Yokohama Rubber Releases New Hamatite Sealant for Residential Construction

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is in October launching sales of Hamatite SC-SDINB, a new single-component modified silicone-based sealant. The new product is mainly intended for filling the seams between ceramic siding boards on the outer walls of detached residential houses. A new “non-bleeding” feature, not found in conventional products, allows for longer preservation of building aesthetics by preventing the sealant from...

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N-Plus Exhibition Takes Place in Tokyo, Advanced Materials and Technologies on Display

Materials and technology exhibition N-Plus is taking place at Tokyo Big Sight over Sept. 28–30. Exhibitors from a variety of manufacturing industries, joined by companies involved in the rubber industry, are targeting visitors who seek advanced performance and added-value technologies and materials. Held annually, N-Plus represents a good opportunity for companies to gain exposure and acclaim for their newly developed...

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Nissan Selects Toyo Tires to Supply OE Tire for Pickup Truck in North America

Nissan Motor Corp. (TYO:7201) has selected the Open Country A26 tire by Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) as the original equipment tire for the Nissan Titan, a full-sized pickup truck for the North American market. Product shipment began from July 2016. This is the first time that Toyo Tires has been selected as original equipment manufacturer for the Nissan Titan. The...

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JSR Makes Strategic Investment in US Startup Carbon3D

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) is investing $5 million in Carbon3D Inc., a U.S.-based startup with innovative 3D printing technology. Carbon3D has developed a technology called Continuous Liquid Interface Production, or CLIP, which enables faster printing speed, exceptional surface finishing and superior physical properties of 3D printed objects. JSR will start feasibility studies for collaborative activities with Carbon3D Inc. in Japan by leveraging its own technologies in...

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Japanese Rubber Companies Ramp up Web Presence, E-commerce Activities

Whether be it manufacturers or trading companies specialized in rubber goods, those in the rubber industry are improving their web presence every year. As the number of visitors to their websites has increased on a global scale, their homepage has become a place to circulate information widely. Although the main content for those websites are corporate overview and products that...

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Bando Chemical Develops Japan’s First Self-extinguishing Conveyor Belt

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) this October will launch the FR7500, a new conveyor belt that is able to withstand surface temperatures of 60–100 degrees Celsius. It is a first-generation release in the company’s recently developed FR7000 series, the first Japanese line of self-extinguishing conveyor belts for high-temperature applications. With belt conveyors required to provide stable, continuous transportation of products,...

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