Hose Assemblies Sales Drop to 29.68 Billion Yen in First Half

Sales of hose assemblies fell 6 percent year-on-year to 29.677 billion yen in the first half of 2016, according to the Japan Hose Coupling Association (JHCA). By category, industrial rubber hoses fell 6 percent, automotive rubber hoses declined 5 percent, and plastic hoses were down 6 percent. For June, total sales fell 5 percent year-on-year to 5.482 billion yen, the...

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Bridgestone Goes for Both Dry and Wet Performance With New Potenza RE-06D Tire

As part of Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) latest Potenza range of tires, the company has launched the Potenza RE-06D, a new product designed with the aim of reducing lap time on the circuit. Using an exclusively developed structure, pattern, geometry and compound, the tire improves road contact when corning as well as block rigidity. Moreover, the RE-06D is designed with an...

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Toyo Tires Launches New Proxes R888R for Motorsports

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) has launched in August nationwide sales in Japan for its new 26-inch Proxes R888R tire for use in motorsports. The tire provides excellent handling suitable for circuit racing, and makes use of a tread composition and structure that offers superior grip and control. The use of high-grip compounds and a large-blocked tread pattern...

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Sumitomo Riko’s Matsui on Overseas Operations, Strategies for New Business

During a recent interview granted to Japan Rubber Weekly, Tetsu Matsui, president and COO of Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191), shared his thoughts about the company’s overseas operations and strategies for getting new business, especially its plans to gain new customers by establishing and utilizing the Advanced Automotive Systems R&D Center, a new facility intended to boost profitability. Matsui said...

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Sumitomo Riko President Matsui Sees Current Business Unfolding as Planned

Tetsu Matsui, president and COO of Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191), said in a recent interview with Japan Rubber Weekly that although net sales fell due to currency exchange losses caused by a higher yen and despite a cloudier picture that falling business confidence paints for future profits, the company’s performance has been largely as planned. Matsui said that Sumitomo...

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Tokai Carbon to Shut Down Carbon Black Production Line at Ishinomaki Plant

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) is planning to shut down one of four carbon black production lines at its Ishinomaki plant in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Annual production capacity will be reduced from 60,000 to 46,000 tons within 2016. The plant supplies carbon black to tire factories and rubber-parts manufacturers throughout eastern Japan. In March 2011, production stopped after the...

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