Tosoh Announces Mid-term Business Plans Through FY 2017

President of chemical manufacturer Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042), Toshinori Yamamoto, has announced the company’s mid-term business plans through to the end of the 2017 fiscal year. It is the first time in 30 years that the company has made such a public announcement concerning its mid-term business plans. With the mid-term plan, Tosoh has a business policy of promoting safety reforms;...

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Sumitomo Riko Opens New Automobile Product Development Laboratory

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has set up the tentatively named New Automobile Product Development Laboratory at its plant in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture. The company is positioning the Laboratory as a major part of its management vision for 2020. The Laboratory will work with automakers to apply Sumitomo Riko’s “Smart Rubber” in developing new technologies. One such technology will check...

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Mitsuboshi Belting to Launch Low-adhesion Resin Belt

Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192) has developed the Hybrid Silicone Belt, a light resin conveyor belt for moving food items. The surface of the new belt employs a copolymer that consists of polyurethane and silicone (polysiloxane), enabling improved releasability and high durability. The product is suited for transporting sticky foods such as bread dough, chewing gum and candies. The new product...

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Yokohama Rubber to Release New Advan Tires in Japan

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has announced that it will release a new product under the company’s global flagship brand, Advan, in Japan. The new product line, Advan Fleva V701, will be sold in 24 sizes starting in August 2016. A high-performance sport tire developed based on the Advan Sport V105, the Advan Fleva V701 offers stable steering and a quiet...

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Seismic Isolation Rubber Proves Highly Effective in Kumamoto Earthquakes

Seismic isolation rubber alleviates the destructive force of earthquakes. And it does so with isolation components, manufactured from laminated rubber and other materials, to take the brunt of the seismic motion. So a relevant question is how buildings with seismically isolated structures faired during last month’s earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan. Along with taking a look at conditions in post-quake Kumamoto,...

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Yokohama Rubber’s Highway Joints Selected for Tokyo’s Shuto Expressway

YHT-N highway joints built by Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) for use in elevated highways and bridge extensions have recently been fully installed as replacements on the No. 1 Haneda Route of the Shuto Expressway in Tokyo. The model was selected as the replacement in January of this year. Yokohama Rubber’s goal is for the YHT-N to replace highway joints...

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