Japanese rubber industry news
Report: Rubber Roll Production Increasingly Driven by Highly-Functional Film Applications Feb. 1, 2023. - Demand for rolls for high-performance films has been strong, and along with the recovery of market conditions, it has been steadily increasing recently to become a driving force for rolls as a whole. Driven by the spread of telework and the shift to electric vehicles (EVs), demand for polarizing film for LCDs and separator film for lithium-ion batteries has been […]
Sumitomo Rubber Set to Launch New Dump Truck Tire With High Uneven Wear Resistance Jan. 31, 2023. - Sumitomo Rubber is planning a rollout starting March 1 for the Dunlop SP541, a new rib–lug tire that offers significant improvements to uneven wear resistance and lifespan. The product is intended for use on large dump trucks that drive mainly on paved roads, and will be available in a total of seven sizes. By deftly balancing its contact patch across […]
Report: Rubber Roll Production Increasingly Driven by Highly-Functional Film Applications Feb. 1, 2023. - Demand for rolls for high-performance films has been strong, and along with the recovery of market conditions, it has been steadily increasing recently to become a driving force for rolls as a whole. Driven by the spread of telework and the shift to electric vehicles (EVs), demand for polarizing film for LCDs and separator film for lithium-ion batteries has been […]
Survey: Japanese Rubber and Plastic Product Makers Business Outlook 2023 Jan. 30, 2023. - In December 2022, Japan Rubber Weekly conducted a survey of the rubber and plastic products manufacturing industry regarding business conditions and outlook in fiscal 2023. According to the survey results, business confidence is on a recovery trend and is expected to remain so in the future. Although sales are increasing due to demand recovery, ordinary income is not growing as […]
Sumitomo Rubber Set to Launch New Dump Truck Tire With High Uneven Wear Resistance Jan. 31, 2023. - Sumitomo Rubber is planning a rollout starting March 1 for the Dunlop SP541, a new rib–lug tire that offers significant improvements to uneven wear resistance and lifespan. The product is intended for use on large dump trucks that drive mainly on paved roads, and will be available in a total of seven sizes. By deftly balancing its contact patch across […]
Toyo Tires Lauded as Good Business to Partner With as Part of Industry Awards Jan. 27, 2023. - Toyo Tires has been selected as a “good business to partner with” as part of the second Car–Society Partnership Awards, which are run annually by the Automobile Business Association of Japan. The company was chosen following an evaluation of its project to convey gratitude to everyone involved in truck logistics, as well as its commercialization of the M937 studless winter […]
Do-Yamamoto Establishes Subsidiary in India Dec. 23, 2022. - Industrial hose assembler and seller Do-Yamamoto has established Do-Yamamoto Engineering India in Karnataka, India, in order to respond to the expanding overseas plant market. Until now, Do-Yamamoto has been developing industrial hoses for energy, chemical, and industrial projects in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, but by establishing a local subsidiary in India, the company will strengthen its business base […]
Okayasu Rubber Establishes New Company in Texas to Expand Sales in the Americas Dec. 15, 2022. - Okayasu Rubber has established on Aug. 1 a new wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Okayasu Rubber America. The new company is located in San Antonio, Texas, and started operations on Nov. 1. Okayasu Rubber is a trading company of rubber products for the rubber industry that also has a production base. It has manufacturing and sales bases in Malaysia as well […]
Kuraray to Raise Prices of Genestar Heat-Resistant Polyamide Resin Jan. 25, 2023. - Kuraray said on Jan. 16 that it will on Feb. 1 raise the price of its Genestar heat-resistant polyamide resin for shipments in Japan and overseas. The range of the price increase is as follows: Filler-reinforced grades: 60 yen per kilogram for Japanese domestic shipments, $0.50 per kilogram for overseas shipments Glass fiber-reinforced halogen flame-resistant grades: 150 yen per kilogram […]
Ube Restructures Affiliated Companies in Europe, Asia, and the United States Jan. 23, 2023. - With a view to further expanding its chemical business in the U.S., chemical manufacturer Ube has reorganized its chemical business affiliates there and established a new subsidiary to serve as a control company, Ube Corporation America. Under its medium-term management plan, “Ube Vision 2030 Transformation – 1st Stage,” the company has set “pursuit of global profit growth centered on specialty […]
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 […]