Japanese rubber industry news
Bridgestone to Ramp up Retread Business With US Plant Expansion Sep. 29, 2022. - Bridgestone Americas, a group company of Bridgestone, is set to bolster its production capacity at a truck and bus part manufacturing plant in Abilene, Texas, U.S. The move comes as part of a plan to further ramp up the company’s retread business. Investment here is set to come to $60 million, with the production space expansion and the addition of […]
Yokohama Rubber Delivers Tires for Mazda’s New Crossover SUV Sep. 28, 2022. - Yokohama Rubber has begun supplying Advan V61 and Geolandar X-CV tires for use on Mazda CX-60, the new crossover SUV launched by Mazda in Japan, Europe and other overseas markets in September. The company has now begun deliveries of these tires. The Advan V61 comes in two sizes, 235/60R18 103V and 235/60R18 107V, while the Geolandar X-CV comes in 235/60R18 […]
South African Ambassador to Japan Visits Sumitomo Rubber to Discuss Business in South Africa Sep. 27, 2022. - Sumitomo Rubber was visited by Lulama Smuts Ngonyama, the South African Ambassador to Japan, on Sept. 14. The day saw Ngonyama welcomed by a number of Sumitomo Rubber officials, including Chairman Ikuji Ikeda, President and CEO Satoru Yamamoto, and Senior Executive Officer Yasuaki Kuniyasu. The group used their time together to exchange ideas and opinions about business in South Africa, […]
Yokohama Rubber Makes Donation to Disaster Rescue Dog Network Sep. 22, 2022. - The Yokohama Magokoro Fund – an employee-backed charity fund at Yokohama Rubber – has made a donation to support the activities of the Disaster Rescue Dog Network, a Japanese NPO that trains rescue dogs and carries out joint drills with rescue teams. Yokohama Rubber itself is also matching the donation from this employee fund, making for a total donation of […]
Bridgestone to Ramp up Retread Business With US Plant Expansion Sep. 29, 2022. - Bridgestone Americas, a group company of Bridgestone, is set to bolster its production capacity at a truck and bus part manufacturing plant in Abilene, Texas, U.S. The move comes as part of a plan to further ramp up the company’s retread business. Investment here is set to come to $60 million, with the production space expansion and the addition of […]
Yokohama Rubber Delivers Tires for Mazda’s New Crossover SUV Sep. 28, 2022. - Yokohama Rubber has begun supplying Advan V61 and Geolandar X-CV tires for use on Mazda CX-60, the new crossover SUV launched by Mazda in Japan, Europe and other overseas markets in September. The company has now begun deliveries of these tires. The Advan V61 comes in two sizes, 235/60R18 103V and 235/60R18 107V, while the Geolandar X-CV comes in 235/60R18 […]
Showa Glove to Launch New Series of Nitrile Rubber Gloves for Food Factories Sep. 26, 2022. - Showa Glove will in September release the Nitrist Pink 100-pack as a new addition to its Nitrist series of nitrile rubber use-up gloves. The thickness is a versatile 0.08 mm, and four sizes (SS, S, M, L, LL) will be available. The new product is being launched in response to the fact that color-coded zoning is often used to prevent […]
NOK to Expand Manufacture of Anti-Vibration and Soundproofing Products for EVs Sep. 6, 2022. - NOK is set to expand facilities to manufacture anti-vibration and soundproofing products for electric vehicles used around electric power steering (EPS), gears, and brakes at its Tottori Plant in Japan. The move will take place over a three-year period from fiscal 2021 to 2023 and aims to enhance the company’s response to the electrification of automobiles. The investment amount is […]
Asahi Kasei to Raise BR and SBR Prices for Shipments From October Sep. 27, 2022. - Asahi Kasei announced on September 22 that it will raise the price of polybutadiene rubber (BR) and styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR, oil and non-oil) by 30 yen ($0.21) or more per kilogram for shipments from October 1. The company said that the recent sharp rise in crude oil prices and the rapid depreciation of the yen have caused the costs of […]
Tokai Carbon Set to Relocate Thai Subsidiary to New Plant Sep. 13, 2022. - Tokai Carbon announced on Sept. 5 that it intends to build a new plant under consolidated subsidiary Thai Tokai Carbon Product (TCP), located in Sriracha, Thailand. The announcement follows the plan’s approval at a special board meeting earlier that day. First established in 1989, TCP handles the manufacture and sale of carbon black, which is used as a reinforcing material […]
Toyoda Gosei President Toru Koyama Discusses Plans to Pursue Carbon Neutrality, Support Rise of EVs Feb. 1, 2022. - Toru Koyama, president of Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282), gave some insight recently into the company’s plans for 2022, which will center around improving corporate value and striving to meet the targets of the company’s medium-term plan. Giving his predictions for fiscal 2022, Koyama said that given Omicron and numerous other uncertainties, he believes it may still be another year […]
Sumitomo Riko President Shines Light on Plans to Get Results From Structural Reform Starting 2023 Jan. 12, 2022. - Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) President Kazushi Shimizu recently spoke about current efforts being made by the company, highlighting here the good progress being made on the structural reform it has been pursuing of late. And with this in mind, plans going forward are to achieve growth for both auto parts and general industrial products, he said. Shimizu noted here […]