Sumitomo Riko Launches New, Half-Size Pressure Sensor Sheet

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) on June 1 launched a new size in the company’s SR Soft Vision series of body pressure sensors. The new product is half the size of other products in the line and covers the torso from shoulders to hips. The product series uses smart rubber (SR) sensor technology developed by Sumitomo Riko to form sheet...

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Sumika Covestro Urethane Niihama Plant Earns Safety Excellence Award

Covestro Japan Ltd. has announced that Sumika Covestro Urethane Co. Ltd.’s Niihama plant received a special award for excellence in safety from the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) in May. The award recognizes the plant’s twentieth year of zero shutdowns and zero operation halting disasters, an achievement the plant marked in June 2016. The facility continues to hold a global...

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Asahi Rubber Reports Record Sales and Profits for Fiscal 2016

Asahi Rubber Inc. (TYO:5162) has released its business results for the fiscal year ending March 2017. Orders were strong for the company’s main products such as Asa Color LED, RFID and rubber used for tags, medical equipment and table tennis rackets. Profitability also increased due to cost cutting and higher factory productivity, with record highs on a consolidated basis reported...

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