Rubber Organization SRIJ Holds Major Ceremony for 90th Anniversary

The Society of Rubber Science and Technology, Japan (SRIJ) held its 90th anniversary ceremony alongside commemorative speeches on May 31. With 400–500 attendees participating in a series of events between May 30 and June 1, the ceremony was a major event. Speaking at the ceremony, SRIJ President Toshikazu Takata – also a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology –...

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Sumitomo Rubber’s Vibration Control Damper Chosen for Seismic Retrofitting of Kumamoto Castle

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that its vibration control damper will be used by Obayashi Corp. (TYO:1802) for the seismic retrofitting of Kumamoto Castle’s keep. The viscoelastic damper absorbs tremors by instantly converting seismic energy to heat, and uses high-damping rubber developed based on the advanced technology Sumitomo Rubber has accumulated for racing tires. The rubber has also...

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