Cemedine Develops Wearable Adhesive

Adhesives and sealants manufacturer Cemedine Co. Ltd. (TYO:4999) exhibited its “Wearable Cemedine” concept using the SX-ECA adhesive at the 2nd Wearable Expo in January at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center. Cemedine SX-ECA holds great promise for use in future wearable devices. It is an electrically conductive paste that makes it easy to impart electrical conductivity to fabric. Besides superb...

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Yokohama Rubber to Increase Production of Passenger Car Tires

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is increasing production of high-performance passenger car tires (18-plus inches in diameter) at its Shinshiro Plant, Aichi Prefecture. The company will commence construction on a new line this May and, with a launch planned for June 2017, is in position to have full production possible by April 2018. With an investment of 3.7 billion yen ($32.76...

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Totaku Industries to Build New Factory in Japan

Major resin hose and pipe maker Totaku Industries Inc. plans to build a new factory in Oyama, Tochigi prefecture as it moves to strengthen its production and sales effort in the eastern Japan region. Slated to begin by late 2017, construction of the new factory will be located in Oyama’s No. 4 Industrial Zone. The facility, with 14,000 square meters...

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Sumitomo Rubber CEO Ikuji Ikeda (archive photo)

Sumitomo Rubber to Advance Global Strategy and Production—CEO Ikeda

Ikuji Ikeda, president and CEO of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110), said in a recent interview with the Japan Rubber Weekly that he expects major progress in his company’s global strategy. The dissolution of the alliance agreement with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company of the U.S. will free Sumitomo Rubber of constraints in the North American and European markets...

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Kyokuto Sangyo Makes Radiation-Resistant Elastic Elastomer Prototype

Kyokuto Sangyo Co. Ltd. (TYO:9869) has succeeded in producing a prototype elastomer that retains elasticity while being resistant to temperatures of up to 300 degrees Celsius and radiation exposure of up to 800 kilograys (kGy) absorbed. The material is the result of a joint research project with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). Since the accident at the Fukushima No....

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Nitta Unveils CNT Compound Technology at Nano Tech

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) has received a favourable reception upon unveiling its compound technology for carbon nanotubes (CNT) at “nano tech 2016”, an international nanotechnology exhibition and conference held in Tokyo end of January. Currently under development by Nitta, this technology bypasses the use of adhesives to thinly and evenly attach CNT to several μm in diameter of carbon fiber (CF)...

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