Midori Anzen to Develop Better Cut-Resistant Gloves in Joint Project

Midori Anzen Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of protective footwear and other safety equipment, has recently begun developing gloves that are far more difficult to cut than their conventional counterparts. These new gloves are being developed in a joint project with a fiber manufacturer, with the first product launch slated for April of next year. Midori Anzen’s partner in this endeavor...

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Sansho Kogyo Transitions to More Heat-Resistant, Durable Rubber

Tokyo-based rubber manufacturer Sansho Kogyo Co. Ltd. is moving toward more frequent use of hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) and fluororubber in its rubber materials, citing increased industry demand for durability and heat resistance. Traditionally, rubber products have been optimized for oil resistance, using high quantities of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR). The production of more compact engines in recent years,...

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Acquisition by Dow Chemical Creates Synergies, Complements Business: Dow Corning Toray CEO Sakurai

Dow Chemical Co.’s (TYO:4850) chemical technologies will complement Dow Corning Corp.’s high-growth silicone business sector, a point of pride in the company, and other segments in which demand is expected to grow in future, said Dow Corning Toray Co. Ltd. CEO Eriko Sakurai at a recent press seminar held on Nov. 29. Talking about Dow Chemical’s full acquisition of Dow...

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Hakko Adds 25mm Conductive Super Fluorine Spring Tubing to E-SJSD Product Line

Hakko Corp. has added the E-SJSD-25, with an inner diameter of 25 millimeters and an outer diameter of 33 millimeters, to its E-SJSD conductive super-flexible fluorine spring tube product offering, which has been selling well since its launch in June. Hakko products are the first in the industry to comply with both the ISO 8031 standard and IEC/TS60079-32-1:2013 (flammable parts...

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Interview: Continental Tire Japan’s Managing Director Soenke Schiricke

This past August marked the passing of a full two years since German Continental AG’s founding of Continental Tire Japan Co. Ltd. The Japanese arm was established for the purpose of more strategically and efficiently conducting tire marketing operations in the country, and, furthermore, to put local customer care on the fast track. The company boasts a top-class record in...

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