SRIJ and Rubber Division, ACS sign cooperation agreement

SRIJ and Rubber Division, ACS Sign Cooperation Agreement at IEC 2017

The Society of Rubber Science and Technology, Japan (SRIJ) and The Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society have agreed to cooperate in promoting mutual exchange in various areas related to rubber science and technology. SRIJ President Toshikazu Takata and Rubber Division, ACS Chair William Stahl inked the five-year agreement during a signing ceremony at International Elastomer Conference (IEC 2017)...

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Nippon Valqua Sees Sharp Jump in Earnings and Profits for Seal Products

Nippon Valqua Industries Ltd. (TYO:7995) is experiencing a good run with its seal business. Performance overall has also been good as of late for Nippon Valqua, as evidenced by the company’s results for the April–September quarter for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. The major seal manufacturer saw net sales in the second quarter of 23.28 billion yen ($204.65...

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Sumitomo Rubber Issues Statement on Kobe Steel Scandal, Impact on Products

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has issued an announcement concerning the impact on its products as a result of the falsification of data by Kobe Steel Ltd. (TYO:5406). Sumitomo Rubber said that it does not purchase any parts directly from Kobe Steel, but it has discovered that the steel cord and bead wire used in its tires contain material from...

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Towa Corporation Sees Strong Sales for Women’s Farming Gloves

Glove manufacturer Towa Corporation Ltd. is enjoying strong sales with its “Nogyo-Joshi” (farm girl) line of gloves, which were launched by the company this past June. This is the second glove product released under the Nogyo-Joshi Project, which is being promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). The gloves were developed with consideration of the needs of...

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World-Championship Solar Car on Exhibit at Bridgestone’s Tokyo Motor Show Booth

At its Tokyo Motor Show booth, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is displaying a solar-powered car developed by Kogakuin University’s Solar Team. The car is the team’s 3rd vehicle, OWL, and was built in 2015. It won second place in the Cruiser Class at the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge race held in Australia – one of the largest solar races in...

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Sumitomo Rubber Displays Airless Tires at Tokyo Motor Show

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Co. (TYO:5110) is exhibiting concept tires under the Dunlop and Falken brands at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 held at Tokyo Big Sight. One of these tires, seen right, is the company’s airless Gyroblade tire, which has a tread pattern and unique zig-zag spoke configuration designed for the special characteristics of concept cars. The tire reduces...

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