Japanese rubber industry news
Osaka Soda Sees Revenue Decline Despite Sales Spike for Epichlorohydrin Rubber May. 23, 2017. - Chemicals manufacturer Osaka Soda Co. Ltd. (TYO:4046) has released its business results for the fiscal year ending in March 2017. The company saw sales of 93.59 billion yen ($840.94 million), a year-on-year decrease of 8.4 percent; operating profit of 6.59 billion yen, an increase of 2.2 percent; ordinary income of 6.54 billion yen, an increase of 1.5 percent; and net […]
Nitta Implements Capital Investment Plan With Direct Tie-in to Sales May. 23, 2017. - Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) is moving forward with a capital investment plan totaling at 4.5 billion yen ($40.38 million) for fiscal 2017, directly linking the investment to company sales. Included in this amount, says President Motonobu Nitta, are remaining funds from fiscal 2016’s budget, as only 3 billion of the allotted 4.8 billion for the year was used. Investment will mainly […]
Rubber Associations in Tokyo, Kyushu, Hyogo to Form Liaison Committee May. 17, 2017. - Tokyo’s Bokuto Rubber Industrial Committee and two other regional rubber associations in Hyogo and Kyushu recently announced that they have agreed to establish a liaison committee comprised of their representatives. It is tentatively named the Rubber Industrial Association Committee and due to be formed this autumn. Japan’s rubber industry is supported by rubber associations whose members consist of small and […]
Showa Rubber Joins Forces With Mongolian University on Products Targeting Agriculture Industry, Air Pollution Apr. 19, 2017. - Showa Rubber Co. Ltd. and Mongolian University of Life Sciences (MULS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to test Showa Rubber’s products in the agriculture–livestock industry and those that can reduce air pollution in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. The two organizations will collaborate also on the development of new products and product uses. At 12,000 students, MULS is a large-scale […]
Bridgestone Completes Acquisition of Tire Retailer Group Ayme May. 22, 2017. - Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has through its European subsidiary Bridgestone EMEA completed the acquisition of French tire retailer Groupe Ayme. The French competition authorities gave clearance and authorised the transaction without any restrictions. As a result, the Bridgestone retail network of First Stop, Speedy and Côté Route now has more than 900 points of sale. This acquisition supports the company’s retail […]
Sumitomo Rubber Develops New Tire Sensing Technology May. 19, 2017. - Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has developed a new tire sensing technology able to detect road conditions and tire load. Sensing Core, as the company calls the technology, analyzes the wheel speed signals that are generated by the rotation of the tires. Sumitomo Rubber has already made extensive progress on its Deflation Warning System (DWS) technology, which analyzes wheel speed signals from the […]
Nitta Implements Capital Investment Plan With Direct Tie-in to Sales May. 23, 2017. - Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) is moving forward with a capital investment plan totaling at 4.5 billion yen ($40.38 million) for fiscal 2017, directly linking the investment to company sales. Included in this amount, says President Motonobu Nitta, are remaining funds from fiscal 2016’s budget, as only 3 billion of the allotted 4.8 billion for the year was used. Investment will mainly […]
Nippon System Kaihatsu Releases Latest Version of Rubber Mixing System May. 16, 2017. - Nippon System Kaihatsu Co. Ltd. has released Version 4.3 of its Mixture Design Support System (MDSS), which assists in mixing raw materials for rubber. MDSS is a software that enables consolidated management and sharing of data categorized under material, process, operation flow and evaluation. By adding information to a database and centralizing its management, the software allows users to quickly […]
Osaka Soda Sees Revenue Decline Despite Sales Spike for Epichlorohydrin Rubber May. 23, 2017. - Chemicals manufacturer Osaka Soda Co. Ltd. (TYO:4046) has released its business results for the fiscal year ending in March 2017. The company saw sales of 93.59 billion yen ($840.94 million), a year-on-year decrease of 8.4 percent; operating profit of 6.59 billion yen, an increase of 2.2 percent; ordinary income of 6.54 billion yen, an increase of 1.5 percent; and net […]
Toyoda Gosei Enters Into Exclusive e-Rubber Licensing Agreement May. 22, 2017. - Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) and Advanced Softmaterials Inc. have concluded an exclusive licensing agreement for the use and sales of Slide-Ring Material, a key material for e-Rubber. The agreement is limited to applications of the material in dielectric actuators and dielectric sensors. Advanced Softmaterials, which was established in 2005 with the aim of commercializing the Slide-Ring Material developed at […]
Daiki Rubber President Discusses Business Performance, Future Challenges May. 8, 2017. - Daiki Rubber Industry Co. Ltd., Japan’s first manufacturer of rubber lining, has been an industry leader since the company’s establishment in 1930. President Chisei Murayama recently set aside some time for an interview with Japan Rubbery Weekly to talk about the rubber lining industry’s current performance, internationalization and more. Discussing Daiki Rubber’s performance within the rubber lining market, Murayama said […]
Interview: Pirelli Japan Product Marketing Manager Talks Tire Market Expectations, Requirements Apr. 26, 2017. - Japan Rubber Weekly recently sat down with Hitoshi Ichikawa, product marketing manager for Pirelli Japan Co. Ltd., to talk about the company’s supply of tires geared for Japan and its replacement-focused market. In talking about the idea behind fuel-efficient tires, Ichikawa pointed out the tire being just one part in what compromises an automobile, meaning that automakers want tire performance […]

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