 42,000 tons to 60,000 tons...

Possible discontinuance of UK production, announcement, news, nitril butadien rubber

Possible discontinuance of UK production

On March 31st, 2015,

Zeon Chemicals Europe Limited (Sully, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 5ZE, United Kingdom), a wholly owned subsidiary of ZEON CORPORATION (1-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan), is considering the discontinuation of its production operation and has entered into consultation with its employees regarding this...

Pharmapack in Paris exhibition fair

YEAR BY YEAR in FEBRUARY: IT'S PHARMAPACK TIME IN PARIS

YEAR BY YEAR in FEBRUARY: IT'S PHARMAPACK TIME IN PARIS

In the past 10 years PHARMAPACK became one of the most important exhibition/conference about medical packaging. Zeon's Medical grade Cyclo Olefin Polymers (COP) are highly recommended materials to serve the ongoing trend in syringes , vials and cartridges: From glass to transparent polymers like COP.

ZEON Europe participates at the World of Energy Solutions in Stuttgart, Exhibition

ZEON Europe participates at the World of Energy Solutions

ZEON Europe participates at the World of Energy Solutions in Stuttgart from 6th-8th October with a booth.


We present our latest developments of our materials for Lithium Ion Batteries. Water based binders are getting more and more important and give improved performance to LIB cells. ...

ZEON to Build Manufacturing Plant for Carbon Nanotubes

ZEON to Build Manufacturing Plant for Carbon Nanotubes

ZEON CORPORATION (President: Kimiaki Tanaka) will construct a plant within the Tokuyama facility to manufacture high-grade carbon nanotubes using the Super-Growth Method.

ZEON has been participating in projects* sponsored by the Incorporated Administrative Agency New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). Under these projects, ZEON has been developing mass production technology for carbon nanotubes using the innovative Super-Growth Method. ...

Zeon Chemicals Singapore Begins Full-Scale Commercial Production of SSBR; Opening ceremony

Zeon Chemicals Singapore Begins Full-Scale Commercial Production of SSBR

ZEON CORPORATION (President: Kimiaki Tanaka) has begun full-scale commercial production of solution polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) at the plant of its subsidiary Zeon Chemicals Singapore Pte. Ltd. (President: Hiroyuki Hirakawa) on Jurong Island, Singapore. A ceremony to mark the completion of the plant was held at the site on April 11, 2014.

SSBR is a synthetic rubber used in fuel-efficient tires. Market demand for this raw material is expected to grow rapidly due to increasing environmental awareness around the world and new labeling regulations for tires in Japan and other countries. To address this ...