Kuraray Develops new Light Curing Elastomer

Kuraray Co. Ltd. has developed a new light curing elastomer through its unique technology. By freely controlling the molecular weight and arrangement of the elastomer units and the light curing units, a superior curability and flexibility that has never been seen in light curing resins has been achieved. One feature of the new light curing elastomer is that the length...

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Uncertainty in Chinese Market: JRM

On October 15, the Japan Rubber Machinery Association (JRM; Chairman Yasuhiko Takagi, president of Kansai Roll Co. Ltd.) held its 36th regular meeting in Kobe at Sun Members Kobe, attended by 24 persons from 21 member companies. Reports were given regarding conditions for the previous term and first half of this term from all member companies in attendance, with conditions...

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Yokohama Rubber Improves Aerodynamic Tire Technology

The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. is improving the aerodynamic technology of tires that control the flow of air around the tires as they are operating. They are developing technology which contributes to vehicular air resistance reduction as well as reduction of vehicular lift that occurs when the vehicle is operating. By implementing this technology, tire development can be expected to...

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Bridgestone Develops Hydrogen Fueling Hose

Bridgestone Corp. is developing a hydrogen fueling hose with high pressure resistance capable of containing 82MPa (megapascals), and will begin full fledged sales operations. The hydrogen fueling hose is to be installed at facilities such as hydrogen stations where fuel cell vehicles are supplied with hydrogen. Hydrogen is placed under high pressure during fueling, requiring hoses that withstand the resulting...

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JAMA: August Decline in Motor Vehicle Production

According to figures collected by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (JAMA), the number of motor vehicles (4-wheeler) produced in August 2015 was 605,000, an approximate 5 percent drop over the same month of the previous year. It was also the 14th consecutive month that the figure had fallen compared to the same month of the previous year. In terms of...

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International Asia Conference on Carbon Black in Yokohama This November

The Carbon Black Association of Japan will hold the 12th Carbon Black Asia Pacific Conference 2015 at the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu in Yokohama, Japan from Nov. 4-6, 2015. Over 170 participants are expected to attend, including overseas visitors. This international conference will be attended primarily by carbon black manufacturers from the Asia-Pacific region. They will include among others feedstock...

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