Japanese rubber industry news
Michelin Japan Receives Good Design Award for Studless Tire Oct. 20, 2017. - Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. announced that it received the 2017 Good Design Award (G Mark) for the Agilis X-Ice commercial vehicle studless tire as chosen by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion. Michelin has been studying weather conditions in Japan for 35 years as part of continued studless tire development. The experience and proven results Michelin has cultivated over […]
Toyoda Gosei Group Holds Domestic and Global CSR Event Oct. 20, 2017. - Toyoda Gosei (TYO:7282) and its domestic and overseas group companies recently carried out a corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity around the globe, involving approximately 7,000 executives, employees and their family. The event, which has been held every year since 2012, aims to raise awareness toward service to society through group-wide volunteer work catered to local communities. This year’s domestic activities […]
JFE Engineering Wins Contract for Expansion Work at Asahi Kasei’s S-SBR Plant in Singapore Oct. 18, 2017. - JFE Engineering Corp. recently announced that it has been awarded a contract for expansion work at Asahi Kasei Corp.’s (TYO:3407) plant in Singapore, which manufactures solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR). After receiving an order from Asahi Kasei, JFE Engineering began construction work to expand the facilities in July, and will complete the work by January 2019. With this expansion, production […]
Japanese Glove Sales Remain Strong as Focus on Work Safety Grows Oct. 17, 2017. - Japan’s domestic sales volumes of glove products remained firm in 2016, up slightly from the year before, according to a report by the Japan Glove Manufacturers Association. Domestic sales of household gloves totaled 91.84 million pairs during 2016, up 0.2 percent from the previous year, while sales for surgical gloves increased 1.5 percent to 79.02 million pairs. Ultra-thin disposable gloves […]
Michelin Japan Receives Good Design Award for Studless Tire Oct. 20, 2017. - Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. announced that it received the 2017 Good Design Award (G Mark) for the Agilis X-Ice commercial vehicle studless tire as chosen by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion. Michelin has been studying weather conditions in Japan for 35 years as part of continued studless tire development. The experience and proven results Michelin has cultivated over […]
Bridgestone Reiterates Global Efforts, Goals in 2017 Medium-Term Business Plan Oct. 19, 2017. - Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) Chairman and CEO Masaaki Tsuya has announced the tire manufacturer’s Mid-Term Management Plan (MTP) for 2017, with medium-term numerical targets largely unchanged from the MTP issued the previous year. The 2017 plan reiterates the 2016 MTP’s medium-term goals of a return on assets (ROA) of 6 percent, an operating profit rate of 10 percent, and a return […]
Japanese Glove Sales Remain Strong as Focus on Work Safety Grows Oct. 17, 2017. - Japan’s domestic sales volumes of glove products remained firm in 2016, up slightly from the year before, according to a report by the Japan Glove Manufacturers Association. Domestic sales of household gloves totaled 91.84 million pairs during 2016, up 0.2 percent from the previous year, while sales for surgical gloves increased 1.5 percent to 79.02 million pairs. Ultra-thin disposable gloves […]
Bando Chemical’s Automotive Parts Business Booms in Southeast Asia Oct. 16, 2017. - Bando Chemical Industries Ltd.’s (TYO:5195) automotive parts business is enjoying robust sales in Southeast Asia. This comes despite a slight decline in Japanese production due to the transfer of production overseas and the impact of a greater number of vehicles not equipped with belts. The growth has primarily been driven by scooter transmission belt sales in Vietnam and India, as […]
Toyoda Gosei Group Holds Domestic and Global CSR Event Oct. 20, 2017. - Toyoda Gosei (TYO:7282) and its domestic and overseas group companies recently carried out a corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity around the globe, involving approximately 7,000 executives, employees and their family. The event, which has been held every year since 2012, aims to raise awareness toward service to society through group-wide volunteer work catered to local communities. This year’s domestic activities […]
JFE Engineering Wins Contract for Expansion Work at Asahi Kasei’s S-SBR Plant in Singapore Oct. 18, 2017. - JFE Engineering Corp. recently announced that it has been awarded a contract for expansion work at Asahi Kasei Corp.’s (TYO:3407) plant in Singapore, which manufactures solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR). After receiving an order from Asahi Kasei, JFE Engineering began construction work to expand the facilities in July, and will complete the work by January 2019. With this expansion, production […]
Hiroshima Kasei Director Talks Overseas Expansion, Future Plans Oct. 2, 2017. - Hiroshima Kasei Ltd.’s overseas production operations are thriving. Recently Japan Rubber Weekly sat down with Tomohiro Tamura, director of Hiroshima Kasei’s Industrial Materials Division, to discuss the company’s current state and overseas business expansion. When asked about Hiroshima Kasei’s current state of business, Tamura said that the company is focused on developing products based on the key concepts of safety […]
Nishikawa Rubber CEO Discusses North America, Sealing Products Sep. 21, 2017. - Nishikawa Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5161), a large manufacturer of rubber parts for the automotive industry, inaugurated Yoshitomo Fukuoka as its new CEO three months ago. Unlike most in the automotive parts industry, Fukuoka’s prior work has been based around shipbuilding, and his switch between these highly divergent industries has drawn attention over recent months. Japan Rubber Weekly recently sat down […]

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