Yokohama Rubber to Launch New ‘Fun Handling’ Advan Tire in Japan

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) plans to launch Japan domestic market sales in August of Advan Fleva V701, a new product with the global flagship Advan brand. All 24 available sizes will be sold, with plans for future expansion into further size ranges. The new tires inherit the profile of the Advan Sport V105 global flagship product, developed as a...

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New Bridgestone M746 Trailer Tire to Feature Better Tire Rotation Frequency

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has announced that it will launch its M746 all-season trailer tire on Oct. 10. Combining performance capabilities in both wet and snow, the M746 employs a specially designed pattern with consideration to the twisting force that is characteristic of trailers. This improves block durability and wear resistance, helping to reduce the frequency of tire rotations, as the...

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Totaku Promotes Tubes for Underground Electric Lines, Expects Increasing Demand

Totaku Industries Inc., a major manufacturer of plastic hoses and pipes, made its first presentation at an exhibition held July 20-22 to promote the elimination of utility-line poles. The company made an active appeal in anticipation of increased demand for its underground pipe products amid growing calls for elimination of telephone poles and other above-ground utility line poles. The centerpiece...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Sponsor Germany’s 2016 DFL-Supercup

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) will use its Falken Tire brand to sponsor the 2016 DFL-Supercup, a professional soccer match in Germany scheduled for mid-August. The 2016 DFL-Supercup will be the kickoff event for the 2016–17 season, pitting the 2015–16 Bundesliga champions against the winners of the DFB-Pokal, or “German Cup,” a tournament involving pro and amateur clubs. Sumitomo Rubber...

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Sales Rise for Food Machinery Made with Belts, Hoses and Tubes

Many rubber and plastics companies exhibited at Fooma Japan, the four-day international food machinery and technology exhibition held at Tokyo Big Sight from June 7 to 10. The companies actively promoted their wares to food product users. Belt manufacturers were especially fired up as they set up their booths with contraptions that attracted attendees’ attention. According to statistics released by...

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Resin Conveyor Belts Experience Strong Demand in Japanese Food Industry

Light-duty resin conveyor belts are trending well at present in terms of both production and shipment, due to robust sales in Japan’s food industry. Offering the largest demand among all sectors for such belts, the food industry provides stability now and prospectively moving forward in this regard. As such, it is drawing the attention of belt manufacturers across the board,...

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