JRMA Publishes 20-Year History of ISO/TC45 Japan National Mirror Committee

The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association’s (JRMA) ISO/TC45 Japan National Mirror Committee has issued a report on the progress of the ISO/TC45 Japan National Mirror Committee, a special publication commemorating the 20th anniversary of the committee’s founding. The ISO/TC45 Japan Mirror Committee was originally established within The Society of Rubber Science and Technology Japan (SRIJ) in May 1996. However, in response...

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Carbon Black Shipments Down 0.9% for September

According to data collated by the Japanese Carbon Black Association, 49,729 tons of carbon black was shipped in September. This is a 0.9 percent year-on-year decrease and the tenth consecutive month of a year-on-year decline. Of carbon black used for rubber, shipments of that used in tires turned positive, seeing a 3.3 percent increase. At the same time, carbon black...

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Sumitomo Riko Forms Kyoshokai, Strengthening Ties With Dealers in China

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has recently set up “Kyoshokai,” a distributors conference for Sumiriko Industrial Products Shanghai Co. Ltd., the company’s industrial hose sales subsidiary based in Shanghai, China. Kyoshokai has been established with the aim of gathering dealers that market Sumitomo Riko-branded products, provide them with information about new products and other company news, and to share market...

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Yokohama Rubber to Stay Sole Tire Supplier for All-Japan F3 Championship Until 2019

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has extended its agreement to supply Advan racing tires as the sole control tire for the All-Japan Formula 3 Championship Series through 2019. The company will then be the sole tire supplier to the championship series for nine straight years, starting from 2011. The control tires will again be the Advan A005 for use on...

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Rubber Machinery Makers Pivot Into New Areas to Stay Afloat

Looking to open up new markets, Japan’s rubber machinery manufacturers are leveraging their expertise as they intensify development efforts in industry-related equipment. These efforts come against the backdrop of a decline in domestic demand for equipment used to manufacture rubber goods, as well as decreasing shipments due to a growing presence of overseas manufacturers. A visible shift can be seen...

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Yokohama Rubber Receives HPCI Excellent Achievement Research Project Award

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5101) has been awarded for its research on highly accurate fluid analysis and data mining for next-generation silent tire development, conducted in cooperation with the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), a research arm of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The company was named a recipient of an Excellent achievement research project award for...

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