Bridgestone Delivers High-Pressure Hydrogen Filling Hoses to Yokohama Tsunashima Hydrogen Station

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has recently delivered its high-pressure hydrogen filling hoses to the Yokohama Tsunashima Hydrogen Station, a JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp.-managed hydrogen fueling facility within the Tsunashima Sustainable Smart Town. The hoses are meant to contribute to the safety of the facility. The station was designed to promote technology that could lead to future hydrogen-based societies and...

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NOK Develops Low-Torque Rotary Seal Rings

NOK Corp. (TYO:7240) has developed two new low-torque rotary seal rings, the TS-Ring and the CT-Ring, for use in automatic transmission (AT) and continuously variable transmission (CVT) vehicles. Both rings exhibit world-first technology, utilizing dynamic pressure and an outer sliding surface to achieve low-torque performance. As the automotive industry strives to improve fuel efficiency, there is an increased need for...

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Nippon A&L to Increase Synthetic Latex Rubber Prices

Nippon A&L Inc. has announced that it will increase the price of its synthetic latex rubber starting from April 1. Per dry kilogram, the company will increase the prices of its latex for paper processing by 50 yen ($0.45), general manufacturing latex by 55 yen, nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) latex by 65 yen and vinylpyridine (VP) latex by 75 yen. According...

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Shimoda Rubber to Start Full-Scale Sales of Ultrathin Rubber Sheets

All-around rubber manufacturer Shimoda Rubber Industry Co. Ltd., which produces both rubber sheets and other products, is currently focusing on the development of a new rubber sheeting product. The sheets, which are targeted at industry use, are created with the use of a calender roll. The company boasts a highly adaptable manufacturing system and takes on even minor manufacturing requests....

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Bridgestone Subsidiary Outlines Plan to Increase Customer Satisfaction

Bridgestone Diversified Products Japan Co. Ltd. (BDPJ), a non-tire subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) headed by Fumio Shirasaka, recently held its regular distributor conference. Attended by 79 members, the assembly focused on the company’s sales in the Kanto and Ban-etsu regions of Japan. Meeting at the assembly, a BDPJ representative explained how the company’s belt and hose divisions were faring...

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Yokohama Rubber Announces Plans to Support Motor Sports in 2017

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will support motor sports events again in fiscal 2017. The company says that as in previous years, it will be an enthusiastic supporter of racing teams competing in events across all motor sports categories and in countries around the world. By supporting motor sports, Yokohama Rubber aims at contributing to global growth of its tire...

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