Showa Rubber Joins Forces With Mongolian University on Products Targeting Agriculture Industry, Air Pollution

Showa Rubber Co. Ltd. and Mongolian University of Life Sciences (MULS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to test Showa Rubber’s products in the agriculture–livestock industry and those that can reduce air pollution in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. The two organizations will collaborate also on the development of new products and product uses. At 12,000 students, MULS is a large-scale...

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Star Seiki Launches South Korean Subsidiary for Take-out Robot Services

Star Seiki Co. Ltd., a take-out robot manufacturer based in Oguchi, Aichi Prefecture, established a subsidiary in South Korea this March. The subsidiary, Star Seiki Korea Co. Ltd., has a core business of sales, installation, repair and technical training in the area of take-out robots for injection molding machines. Star Seiki Korea is located at 150 Namdong-daero, Namdong-gu, Incheon, South...

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Bridgestone to Feature University Solar Car at Shanghai Motor Show

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) will be showcasing a car at Auto Shanghai 2017 made by the Kogakuin Solar Team, a group of students from Kogakuin University. The Kogakuin Solar Team will have its vehicle exhibited throughout the 17th International Automobile Industry Exhibition, running April 19–28. From initial design to final production, the vehicle to go on display was made entirely by...

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Driven by Tires, Japan’s Carbon Black Shipments Rise for February

Shipment volume of carbon black in February was up 2.3 percent to 46,531 tons from the same period last year, according to data compiled by the Japanese Carbon Black Association. It marks the second consecutive month of a year-on-year increase this year. Of carbon black used for rubber, shipments for tire purposes increased 6.3 percent, and shipments for general rubber...

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Yokohama Rubber Develops New Structural Adhesive for Automotive Resin Panels

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has developed a new structural adhesive product for use with automotive resin panels. The company intends to market the product, which was developed with the goal of reducing vehicle weight, as part of its Hamatite brand of sealants and adhesives. Utilizing a fast-curing urethane adhesive with an NCO/OH ratio of 1.5,...

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Mondo Design Launches Custom Golf Bag Made From Recycled Tires

Mondo Design Co. Ltd., which sells bags and accessories made of tire tubes, launched a made-to-order golf bag produced from recycled tire tubes on April 14. The caddie bag is part of Seal, the company’s eco-friendly product brand, and production is limited to 15 units a month. The caddie bag is completely made from recycled heavy-duty truck tire tubes without...

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