Japanese rubber industry news
Lanxess Presents Rubber Additives for Sustainable Tire Production Apr. 12, 2024. - Lanxess presented its Rhenodiv and Rhenocure DR/S rubber additives for sustainable tire production at the Tire Technology Expo 2024 in Hannover, Germany. Rhenodiv is a clean and efficient mold release agent. By immersing rubber sheets in batch-off liquid during rubber production, it prevents sheets from sticking to each other even when folded and stored. Rhenodiv BO-3300 Pearls is a state-of-the-art […]
Sumitomo Rubber Industries Establishes Sulfur Battery Knowledge Exchange Network Apr. 12, 2024. - Sumitomo Rubber and Adeka established on April 1 the Sulfur Battery Business Creation Study Group as a forum for corporate co-creation with a view to creating a business for sulfur batteries, which are expected to become next-generation batteries. The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) will be the representative organizer, with the Osaka Industrial Technology Research Institute […]
Sumitomo Rubber Industries Establishes Sulfur Battery Knowledge Exchange Network Apr. 12, 2024. - Sumitomo Rubber and Adeka established on April 1 the Sulfur Battery Business Creation Study Group as a forum for corporate co-creation with a view to creating a business for sulfur batteries, which are expected to become next-generation batteries. The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) will be the representative organizer, with the Osaka Industrial Technology Research Institute […]
Bridgestone Strengthens Hose Mobile Solutions Apr. 9, 2024. - Bridgestone will strengthen its hydraulic and industrial hose solutions and mobile van solutions business in North America. To this end, the company’s subsidiary Bridgestone HosePower acquired end of last year Cline Hose & Hydraulics, a mobile solutions service for hoses in the United States. The mobile solution service for hydraulic and industrial hoses means that when a hose is damaged […]
Yokohama Rubber to Deliver OE Tires for Subaru’s New Impreza Apr. 3, 2024. - Yokohama Rubber has begun deliveries of the Advan Sport V105 tires for Subaru’s new Impreza for Europe and Latin America. The tire size is 225/40R18 92W, and the product will not be installed on vehicles bound for Japan. The Advan Sport V105 is an ultra high-performance tire from the Advan series, the company’s global flagship tire brand. It delivers high […]
Continental Tire Introduces New Products for Growing Japanese All-Season Tire Market Apr. 2, 2024. - The all-season tire category is steadily growing in sales volume in the Japanese domestic tire market. According to Continental Tire Japan, all-season tires account for 1.6% of total domestic tire market sales by volume in 2023, with sales volume being 1.4 times higher than in 2019. Even in 2023, when the overall domestic tire market sales volume was lower than […]
Toyoda Gosei High-Pressure Hydrogen Tank Adopted for Ships Apr. 11, 2024. - A high-pressure hydrogen tank produced by Toyoda Gosei has been adopted for use in Japan’s first passenger ship to be powered by hydrogen energy. The hydrogen tank is based on the hydrogen storage technology developed by Toyoda Gosei and Toyota Motor Corporation for the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, and is a large type that is being installed mainly in trucks […]
Bridgestone Strengthens Hose Mobile Solutions Apr. 9, 2024. - Bridgestone will strengthen its hydraulic and industrial hose solutions and mobile van solutions business in North America. To this end, the company’s subsidiary Bridgestone HosePower acquired end of last year Cline Hose & Hydraulics, a mobile solutions service for hoses in the United States. The mobile solution service for hydraulic and industrial hoses means that when a hose is damaged […]
Lanxess Presents Rubber Additives for Sustainable Tire Production Apr. 12, 2024. - Lanxess presented its Rhenodiv and Rhenocure DR/S rubber additives for sustainable tire production at the Tire Technology Expo 2024 in Hannover, Germany. Rhenodiv is a clean and efficient mold release agent. By immersing rubber sheets in batch-off liquid during rubber production, it prevents sheets from sticking to each other even when folded and stored. Rhenodiv BO-3300 Pearls is a state-of-the-art […]
Tosoh Composites Cellulose Nanofiber into CR Apr. 11, 2024. - Tosoh has begun sales of the newly developed SG Series, a new grade of Skyprene chloroprene rubber composited with cellulose nanofiber (CNF) that has been adopted as a material for Bando Chemical’s transmission belts. CNF is a biomass-derived high-performance material that is one-fifth the weight of steel but more than five times stronger, and is expected to be a substitute […]
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 […]