Japanese Glove Sales Remain Strong as Focus on Work Safety Grows

Japan’s domestic sales volumes of glove products remained firm in 2016, up slightly from the year before, according to a report by the Japan Glove Manufacturers Association. Domestic sales of household gloves totaled 91.84 million pairs during 2016, up 0.2 percent from the previous year, while sales for surgical gloves increased 1.5 percent to 79.02 million pairs. Ultra-thin disposable gloves...

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Tocom to List TSR Futures Contracts in Fiscal 2018

The Tokyo Commodity Exchange Inc. (Tocom) announced on Oct. 12 that it plans to list futures contracts for technically specified rubber (TSR), adding to its current listing for ribbed smoked sheets (RSS). Following regulatory approval from the relevant ministries, Tocom aims to complete the listing in the middle of fiscal 2018. TSR production volume has been on an upward trend...

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Bando Chemical’s Automotive Parts Business Booms in Southeast Asia

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd.’s (TYO:5195) automotive parts business is enjoying robust sales in Southeast Asia. This comes despite a slight decline in Japanese production due to the transfer of production overseas and the impact of a greater number of vehicles not equipped with belts. The growth has primarily been driven by scooter transmission belt sales in Vietnam and India, as...

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Inaba Rubber Looking Forward to the Advance of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Osaka-based Inaba Rubber Co. Ltd., a manufacturer and seller of special precision rubber parts for cars, says it is looking forward to the advance of hybrid vehicles (HVs) and electric vehicle (EVs). Before the rise of these technologies, Inaba Rubber had already been working on electrification in the form of side mirrors, power windows and more, said company president Yoshihiro...

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Matsuda Seisakusho Teams up With Desma to Sell Injection Molding Machines in NAFTA Zone

Japanese-based Matsuda Seisakusho Co. Ltd. and German-based Klockner Desma Elastomertechnik GmbH (Desma), both major manufacturers of injection molding machines for rubber, recently announced that they have formed a business alliance. From this spring, the companies will use their alliance to establish a system for joint product development, sales and after-sales services. These services will be offered mainly to Japanese manufacturers...

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Nikka Shoko, Hotty Polymer Showcase Silicone Products at Thai Trade Show

Nikka Shoko (Japan) Co. Ltd., a trader of industrial rubber and plastic products, and Hotty Polymer Inc., a manufacturer of rubber and plastic goods for the automotive and construction sectors, recently co-exhibited at Thailand’s T-PLAS 2017 trade fair. The fair, which shows opportunities for the plastics and rubber industries under the country’s Thailand 4.0 economic model, which was held in...

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