JGMA Chairman Discusses Glove Trends and Forecasts for Japan

Having last financial year celebrated its 50th anniversary, the Japan Glove Manufacturers Association (JGMA) now sets out to establish its path for the next 50 years. Kiyohiko Moko, president of Sanko Kagaku Co. Ltd. and chairman of JGMA, recently sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly to discuss the association’s current endeavors, as well as its selling situation and forecast in...

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Tokai Carbon at Full Production Capacity in Thailand, Pondering Overseas Expansion

Speaking recently on overseas operations, Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) President Hajime Nagasaka said that production at the company’s subsidary Thai Tokai Carbon Product Co. Ltd. is currently operating at full capacity. The path to this, Nagasaka said, was not by getting into unreasonable price competition – it was by customers who had been using low-price goods from China and...

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Sumitomo Rubber Holds Truck and Bus Tire Work Contest

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has recently held a contest concerning the operation of truck and bus tires at the Tire Land Sendai-East shop in Sendai, belonging to its subsidary Dunlop Tire Tohoku K.K. The contest was started in 2010 to improve worker motivation and skill levels, and to ensure safety and rigorousness of efficient work. Held this year for...

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Tokai Carbon Starts Process Toward Structural Reform

Structural reforms to Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5301) carbon black business are going exactly as planned, President Hajime Nagasaka said recently when speaking on the progress of the company’s T-2018 mid-term management plan. In order to undertake an overhaul of Tokai Carbon’s business foundations, the company is using T-2018 to structurally reform its carbon black, fine carbon and electrode businesses....

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Tokyo-based Rubber SMEs to Exhibit Technological Prowess at IRC 2016

The Bokuto Rubber Industrial Committee, an organization of small and medium-sized manufacturers of rubber products that was established in Tokyo’s Bokuto district, will exhibit at the International Rubber Conference 2016 Kitakyushu (IRC 2016) from Oct. 24-28 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka prefecture. Aiming to display their member companies’ technological strength to the world, the committee will be part of the IRC 2016’s Rubber […]

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Japan’s Natural Rubber Import Volume Hits Fifth Straight Month of Decline in July

Japan’s import volume of natural rubber for July 2016 decreased by 1.2 percent year-on-year, with import value plunging 24.3 percent, according to statistics gathered by the Rubber Trade Association of Japan. It represents the fifth consecutive month of year-on-year decline for import volume, and the 10th such consecutive month for import value. The average import price plummeted by 23.4 percent...

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