Tokai Carbon Increases Price for Carbon Black as Oil Continues to Rise

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) has increased the price of its carbon black products by 3 yen per kilogram. The change was implemented for deliveries beginning Nov. 1, applying to all varieties of carbon black. A release from the company stated that the price of raw oil used in carbon black has been rising incrementally since bottoming out at the...

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IRC 2016 Kitakyushu: Innovation Based on Basic Science

“Innovation Based on Basic Science,” the theme of this year’s International Rubber Conference (IRC) held in Kitakyushu, Japan, aptly describes an important challenge the rubber industry is facing in moving forward, said Tadanobu Nagumo, honorary chairman of the IRC organizing committee, chairman of the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) and president of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), at the conference’s opening...

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IRC 2016 Kitakyushu Hosts Over 550 Industry Experts, Sets Record for Papers Presented

Rubber scientists and engineers from around the world gathered to attend the International Rubber Conference (IRC) Kitakyushu 2016 held Oct. 24–28, and its joint event, the Rubber & Elastomer Technical Exhibition, held Oct. 25–28. It marked the fifth time that the IRC has been held in Japan, and the first time in 11 years. With an attendance primarily consisting of scientists...

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Yokohama Rubber Receives Award for Duotex Conveyor Belt

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5101) Duotex conveyor belt has been recognized with the Chairman’s Award at the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI) FY2016 Awards for Resources Recycling Technologies and Systems. It was awarded for its durability and long service life and for having a rubber compound based on recycled raw materials. The award ceremony was held on Oct....

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Mitsui Chemicals to Launch Cooperative Logistics Network for Chemicals

Chemical company and synthetic rubber manufacturer Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) is launching this autumn a cooperative logistics network for small-quantity chemical products. The network will be comprised of several companies that operate factories across Tokyo, Yokohama and Chiba prefecture. With a shortage of truck drivers continuing to worsen, the network aims to stabilize long-distance shipping for small-quantity chemical products such as...

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