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New Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Comes With Falken Sincera Tires

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has begun supplying high-performance Falken Sincera SN250A A/S SUV tires to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (TYO:7201) for use as factory-standard tires on their new model Rogue Sport compact crossover SUV, which went on sale in the North American market this spring. In addition to providing outstanding fuel efficiency, the Falken Sincera SN250A A/S tires strike...

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Bridgestone to Raise Seismic Isolation Rubber Prices by 10%

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) will increase the price of seismic isolation rubber shipped to Japanese manufacturers by 10 percent on July 1. The company attributes the price hike to the increasing cost of natural rubber required to make seismic isolation rubber, as well as to higher prices for petrochemical ingredients used in synthetic rubber and iron ore that serves as a...

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Bridgestone Wins Wanli Tire Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), has announced that the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court ruled in favor of Bridgestone in its patent infringement case against major Chinese tire maker Wanli Tire Corp. Ltd., a joint venture between Guangzhou Wanli Group Co. Ltd. and Guangzhou South China Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. Bridgestone filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Wanli Tire in October 2015...

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New Kuraray Plastics President Talks Business Transformation, Strategy for Expansion

Appointed as the new president of Kuraray Plastics Co. Ltd. this past March, Takashi Nakajima says that his role is to keep a balance between offense and defense. And on this basis, Nakajima plans to expand Kuraray Plastics’ compound business while also finding new applications and contents for the company’s existing products. Founded in 1905, Kuraray Plastics marks its 112th...

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Yokohama Rubber Bolsters Global High-Pressure Hose Business

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) said that two of its high-pressure hoses sold outside of Japan are now certified for use in ships and port facilities, marking a first step toward expanding the markets for these products. The SAE100R1S and the SAE100R2S have received certification by DNV GL AS, a maritime classification and certification society based in Norway and Germany....

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Bridgestone Exedra Tires to Feature as Original Equipment on New Yamaha Flagship Motorcycle

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) will have its Exedra G853 front tires and Exedra G852 rear tires featured as original equipment on Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:7272) new Star Venture cruiser motorcycle. Targeted for markets outside of Japan, the Star Venture will serve as Yamaha Motor’s flagship motorcycle model. The full-dress touring motorcycle features a body design that fuses together dynamic power...

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