Mitsuboshi Belting Expands Into Metal Automotive Parts

Rubber transmission belt manufacturer Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192) is moving aggressively into the field of metal parts for automobiles. At its recent global distributor meeting held in Kobe, the company has introduced its new product Smastar, a spring-loaded alternator pulley. The pulley’s built-in coil spring allows it to absorb engine rotational fluctuations, helping, the company says, to control belt noise,...

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Togawa Industry Develops Flexible PVC Hose With High-Pressure Capability

Resin hose manufacturer Togawa Industry Corp. has recently developed and launched its Mega High-Pressure Hose, a flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) hose with high-pressure capability that boasts four times the pressure resistance of general-purpose blade hoses. The company’s new product is a transparent, high-pressure hose that combines a special blend that is highly elastic with a structure able to handle high-pressure...

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High-pressure Hoses Show Resolve Amid Otherwise Lackluster July for Rubber Hose Production, Shipment Value

Both production volume and shipment value of rubber hoses was down year-on-year for the month of July, according to records collated by the Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association. Based on statistics from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the records reveal that production volume of hoses for July was 2,863 tons in terms of new-rubber volume, which represents...

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Carbon Black Shipments Down 7.3% to 49,900 Tons for July

Shipment volume of carbon black in July was down 7.3 percent to 49,900 tons from the same period last year, marking the eighth consecutive year-on-year decline, according to the Japanese Carbon Black Association. Carbon black shipments for rubber products dropped by 6.5 percent for tires and 10 percent for general rubber products. The total shipment volume for rubber products was...

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Bridgestone Studies High-strength Materials for Tires, Releases Findings

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced findings from research into high-strength material that would lead to resource-saving tires. The research was part of an R&D program within iMPACT (Importing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program), a project for furthering innovations in R&D that is being led by the Japanese Cabinet Office’s Council for Science, Technology and Innovation. The R&D program is...

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Toyo Tires Releases New Tire Model for Off-road Kei Cars

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently released the Open Country R/T, a new tire model designed for off-road kei cars. The tire establishes an entirely new genre, filling the gap between mud-terrain and all-weather tires. It targets the growing number of people who enjoy off-roading in SUV/CUV-style kei cars. The tire is designed to meet both on and...

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