Nishikawa Rubber’s Q1 Revenue and Profit Rise Alongside Automobile Production Volume

Nishikawa Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5161) has reported 22.1 billion yen ($200.34 million) in sales, up 2.3 percent year-over-year, and 1.96 billion yen in operating profit, up 9.8 percent, for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending March 2018. Ordinary profit for the quarter increased 34.5 percent to 2.66 billion yen, while net profit was 1.91 billion yen, contrasting a...

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Food Industry Snaps Up Heat-Resistant Totaku Hose

Totaku Industries Inc. is seeing strong sales for its heat- and water-resistant TAC Eco Line hose. Able to withstand temperatures of 100 degrees Celsius for sustained periods, the hose can be used for hot-water washing. This makes it particularly useful for the food industry, where sanitary control is essential. The new hose features an upgraded resistance to pressure while still...

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Forbo Siegling Japan Enjoys Brisk Sales of Plastic Belts for Food Products

Forbo Siegling Japan Ltd. is enjoying brisk sales from plastic belts for food products. Forbo Siegling’s leading product line in this category its Prosan series of fully sealed belts that are hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) compliant. Developed for Japan, the belts have been available since 2015. The Prosan series is one of the Forbo Siegling Group’s most...

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Yokohama Rubber President Discloses Details on Fire Damage at Philippine Factory

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5101) President Masataka Yamaishi recently disclosed details regarding the fire that occurred at the company’s main overseas factory in the Philippines. According to Yamaishi, the fire started at around 3 p.m. local time on May 14 and was put out around 11 p.m. It affected approximately 17,400 square meters in the northeast area of the east...

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Bridgestone Develops Vibration Control Device for Use in Any Building Structure

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has joined JFE Steel Corp. and JFE Civil Engineering & Construction Corp. to jointly develop a new intermediate viscoelastic damper. Serving to control vibrations, it absorbs the energy generated by an earthquake and efficiently reduces the swaying experienced by buildings. Bridgestone builds the panels used in the viscoelastic body, while JFE Steel makes the upper and lower...

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Sumitomo Rubber Supplies Dunlop Enasave EC300+ Tires for Mitsubishi Motors’ New Expander

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has begun deliveries of the environmentally friendly Dunlop Enasave EC300+ tires for Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s (TYO:7211) next-generation multi-purpose vehicle, the Expander. The automaker’s new crossover was unveiled this month at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. To achieve the high environmental performance demanded by the Expander, the EC300+ tires provide the fuel-efficient tire technology cultivated...

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