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New Japan Chemical Co., Ltd. Stops Production of Cyclohexylamine

On November 5th, New Japan Chemical announced on its website it had stopped the production and sale of cyclohexylamine and dicyclohexylamine.

Cyclohexylamine is a benzene derivative used mainly for rubber chemicals; however, as domestic demand decreased rapidly after the Great East Japan Earthquake, New Japan Chemical’s board of directors decided it was difficult to improve profitability while competing against imported products.
As this company is the sole producer in Japan, in the future, Japanese users will be forced to buy imported products (from Germany, Taiwan, etc.).

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