Toyo Tires Joins Event to Achieve Workplace Reform Through Home-Based Work, Flexible Hours

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) has announced that it will endorse and join as a member of the 2018 Telework Days event, a national movement backed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as part of a push for workplace reform. The rubber company has already been looking to better handle fluctuations in business with a...

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Inoac’s Thermax PIR Boards Show High Thermal Insulation on Global Stage

Inoac Corp.’s Thermax series of polyisocyanurate (PIR) boards is showing strong performance in the long-standing market for energy conservation via thermal insulation. This comes against the background of an industry constantly pursuing increased performance, with thermal insulation materials for construction held in particularly high regard due to their ability to unite both economical and environmental friendliness. Thermax offers high insulation...

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Toyo Tires Supplies Proxes R47 Tires for New Toyota Crown

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently revealed that it has begun supplying its Proxes R47 tires as original equipment to Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) for the automaker’s new Toyota Crown, which was announced on June 26. The updated Crown represents the 15th generation of the model following its debut in 1955. In developing the new model, Toyota has...

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Zeon Subsidiary Tokyo Zairyo Sees Profit Rise for Ninth Straight Year

Tokyo Zairyo Co. Ltd., a Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) subsidiary focused on the trading of raw materials, has shown strong financial results for the fiscal year ending March 2018. Fiscal 2017 saw the company generate 93.28 billion yen ($844.28 million) in sales, up 7 percent year-on-year; 1.99 billion yen in ordinary profit, up 2.6 percent; and 1.54 billion yen in net...

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Bridgestone Develops New Rubber Composite With High Fuel Efficiency, Fracture Strength

Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) Katsuhiko Tsunoda, a member of Research Department III, Central Research Division, recently announced that the company has successfully developed a rubber composite combining low fuel consumption with high fracture strength. The manufacturer’s efforts here fall under an initiative to develop ultrathin, strong, flexible and tough polymers as part of the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies (ImPACT)...

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Japan’s Footwear Market Sees Supply Rise for First Time in Four Years

Japan’s market for footwear saw its overall supply rise by 1.7 percent year-on-year for 2017, reaching a total of 704.06 million pairs of shoes for the year. This represents the first increase to the figure in four years, as well as the country’s first time in three years to break through the 700 million mark. Total domestic production – including...

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