Japanese rubber industry news
Sumitomo Riko Develops New, Low-Cost Version of Refleshine Window Film Apr. 27, 2017. - Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has launched Refleshine TW36, a film for heat shielding and insulation that also makes windows stronger. The product marks an advance in materials development. Sumitomo Riko restructured the film to reduce costs while retaining all the advantages. The new Refleshine film maintains protection against glass breakage, heat shielding and insulation, a more pleasant indoor environment […]
Du Pont-Toray Opens Kevlar Technical Center Apr. 27, 2017. - Du Pont-Toray Co. Ltd. has established the Kevlar Technical Center, a technical facility for Kevlar aramid fiber used in tires and rubber. The center is located within Toray Industries Inc.’s (TYO:3402) Tokai Plant. For the first year of operation, the center has been outfitted with such equipment as state-of-the-art dipping machines to deal with consecutive double dipping and heat treatment […]
Showa Rubber Joins Forces With Mongolian University on Products Targeting Agriculture Industry, Air Pollution Apr. 19, 2017. - Showa Rubber Co. Ltd. and Mongolian University of Life Sciences (MULS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to test Showa Rubber’s products in the agriculture–livestock industry and those that can reduce air pollution in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. The two organizations will collaborate also on the development of new products and product uses. At 12,000 students, MULS is a large-scale […]
Yokohama Rubber Develops New Structural Adhesive for Automotive Resin Panels Apr. 17, 2017. - Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has developed a new structural adhesive product for use with automotive resin panels. The company intends to market the product, which was developed with the goal of reducing vehicle weight, as part of its Hamatite brand of sealants and adhesives. Utilizing a fast-curing urethane adhesive with an NCO/OH ratio of 1.5, […]
Interview: Pirelli Japan Product Marketing Manager Talks Tire Market Expectations, Requirements Apr. 26, 2017. - Japan Rubber Weekly recently sat down with Hitoshi Ichikawa, product marketing manager for Pirelli Japan Co. Ltd., to talk about the company’s supply of tires geared for Japan and its replacement-focused market. In talking about the idea behind fuel-efficient tires, Ichikawa pointed out the tire being just one part in what compromises an automobile, meaning that automakers want tire performance […]
Apollo Tyres Seeks Talent for R&D Department Through Japanese Recruitment Site Apr. 25, 2017. - Indian-based Apollo Tyres Ltd. is searching for experienced talent on the Japanese recruiting site BizReach, which connects skilled workers with corporations in Japan. The tire manufacturer is looking to fill positions in the company’s R&D department and is offering noteworthy annual salaries at a maximum of 50 million yen ($455,478) and a minimum of 15 million yen based on experience, […]
Sumitomo Riko Develops New, Low-Cost Version of Refleshine Window Film Apr. 27, 2017. - Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has launched Refleshine TW36, a film for heat shielding and insulation that also makes windows stronger. The product marks an advance in materials development. Sumitomo Riko restructured the film to reduce costs while retaining all the advantages. The new Refleshine film maintains protection against glass breakage, heat shielding and insulation, a more pleasant indoor environment […]
Interview: Musashi Oil Seal President Discusses Business Performance and Industry Trends Apr. 24, 2017. - Oil seal manufacturer Musashi Oil Seal Mfg. Co. Ltd. prides itself on its wide product lineup, multi-item small-lot production capabilities and favorable reputation among customers. Japan Rubber Weekly recently sat down with company president Masahiro Muto to ask about the oil seal manufacturer’s business performance and management. Discussing Musashi Oil Seal’s recent business performance, Muto noted that the company made approximately […]
Du Pont-Toray Opens Kevlar Technical Center Apr. 27, 2017. - Du Pont-Toray Co. Ltd. has established the Kevlar Technical Center, a technical facility for Kevlar aramid fiber used in tires and rubber. The center is located within Toray Industries Inc.’s (TYO:3402) Tokai Plant. For the first year of operation, the center has been outfitted with such equipment as state-of-the-art dipping machines to deal with consecutive double dipping and heat treatment […]
Yokohama Rubber Opens New-Style Employee Housing Complex for Singles and Families Apr. 13, 2017. - Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has built Ciento Musashi-Kosugi, a new employee housing complex in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. Accepting residents from the end of March, the facility is a new type of complex that combines company-owned housing for families with male and female dormitories. Yokohama Rubber built Ciento Musashi-Kosugi by renovating the company’s male dormitory, which was constructed in 1968. […]
Interview: Pirelli Japan Product Marketing Manager Talks Tire Market Expectations, Requirements Apr. 26, 2017. - Japan Rubber Weekly recently sat down with Hitoshi Ichikawa, product marketing manager for Pirelli Japan Co. Ltd., to talk about the company’s supply of tires geared for Japan and its replacement-focused market. In talking about the idea behind fuel-efficient tires, Ichikawa pointed out the tire being just one part in what compromises an automobile, meaning that automakers want tire performance […]
Interview: Musashi Oil Seal President Discusses Business Performance and Industry Trends Apr. 24, 2017. - Oil seal manufacturer Musashi Oil Seal Mfg. Co. Ltd. prides itself on its wide product lineup, multi-item small-lot production capabilities and favorable reputation among customers. Japan Rubber Weekly recently sat down with company president Masahiro Muto to ask about the oil seal manufacturer’s business performance and management. Discussing Musashi Oil Seal’s recent business performance, Muto noted that the company made approximately […]

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