Japanese rubber industry news
Denka Moves to Increase Singaporean Production of MS Resin Sep. 20, 2019. - Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) recently announced that it will stop producing its Denka Styrol line of general-purpose polystyrene resin at consolidated subsidiary Denka Singapore Pvt. Ltd. (DSPL). By then carrying out facility remodeling, the company will use the location to instead bolster its production capacity for MS resin going forward. Approximately 2.7 billion yen ($25.02 million) will be invested to […]
Towa Corporation Launches Specialized Gloves for Industrial Robots Sep. 19, 2019. - Glove manufacturer Towa Corporation Ltd. is rolling out Robo Glove, a series of gloves made specifically to be used on industrial robots. The Robo Glove line can be fitted to the hands of industrial robots used in the likes of factories, serving to protect them from water, oil and other foreign substances while also maintaining their grip. To achieve this, […]
Dow Chemical Selected for Fortune Magazine List of 52 Sustainable Companies Sep. 13, 2019. - U.S.-based Dow Chemical Co. has been selected for the 2019 Change the World list organized by Fortune magazine. For this year’s edition, the Change the World list has selected 52 companies that have made a major positive impact on society or the environment by way of their profit-earning strategies and businesses. Dow Chemical was selected as number 26 on the […]
Japanese Demand for Construction Equipment Expected to Rise 3% for 2019 Sep. 9, 2019. - The Japan Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) has put together a demand forecast for construction equipment over fiscal 2019 and fiscal 2020. Looking first at domestic shipments for the first half of fiscal 2019, there is an expectation that figures will rise for all product types, with a particular increase for excavators. This then stands to bring a 10 percent […]
Toyo Tires Works With Subsidiaries to Supply Tires for Score Baja 400 Race in Mexico Sep. 18, 2019. - Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) has announced that it has provided tires to seven drivers set to compete in the inaugural Score Baja 400 race, which will be held in Mexico over Sept. 18–22. The company has supplied these seven drivers with its Open Country series of off-road tires, which are made for pickup trucks and SUVs. These efforts are being […]
Bridgestone Subsidiary Offers AI-Based Online Service to Check Condition of Studless Winter Tires Sep. 17, 2019. - Bridgestone Retail Japan Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), has started up a new online service that incorporates AI to diagnose the wear condition of a user’s studless winter tires. The company has made this service available Japan-wide starting Sept. 17. With this new service, a user can photograph the tread of their passenger car tire with their […]
Towa Corporation Launches Specialized Gloves for Industrial Robots Sep. 19, 2019. - Glove manufacturer Towa Corporation Ltd. is rolling out Robo Glove, a series of gloves made specifically to be used on industrial robots. The Robo Glove line can be fitted to the hands of industrial robots used in the likes of factories, serving to protect them from water, oil and other foreign substances while also maintaining their grip. To achieve this, […]
Bridgestone Ramps up Awareness Program on Seismic Isolation Rubber Sep. 10, 2019. - Seismic isolation rubber plays an important role in protecting lives, lifestyles and property from major earthquakes. And as the market leader for such rubber products in Japan, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is making efforts to grow its business here further. The structure of seismic isolation rubber products sees thin rubber sheets and steel plates stacked on top of each other in […]
Denka Moves to Increase Singaporean Production of MS Resin Sep. 20, 2019. - Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) recently announced that it will stop producing its Denka Styrol line of general-purpose polystyrene resin at consolidated subsidiary Denka Singapore Pvt. Ltd. (DSPL). By then carrying out facility remodeling, the company will use the location to instead bolster its production capacity for MS resin going forward. Approximately 2.7 billion yen ($25.02 million) will be invested to […]
JSR Launches New SBR Material With Major Improvements to Strength, Wear Resistance, Durability Sep. 4, 2019. - JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has developed and launched a new styrene–butadiene rubber (SBR) material that offers significant improvements to strength, wear resistance and durability. The company is marketing this SBR for use in tires, and is producing the material using the solution polymerization method at its Yokkaichi Plant in Mie Prefecture. In applications for fuel-efficient tires, this new SBR is able […]
Shin-Etsu Polymer Posts Increased Sales, Profits for Fiscal 2018 May. 7, 2019. - Shin-Etsu Polymer Co. Ltd. (TYO:7970) has posted year-on-year increases to both sales and profits as part of its results for fiscal 2018. The company recorded sales of 85.46 billion yen ($770.76 million) for the year, up by 7.7 percent; operating profit of 8.15 billion yen, up by 13.1 percent; ordinary profit of 8.03 billion yen, up by 10.3 percent; and […]
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 […]

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