Japanese rubber industry news
Kobe Steel Turns Indian JV for Tire and Rubber Machinery Into Wholly Owned Subsidiary Apr. 25, 2019.- Kobe Steel Ltd. (TYO:5406) has acquired L&T Kobelco Machinery Pvt. Ltd. (LKTM) as a wholly owned subsidiary. Previously operated as a JV between Kobe Steel and Larsen & Toubro Ltd., the Indian-based firm designs, manufactures and sells a range of tire and rubber machinery, including rubber mixers and twin-screw extruders. By turning LKTM into a wholly owned subsidiary, Kobe Steel […]
Daicel-Evonik Installs New Extrusion Equipment for Multilayer Plastic Tubes Apr. 24, 2019.- Daicel-Evonik Ltd. has installed new extrusion equipment for multilayer plastic tubes at its Technical Center in the city of Himeji. The new equipment is capable of producing tubes with up to five layers. Gaining the ability to manufacture five-layer tubes – up from the previous three layers – will open up major opportunities for Daicel-Evonik in terms of responding to […]
Kobe Steel Turns Indian JV for Tire and Rubber Machinery Into Wholly Owned Subsidiary Apr. 25, 2019.- Kobe Steel Ltd. (TYO:5406) has acquired L&T Kobelco Machinery Pvt. Ltd. (LKTM) as a wholly owned subsidiary. Previously operated as a JV between Kobe Steel and Larsen & Toubro Ltd., the Indian-based firm designs, manufactures and sells a range of tire and rubber machinery, including rubber mixers and twin-screw extruders. By turning LKTM into a wholly owned subsidiary, Kobe Steel […]
Michelin Japan to Provide Tires for ANA Airbus A380 Apr. 23, 2019.- Radial aviation tires from Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. are set to be used for the Airbus A380 airplanes flown by All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. (ANA). The A380 is scheduled to enter into service on May 24 for flights between Japan and Hawaii. The A380 will be fitted with the Michelin Air X radial tire. Incorporating Michelin’s proprietary Near […]
Kobe Steel Turns Indian JV for Tire and Rubber Machinery Into Wholly Owned Subsidiary Apr. 25, 2019.- Kobe Steel Ltd. (TYO:5406) has acquired L&T Kobelco Machinery Pvt. Ltd. (LKTM) as a wholly owned subsidiary. Previously operated as a JV between Kobe Steel and Larsen & Toubro Ltd., the Indian-based firm designs, manufactures and sells a range of tire and rubber machinery, including rubber mixers and twin-screw extruders. By turning LKTM into a wholly owned subsidiary, Kobe Steel […]
Michelin Japan to Provide Tires for ANA Airbus A380 Apr. 23, 2019.- Radial aviation tires from Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. are set to be used for the Airbus A380 airplanes flown by All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. (ANA). The A380 is scheduled to enter into service on May 24 for flights between Japan and Hawaii. The A380 will be fitted with the Michelin Air X radial tire. Incorporating Michelin’s proprietary Near […]
Daicel-Evonik Installs New Extrusion Equipment for Multilayer Plastic Tubes Apr. 24, 2019.- Daicel-Evonik Ltd. has installed new extrusion equipment for multilayer plastic tubes at its Technical Center in the city of Himeji. The new equipment is capable of producing tubes with up to five layers. Gaining the ability to manufacture five-layer tubes – up from the previous three layers – will open up major opportunities for Daicel-Evonik in terms of responding to […]
Nitta Celebrates 134th Anniversary, Looks to Capitalize on a Changing Society Mar. 27, 2019.- Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186), a major manufacturer of industrial-use rubber and resin products, celebrated its 134th anniversary on March 18 with ceremonies at its Osaka Head Office and its Nara Plant. Speaking on the day, President Motonobu Nitta said that his company has sought to create new value by expanding its range of operations outside of the existing Nitta family business […]
JSR Set to Transfer Control of Life Sciences Business to New US Subsidiary Mar. 26, 2019.- JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) is working to transfer control of its life sciences business to U.S.-based JSR Life Sciences LLC., a new company established on Jan. 1 under wholly owned subsidiary JSR North America Holdings Inc. Practical operations here are slated to begin on April 1. So far, JSR has grown its life sciences business on a global level, conducting M&A […]
JSR to Switch up Top Management With New Positions, New President Mar. 18, 2019.- JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) announced on March 14 that it intends to restructure its top management, having made a decision on this at a board of directors meeting earlier that day. Managing Officer Eric Johnson, 57, has been selected to fill the newly created role of CEO. Meanwhile, Nobuo Kawahashi, 62 – currently an executive managing officer at JSR – was […]
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 […]
Tigers Polymer President Kentaro Watanabe Eyes Increased Sales, Production for 2018 Feb. 9, 2018.- Tigers Polymer Corp. (TYO:4231) President Kentaro Watanabe recently sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly to talk about his company’s overseas operations for 2017 and where he expects to see things go here moving forward. Sales for the industrial rubber and resin products manufacturer are generally in good shape across the Americas, Southeast Asia and China, Watanabe said, particularly in China. […]

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