Yokohama Rubber Develops New Material to Help Slash Weight of Automotive Air Conditioning Hoses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has leaned on proprietary technologies to develop a new material that promises to help significantly reduce the weight of automotive air conditioning hoses. Taking the form of a rubber–resin polymer alloy, the new material exhibits a sea–island structure in which the sea phase is composed of resin and the island phase is composed of rubber….

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