Report: Osaka Soda Continues Expanding Sales, ACM Newly Adopted Mainly in Asia Jul. 19, 2024. - In the previous fiscal year ending March 2024, Osaka Soda’s acrylic rubber (ACM) sales volume increased due to new adoption in automotive parts applications, mainly in China, Southeast Asia, and India, as well as demand for ACM as a substitute for other materials. “We believe that there is still room for ACM to replace other materials for companies that have […]
Asahi Kasei Sees SSBR Sales Remain Steady This Year Jul. 18, 2024. - Asahi Kasei’s synthetic rubber business for the fiscal year ending this March achieved its full-year operating income forecast, despite difficult conditions in the first half amid economic risks in China. This came as sales remained strong in the second half, especially for SSBR for tires, and the weaker yen also helped boost results. On the other hand, sales of BR, […]
Japanese Rubber Union Urges Promotion of Women Jul. 17, 2024. - Gomu Rengo, the Japanese Rubber Workers’ Union Confederation, held a labor-management round-table conference to exchange lectures and information to promote the advancement of women. The meeting was attended by 57 representatives from labor and management, thereof 33 from the union side and 24 from the management side. In response to the 2007 revision of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Gomu […]
Nitta Opens Satellite Office in Osaka Jul. 11, 2024. - Nitta has on July 9 in Osaka opened a satellite office at Mitsui Link Lab Nakanoshima in Nakanoshima Qross, an international center for future medicine. Nakanoshima Qross is an industrialization base for future medicine established in 2019 by Osaka Prefecture and 21 private companies and others. It aims to promote the industrialization of cutting-edge future medicine that responds to advances […]
Yokohama Rubber to Build New Passenger Car Tire Plant in China Jul. 9, 2024. - Yokohama Rubber will build a new passenger car tire plant in China. The production capacity will start at 9 million tires per year and is expected to expand in the future. The investment will be 1.96 billion yuan ($269.62 million), with production scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2026. The construction of the new plant is in response […]
Sumitomo Rubber to Start Offering Tire Pressure and Temperature Management Service for Trucks Jul. 3, 2024. - Sumitomo Rubber will begin offering its Tire Pressure and Temperature Management Service, which monitors tire pressure and temperature for trucks and alerts users of abnormalities, at Dunlop truck tire dealers from July 8. The service combines a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) with four types of tools tailored to user needs to utilize tire pressure and temperature information from installed […]
Bando Chemical’s Nankai Plant Achieves 12.5 Million No-Injury Hours Jul. 16, 2024. - Bando Chemical’s Nankai Plant in Sennan City, Osaka Prefecture, has over the past 10 years achieved a total of 12.5 million hours without a fatal accident or an accident resulting in one or more days of absence from work, and received a no accident record certificate from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW). MHLW awards a no-injury record […]
Sumitomo Riko Wins Aichi Invention Grand Prize for Heat-Dissipating Sound-Absorbing Material Jul. 12, 2024. - Sumitomo Riko received the Aichi Invention Grand Prize, the highest prize, for the first time in the 2024 Aichi Invention Award sponsored by the Aichi Institute of Invention and Innovation. The company was awarded for MIF, a heat-dissipating sound-absorbing material. The Aichi Invention Award has been held by the association since 1980 to honor outstanding inventors in Aichi Prefecture for […]
Report: Osaka Soda Continues Expanding Sales, ACM Newly Adopted Mainly in Asia Jul. 19, 2024. - In the previous fiscal year ending March 2024, Osaka Soda’s acrylic rubber (ACM) sales volume increased due to new adoption in automotive parts applications, mainly in China, Southeast Asia, and India, as well as demand for ACM as a substitute for other materials. “We believe that there is still room for ACM to replace other materials for companies that have […]
Asahi Kasei Sees SSBR Sales Remain Steady This Year Jul. 18, 2024. - Asahi Kasei’s synthetic rubber business for the fiscal year ending this March achieved its full-year operating income forecast, despite difficult conditions in the first half amid economic risks in China. This came as sales remained strong in the second half, especially for SSBR for tires, and the weaker yen also helped boost results. On the other hand, sales of BR, […]
Interview With Rengo Chairman Nobuhiro Sato on Coming Spring Campaign Feb. 28, 2024. - Japan Rubber Weekly sat down with Nobuhiro Sato, Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of Gomu Rengo, the Japanese Rubber Workers’ Union Confederation, talking about the spring campaign for the current fiscal year that is about to get underway. Sato sees this as “a critical moment to determine whether the trend of wage increases will be sustained,” and is determined […]
Interview With Nichirin President Hiroyuki Soga Feb. 8, 2024. - Japan Rubber Weekly sat down with President Hiroyuki Soga of Nichirin, a manufacturer of automotive hoses and piping. Soga, who assumed the position of president in April 2023, was posted to the United States at the age of 26 and has since then worked overseas for a total of 26 years. He has also served as president of overseas subsidiaries […]