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nissan-toyo-pickup-north-america-cr-2 Nissan Selects Toyo Tires to Supply OE Tire for Pickup Truck in North America - Nissan Motor Corp. (TYO:7201) has selected the Open Country A26 tire by Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) as the original equipment tire for the Nissan Titan, a full-sized pickup truck for the North American market. Product shipment began from July 2016. This is the first time that Toyo Tires has been selected as original equipment manufacturer for the Nissan Titan. The […]
JSR Makes Strategic Investment in US Startup Carbon3D - JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) is investing $5 million in Carbon3D Inc., a U.S.-based startup with innovative 3D printing technology. Carbon3D has developed a technology called Continuous Liquid Interface Production, or CLIP, which enables faster printing speed, exceptional surface finishing and superior physical properties of 3D printed objects. JSR will start feasibility studies for collaborative activities with Carbon3D Inc. in Japan by leveraging its own technologies in […]
Bando Chemical Develops Japan’s First Self-extinguishing Conveyor Belt - Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) this October will launch the FR7500, a new conveyor belt that is able to withstand surface temperatures of 60–100 degrees Celsius. It is a first-generation release in the company’s recently developed FR7000 series, the first Japanese line of self-extinguishing conveyor belts for high-temperature applications. With belt conveyors required to provide stable, continuous transportation of products, […]
Japanese Rubber Companies Ramp up Web Presence, E-commerce Activities - Whether be it manufacturers or trading companies specialized in rubber goods, those in the rubber industry are improving their web presence every year. As the number of visitors to their websites has increased on a global scale, their homepage has become a place to circulate information widely. Although the main content for those websites are corporate overview and products that […]
CEMA Forecasts 1.855 Trillion Yen in Shipment Value of Construction Equipment for Fiscal 2017 - Shipment values of construction equipment are forecast at 1.855 trillion yen ($18.283 billion) in fiscal 2017, on a par with the previous year, according to the Japan Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA). This includes a forecast 822 billion yen in the domestic market, up 2 percent year-on-year, the first rise in two years. The forecast for exports is 1.033 trillion […]
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nissan-toyo-pickup-north-america-cr-2 Nissan Selects Toyo Tires to Supply OE Tire for Pickup Truck in North America - Nissan Motor Corp. (TYO:7201) has selected the Open Country A26 tire by Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) as the original equipment tire for the Nissan Titan, a full-sized pickup truck for the North American market. Product shipment began from July 2016. This is the first time that Toyo Tires has been selected as original equipment manufacturer for the Nissan Titan. The […]
Sumitomo Rubber Holds Truck and Bus Tire Work Contest - Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has recently held a contest concerning the operation of truck and bus tires at the Tire Land Sendai-East shop in Sendai, belonging to its subsidary Dunlop Tire Tohoku K.K. The contest was started in 2010 to improve worker motivation and skill levels, and to ensure safety and rigorousness of efficient work. Held this year for […]
JGMA Chairman Discusses Glove Trends and Forecasts for Japan - Having last financial year celebrated its 50th anniversary, the Japan Glove Manufacturers Association (JGMA) now sets out to establish its path for the next 50 years. Kiyohiko Moko, president of Sanko Kagaku Co. Ltd. and chairman of JGMA, recently sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly to discuss the association’s current endeavors, as well as its selling situation and forecast in […]
Gas Piping Shows 20% Improvement in Pass Ratio for July Independent Testing - A total of 359,000 meters of gas piping passed independent testing in July, according to data collected by the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA). It marks a year-on-year increase of 20 percent – and the second consecutive month of increased scores. In terms of rubber piping, that both for urban gas and liquefied petroleum (LP) gas showed improvement in pass […]
Tokai Carbon at Full Production Capacity in Thailand, Pondering Overseas Expansion - Speaking recently on overseas operations, Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) President Hajime Nagasaka said that production at the company’s subsidary Thai Tokai Carbon Product Co. Ltd. is currently operating at full capacity. The path to this, Nagasaka said, was not by getting into unreasonable price competition – it was by customers who had been using low-price goods from China and […]
Tokai Carbon Starts Process Toward Structural Reform - Structural reforms to Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5301) carbon black business are going exactly as planned, President Hajime Nagasaka said recently when speaking on the progress of the company’s T-2018 mid-term management plan. In order to undertake an overhaul of Tokai Carbon’s business foundations, the company is using T-2018 to structurally reform its carbon black, fine carbon and electrode businesses. […]
JGMA Chairman Discusses Glove Trends and Forecasts for Japan - Having last financial year celebrated its 50th anniversary, the Japan Glove Manufacturers Association (JGMA) now sets out to establish its path for the next 50 years. Kiyohiko Moko, president of Sanko Kagaku Co. Ltd. and chairman of JGMA, recently sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly to discuss the association’s current endeavors, as well as its selling situation and forecast in […]
Retreaded Tires Need to Overcome Certain Challenges in Japanese Market, Says JRA Chairman - Japan Rubber Weekly recently spoke with Tatsuo Gomi, chairman of the Japan Retreaders Association (JRA). In addition to discussion of the market downturn of retreaded tires faced by Japan in 2015, Gomi delved into the market share of these tires and what the forecast is for them moving forward. At 5.143 million units, brand-new tires for trucks and buses fell […]