Japanese rubber industry news
Denka to Hike Prices on Fused Silica by 10–15% Oct. 19, 2021. - Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) has announced that it is revising prices for its Denka Fused Silica Filler. Products set to be affected by this are the FB and FBX lines, with a price increase of 10–15 percent slated for products supplied from Nov. 1 onward. Giving its reasoning for the price increase, Denka noted that the cost of producing fused […]
Bridgestone to Consolidate Domestic Production Bases for Automotive Seat Pads Oct. 18, 2021. - Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has announced plans to consolidate its domestic production bases for automotive seat pads, slimming down from its current four-base setup under domestic subsidiaries Bridgestone Chemitech Co. Ltd. (BSCT) and Bridgestone Diversified Chemical Products Co. Ltd. (BDCP). To achieve this consolidation, Bridgestone intends to close BSCT’s Ageo Plant in Ageo, Saitama Prefecture. Once this plant is closed in […]
Bridgestone Takes Part in Cutting-Edge Research to Support Healthy Sleep Oct. 14, 2021. - Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has joined a project being carried out in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, for joint research into healthy sleep. Working together with the goal of resolving various sleep-related social issues, participants in the project span industry, academia, government and the medical sector. Specifically, this joint research is being carried out by a total of six entities – the crux […]
Yokohama Rubber, Zenrin Launch Testing of New Tire Sensor Oct. 11, 2021. - Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has started practical testing of a newly developed sensor that is to be attached to the inner surface of tires. Carried out in collaboration with mapping and navigation company Zenrin Co. Ltd. (TYO:9474), this testing will take place across Japan on vehicles outfitted with sensor-attached tires. To facilitate the testing, Zenrin […]
Yokohama Rubber Publishes New CSR Report on Efforts From FY2020 Oct. 12, 2021. - Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has updated the Japanese version of its CSR webpage to add a new annual report, giving insight into the company’s activities for fiscal 2020. The new CSR report begins by presenting Yokohama Rubber’s corporate vision and CSR slogan, and includes a message from company president Masataka Yamaishi about the importance of creating value for all […]
Yokohama Rubber, Zenrin Launch Testing of New Tire Sensor Oct. 11, 2021. - Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has started practical testing of a newly developed sensor that is to be attached to the inner surface of tires. Carried out in collaboration with mapping and navigation company Zenrin Co. Ltd. (TYO:9474), this testing will take place across Japan on vehicles outfitted with sensor-attached tires. To facilitate the testing, Zenrin […]
Bridgestone to Consolidate Domestic Production Bases for Automotive Seat Pads Oct. 18, 2021. - Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has announced plans to consolidate its domestic production bases for automotive seat pads, slimming down from its current four-base setup under domestic subsidiaries Bridgestone Chemitech Co. Ltd. (BSCT) and Bridgestone Diversified Chemical Products Co. Ltd. (BDCP). To achieve this consolidation, Bridgestone intends to close BSCT’s Ageo Plant in Ageo, Saitama Prefecture. Once this plant is closed in […]
Bridgestone’s Hose Business Sees V-Shaped Demand Recovery Both Domestically and Abroad Oct. 13, 2021. - Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) hose business has shown promising trends with its first-half results for calendar 2021. With demand marking a V-shaped recovery from last year both in Japan and overseas, the company’s business here has managed year-on-year increases in both sales revenue and profit, with the former of these metrics rising by double digits. Domestically, hose demand in OE applications […]
Denka to Hike Prices on Fused Silica by 10–15% Oct. 19, 2021. - Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) has announced that it is revising prices for its Denka Fused Silica Filler. Products set to be affected by this are the FB and FBX lines, with a price increase of 10–15 percent slated for products supplied from Nov. 1 onward. Giving its reasoning for the price increase, Denka noted that the cost of producing fused […]
Tosoh to Hike Prices on All Polyethylene Resin Products Starting November Oct. 15, 2021. - Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) announced on Oct. 13 that it will be implementing a price increase for its polyethylene resin. The change will apply to all polyethylene resin products offered by the company, with prices set to rise by at least 16 yen ($0.14) per kilogram starting with product supplied on Nov. 1. Addressing its reasoning for the decision, Tosoh noted […]
Interview: Toyoda Gosei President Toru Koyama Discusses Efforts to Balance New Initiatives With Existing Businesses Apr. 23, 2021. - Inaugurated as president of Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) last June, Toru Koyama stepped into the role amid a raft of major changes in the business environment – including COVID-19 as well as the accelerating trend in automotive electrification. Speaking recently with Japan Rubber Weekly, Koyama said for fiscal 2021 that he aims to see the company land a proper […]
Zeon President Kimiaki Tanaka Sees Promising Market for Specialty Elastomers Jan. 15, 2021. - Speaking recently about the future of his company’s business for elastomer materials, Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) President Kimiaki Tanaka said COVID-19 has made it clear that there is strong global demand for specialty elastomers. This can also be interpreted, he said, to mean that elastomers without specialized characteristics will have to be offered at a low price if they are to […]