Japanese rubber industry news
New Balance Opens Running and Lifestyle Store in Ginza, Tokyo Jun. 26, 2017. - New Balance Japan Inc. has opened New Balance Ginza, a running and lifestyle store located in the famed district of Tokyo and covering an area of roughly 356 square meters over two floors. This is New Balance Japan’s fifth standalone store in Tokyo, following Aoyama, Harajuku, Roppongi and Odaiba. Including Sapporo, Osaka and Grand Front Osaka, this makes for a […]
Asics Revamps Japanese Production Base Jun. 26, 2017. - Sanin Asics Industry Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Asics Corp. (TYO:7936), has completed its construction of a new factory building as well as its renovation of existing buildings. Located on 17,312 square meters of land, the plant has a total floor area of 10,095 square meters. Sanin Asics mainly manufactures sports shoes, fashion sneakers, walking shoes and work shoes […]
Japan Sees Low Number of New Earthquake-Resistant Buildings for 2015 Jun. 19, 2017. - According to the Japan Society of Seismic Isolation’s (JSSI) recent report on the penetration of earthquake-resistant buildings, the cumulative number of buildings employing seismic isolation technology as of December 2015 amounted to 4,139, of which government buildings were 804 and private buildings were 3,335. The number of new earthquake-resistant buildings for 2015 was 170. The year saw a drastic decline […]
Bando Chemical and Mitsuboshi Belting See Robust Transmission Belt Sales in China and Asia May. 30, 2017. - Japanese belt manufacturers are enjoying robust sales of general industrial transmission belts in China and Asia. Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) and Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192) both boasted strong sales in these regions in fiscal 2016. Sales continue to grow, centering on agricultural and industrial machinery transmission belts, a market with high expectations. Bando Chemical’s Industrial Products Division’s sales in […]
Sumitomo Rubber Participates in MOE CO2 Reduction Campaign Jun. 23, 2017. - Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) and its group companies have once again participated in the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Reduction/Light-Down Campaign, an initiative led by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE). On June 21, Sumitomo Rubber partially switched off its signage and indoor lighting between 8 pm and 10 pm at its 479 affiliated facilities across Japan, including its Kobe-based headquarters, […]
Yokohama Rubber to Launch New Tire for SUVs, Pickup Trucks Jun. 22, 2017. - Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will launch new sports utility and pickup truck tire Geolandar M/T G003 in August. The product will be offered in nine sizes ranging from 15–20 inches with additional options to be released after September. Through improved endurance and wear-resistance, the new tire has long-life off-road performance on various road surfaces, including mud, rock, dirt and […]
New Balance Opens Running and Lifestyle Store in Ginza, Tokyo Jun. 26, 2017. - New Balance Japan Inc. has opened New Balance Ginza, a running and lifestyle store located in the famed district of Tokyo and covering an area of roughly 356 square meters over two floors. This is New Balance Japan’s fifth standalone store in Tokyo, following Aoyama, Harajuku, Roppongi and Odaiba. Including Sapporo, Osaka and Grand Front Osaka, this makes for a […]
Asics Revamps Japanese Production Base Jun. 26, 2017. - Sanin Asics Industry Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Asics Corp. (TYO:7936), has completed its construction of a new factory building as well as its renovation of existing buildings. Located on 17,312 square meters of land, the plant has a total floor area of 10,095 square meters. Sanin Asics mainly manufactures sports shoes, fashion sneakers, walking shoes and work shoes […]
Zeon Wins 2016 SPSJ Award for Asymmetric SIS Copolymer Jun. 22, 2017. - Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) received the fiscal 2016 Society of Polymer Science Japan (SPSJ) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology. The award was given at the 66th SPSJ annual meeting to Zeon for its product Quintac, an asymmetric styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymer. The annual meeting included an award ceremony and acceptance speeches. Zeon designed Quintac by deliberately offsetting […]
New Kuraray Plastics President Talks Business Transformation, Strategy for Expansion Jun. 14, 2017. - Appointed as the new president of Kuraray Plastics Co. Ltd. this past March, Takashi Nakajima says that his role is to keep a balance between offense and defense. And on this basis, Nakajima plans to expand Kuraray Plastics’ compound business while also finding new applications and contents for the company’s existing products. Founded in 1905, Kuraray Plastics marks its 112th […]
Japan Challenging but Worthwhile – New Continental Tire Japan MD May Jun. 20, 2017. - Japan Rubber Weekly recently sat down with Gregory May, who became the new managing director of Continental Tire Japan Co. Ltd. this past May 1 at the age of 37. May explained that Continental AG’s Japanese arm, established in 2014, has reached the end of its start-up phase and moved on to the stage of generating stable profits while pursuing […]
New Kuraray Plastics President Talks Business Transformation, Strategy for Expansion Jun. 14, 2017. - Appointed as the new president of Kuraray Plastics Co. Ltd. this past March, Takashi Nakajima says that his role is to keep a balance between offense and defense. And on this basis, Nakajima plans to expand Kuraray Plastics’ compound business while also finding new applications and contents for the company’s existing products. Founded in 1905, Kuraray Plastics marks its 112th […]

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