Japanese rubber industry news
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 […]
Sumitomo Rubber to Launch New Minivan Tire With Improved Performance Across the Board Apr. 22, 2019.- Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that it is planning a June 1 launch for the Enasave RV505, a new tire made specifically for minivans. In addition to limiting the wobbling that minivans tend to encounter when going around curves or through a crosswind, the RV505 offers an improved lifespan and quieter operation. Sumitomo Rubber intends to launch the […]
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 […]
Bando Chemical to Bolster Medical Device Business With Acquisition of Aimedic MMT Apr. 18, 2019.- Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) announced on April 5 that it signed a share purchase agreement to acquire all shares of Aimedic MMT Co. Ltd., a manufacturer, seller and provider of after-sale services for orthopedic medical devices. Acquired from a fund managed by the Polaris Capital Group Co. Ltd. for around 10.55 billion yen ($94.23 million), Aimedic MMT will become […]
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 […]
Sumitomo Rubber to Launch New Minivan Tire With Improved Performance Across the Board Apr. 22, 2019.- Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that it is planning a June 1 launch for the Enasave RV505, a new tire made specifically for minivans. In addition to limiting the wobbling that minivans tend to encounter when going around curves or through a crosswind, the RV505 offers an improved lifespan and quieter operation. Sumitomo Rubber intends to launch the […]
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 […]
Nitta Completes Third Phase of Expansion Project at Mexican Plant Mar. 1, 2019.- Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) recently announced that its Mexican subsidiary, Nitta Moore Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. (NMM), held a ceremony on Feb. 19 to mark the end of construction for the third phase of a plant expansion project. The ceremony was attended by a number of San Luis Potosi state and city officials, including business council executive Gabriela Rivera […]
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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