JX Energy Develops New Rubber for Injection Molding

Major Japanese oil refiner and distributor JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. has developed an “injection-moldable rubber” using an innovative elastomer with a mechanism based on a new concept. A manufacturer and supplier of ethylidene norbornene (ENB), a raw material for ethylene propylene rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer, or EPDM), JX Energy enjoys a 70 percent share in the world...

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Yokohama Rubber to Expand Overseas Fuel-Efficient Tire Business

Hikomitsu Noji, president of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), recently spoke with the Japan Rubber Weekly about the direction of the tire and non-tire businesses under the company’s current medium-term management plan. Noji said his company will concentrate on leveraging its advanced technological prowess based on three pillars: (1) focus on the global OE market; (2) achieve a stronger presence...

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Sumitomo Riko CEO Nishimura Comments on Recent Developments

Yoshiaki Nishimura, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191), recently commented on the current state of the company’s business growth and transformation into a global firm. In 2013, Sumitomo Riko carried out four M&A deals, giving the company the largest share in the global market for automotive anti-vibration rubber. That share is projected to be...

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Nakashima Rubber Develops New Rubber Adhesive Film

Nakashima Rubber Industry Co. Ltd., headquartered in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, has started commercialization of its newly developed rubber adhesive film under the brand name Aculah (Adhesive Coat Utilizing Lamination Method). It features high coating efficiency and strong bonding performance, making it effective from both a workers and an environment protection point of view. The material is a releasable resin...

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Smart Rubber Touch Sensors Now With Practical Applications in CPR Training – Sumitomo Riko

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has developed a cardiac compression training sensor system that makes use of the company’s all-rubber “Smart Rubber” (SR) touch sensors. Set inside a dummy’s chest for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, the system is a unit composed of a sensor sheet together with computer software and a controller. The system detects the position, depth, force and...

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Nippon System Kaihatsu Releases Top-End Mixture Design Support System

Nippon System Kaihatsu Co. Ltd. has released Mixture Design Support System (MDSS) Premium, a top-class model that is an upgrade of the company’s regular Mixture Design Support System (MDSS) for rubber and plastic. MDSS Premium is a high-end product that, in addition to the standard features offered by MDSS Standard and the characteristics predictor of MDSS Professional, comes with a...

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