Japanese rubber industry news
Yokohama Rubber Charity Fund Makes Donation to ChildFund Japan Mar. 20, 2019.- Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5101) Yokohama Magokoro Fund, a charity initiative funded by voluntary employee donations, has contributed funding to support ChildFund Japan. As a special nonprofit organization (NPO), ChildFund Japan runs initiatives such as a sponsorship program that sees sponsors exchange letters with children in need while helping to support their growth. To bolster the donation, Yokohama Rubber has […]
Japanese Belt Exports Stay Flat for 2018 While Imports Rise 16% Mar. 19, 2019.- Japan’s rubber belt exports for 2018 were largely unchanged year-on-year at a value of 39.62 billion yen ($356.06 million), according to foreign trade statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and put together by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association. Rubber belt exports to the U.S. – the Japanese sector’s top customer here – were up 11 percent year-on-year, while […]
Japanese Belt Exports Stay Flat for 2018 While Imports Rise 16% Mar. 19, 2019.- Japan’s rubber belt exports for 2018 were largely unchanged year-on-year at a value of 39.62 billion yen ($356.06 million), according to foreign trade statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and put together by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association. Rubber belt exports to the U.S. – the Japanese sector’s top customer here – were up 11 percent year-on-year, while […]
Sumitomo Rubber Works With German Research Institute to Clarify Processes Behind Natural Rubber Failure Mar. 14, 2019.- Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has managed a world-first success in shedding light on the crystallization process that occurs at the tips of cracks in natural rubber – crystallization referring here to rubber molecules becoming aligned in the direction of elongation when the rubber is stretched. The company’s research on this was carried out in conjunction with the Leibniz Institute […]
Yokohama Rubber Charity Fund Makes Donation to ChildFund Japan Mar. 20, 2019.- Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5101) Yokohama Magokoro Fund, a charity initiative funded by voluntary employee donations, has contributed funding to support ChildFund Japan. As a special nonprofit organization (NPO), ChildFund Japan runs initiatives such as a sponsorship program that sees sponsors exchange letters with children in need while helping to support their growth. To bolster the donation, Yokohama Rubber has […]
Michelin Japan Details Ideas to Cut Down on Tire Waste via Regrooving, Retreading Mar. 15, 2019.- Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. has detailed a number of solutions that it can provide to help with environmental issues. Holding a March 12 media seminar on this at the first day of the New Environmental Exposition 2019, Michelin Japan VP Takaaki Takahashi said that his company is setting out with a long-term strategy aimed at significantly cutting down on […]
Nitta Completes Third Phase of Expansion Project at Mexican Plant Mar. 1, 2019.- Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) recently announced that its Mexican subsidiary, Nitta Moore Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. (NMM), held a ceremony on Feb. 19 to mark the end of construction for the third phase of a plant expansion project. The ceremony was attended by a number of San Luis Potosi state and city officials, including business council executive Gabriela Rivera […]
Nitta Develops New Robotic Hand Able to Grip Wider Range of Foods Feb. 14, 2019.- Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) is set to begin accepting orders this March for its new SOFTmatics robotic hand. In developing the SOFTmatics, the major industrial rubber products manufacturer looked to bring about a new robotic hand that is able to directly grip foods of unusual shape and other such characteristics – a task that has proven difficult for conventional robotic hands. […]
JSR to Switch up Top Management With New Positions, New President Mar. 18, 2019.- JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) announced on March 14 that it intends to restructure its top management, having made a decision on this at a board of directors meeting earlier that day. Managing Officer Eric Johnson, 57, has been selected to fill the newly created role of CEO. Meanwhile, Nobuo Kawahashi, 62 – currently an executive managing officer at JSR – was […]
Mitsui Chemicals Establishes Design & Solution Center in Niigata Prefecture Mar. 13, 2019.- Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) recently announced that it has opened the Design & Solution Center, a new base intended to bring together the Mitsui Chemicals Group’s wide range of development capabilities. These capabilities span from design to analysis, molding, prototyping and evaluation. Located in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, the new base has a floor area of 2,700 square meters. An opening […]
Interview: Toyoda Gosei President Highlights Plans for Lighter, Quieter EVs Feb. 15, 2018.- Sitting down for a recent interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) President Naoki Miyazaki said that the automotive industry is entering a massive, once-in-a-century turning point. Such a shake-up to business is an opportunity for growth, he said. Miyazaki spoke on the impact of electrification and Toyoda Gosei’s strategy to deal with it, saying that although […]
Tigers Polymer President Kentaro Watanabe Eyes Increased Sales, Production for 2018 Feb. 9, 2018.- Tigers Polymer Corp. (TYO:4231) President Kentaro Watanabe recently sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly to talk about his company’s overseas operations for 2017 and where he expects to see things go here moving forward. Sales for the industrial rubber and resin products manufacturer are generally in good shape across the Americas, Southeast Asia and China, Watanabe said, particularly in China. […]

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