Japanese rubber industry news
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 […]
Michelin Japan to Launch New Circuit Racing Sports Tire Usable on Public Roads Sep. 12, 2019. - Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is set to launch the new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 R, marketing this as a circuit racing sports tire that can also be used on public roads. The tire will be available in two sizes, with the lineup consisting of one 20-inch and one 21-inch size. Incorporating the latest technologies that Michelin has cultivated throughout […]
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 […]
Michelin Japan to Launch New Circuit Racing Sports Tire Usable on Public Roads Sep. 12, 2019. - Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is set to launch the new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 R, marketing this as a circuit racing sports tire that can also be used on public roads. The tire will be available in two sizes, with the lineup consisting of one 20-inch and one 21-inch size. Incorporating the latest technologies that Michelin has cultivated throughout […]
Sumitomo Rubber Launches High-Grip Competitive Tire for Use on Hard Dirt Surfaces Sep. 11, 2019. - Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has begun sales of the Dunlop Direzza 95R, a competitive tire for use in rallies and dirt trials. Launched on Sept. 11, the tire is available in two sizes: 205/65R15 94Q and 185/60R15 88Q XL, with the XL indicating the ability to carry extra load. Offering a high level of grip, the Dunlop Direzza 95R […]
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 […]
Bando Chemical President Talks Recent Results, Future Plans Amid Ongoing Issues in US, China Sep. 2, 2019. - Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) recently posted its business results for the first fiscal quarter, with President Mitsutaka Yoshii noting that both sales and profits fell year-on-year. The company has been hit by the effects of factors such as the U.S.–China trade war and a sluggish Asian market, yet Yoshii said that he expects to see a recovery in the […]
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 […]
BASF Opens New Creation Center in Yokohama Aug. 19, 2019. - BASF SE recently announced that it has opened a Creation Center in Japan, establishing this as part of its existing Yokohama Innovation Center (YIC). The new center will serve to take customer concepts and ideas and turn these into more concrete solutions. Set to focus on the likes of resin- and urethane-based materials, the new Creation Center will provide resources […]
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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