Bando Showcases New Technologies and Products at Bando Technical Fair in Kobe

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) has exhibited the company’s new technologies and products at Bando Techno Fair 2016 in Kobe City. The event took place on Oct. 13–14 at Kobe International Exhibition Hall, held for the first time in nine years. At the exhibition, divisions covering areas such as automotive components, industrial materials, high-performance elastomer products, R&D, and the Bando-affiliate...

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Sumitomo Riko Establishes Manufacturing Base for Automotive Anti-vibration Rubber in Japan

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) recently held a ceremony in Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture, to mark the establishment of subsidiary SumiRiko Yamagata Co. Ltd., which will serve to manufacture and market automotive anti-vibration rubber. The ceremony was attended by Vice Governor of Yamagata Prefecture Tomoyuki Hosoya, Yonezawa City Mayor Masaru Nakagawa, Toyota Motor East Japan Inc. President Takeshi Shirane, Sumitomo Electric...

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Sumitomo Rubber Offers Outlook on Retread Tire Business in Japan

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.’s (TYO:5110) retread tire business in Japan is influenced by an environment in which demand for new tires remains sluggish due to a slump in the tire distribution industry. Going forward, retread tires are expected to see firm market conditions because of their cost performance and reduced environmental impact. Stable tire casings of good quality can still...

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Rubber Machinery Manufacturers Forecast Bleak Market Conditions

A restrictive trend is developing on investments in manufacturing equipment within Japan’s rubber industry. While largely robust performance was witnessed from many of the 21 companies comprising the Japan Rubber Machinery Association (JRM) through September, expectations for October onwards are that of tight market conditions. Japan’s domestic rubber industry is in a vague state of uncertainty at present. On the...

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Midori Anzen Strikes Deal for Sole Domestic Distribution Rights With ATG Gloves

Midori Anzen Co. Ltd. has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for Japan with ATG Gloves Pvt. Ltd., a Sri Lanka-based global manufacturer of gloves. The agreement will serve to expand the scope of market deployment for Midori Anzen’s glove operations, which are positioned as a critical part of business for the major manufacturer of work clothes and protective safety...

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Nihon Michelin Showcases Tire Pressure Monitoring System With IoT Technology

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. received a favorable reception at Japan Truck Show 2016. The company used the trade show as an opportunity to address issues faced by trucking and shipping businesses with its cutting edge tire service in order to further contribute to the transportation industry. At its display booth, Nihon Michelin exhibited its wide-base single tires, which serve...

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