Tsukasa Rubber Introduces System to Profitably Run Plant Factories at Agro Innovation

Tetsuhiro Koizumi, president of industrial rubber product manufacturer and seller Tsukasa Rubber & Electric Materials Co. Ltd., recently introduced the company’s new Oasis plant cultivation system as a means to profitably running plant factories in Japan. Koizumi presented at Agro Innovation 2016, a spezialized exhibition for producers, processors and distributors of fruits and vegetables. Koizumi began his presentation by providing background...

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Synthetic Rubber Production Regresses Into Negative Territory for September 2016

Total production volume of synthetic rubber fell 9.6 percent year-on-year for the month of September 2016, dropping to 128,830 tons, according to the Synthetic Rubber Industry Association of Japan. It represents a regression back from what was a positive year-on-year total the month prior. Outside of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), which saw a 1.9-percent increase, year-on-year declines were witnessed across all...

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Yokohama Rubber to Buy Industrial Tire Maker Aichi Tire

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) said today that it has reached an agreement with shareholders of industrial machinery tire manufacturer Aichi Tire Industry Co. Ltd. to acquire all of the company’s shares at an undisclosed amount. Yokohama expects the acquisition to strengthen its position in that product sector and plans to complete the acquisition by March 2017. Products of Komaki,...

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Company Report: Automotive Parts Supplier Molten

Besides being a world-famous maker of basketballs and other sports ball equipment, Molten Corp. also boasts a history of more than 60 years as a manufacturer of automotive rubber and resin products. Japan Rubber Weekly recently had the opportunity to speak about the company’s future strategy with Toshihiko Kobayashi, a board member at Molten, and chief operating officer of its...

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