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Toyo Retread Receives Award from Niigata Environmental Council

Toyo Retread, a group company of Toyo Tier, received the Niigata Prefecture Excellent Recycling Business Firm Award from the Niigata Environmental Council. The award was presented at the 2022 Niigata Prefecture Excellent Recycling Business Awards Ceremony held on Nov. 6 at Bandaijima Multipurpose Plaza. The award is presented annually and honors businesses that have made outstanding efforts to reduce waste,...

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JRMA Board Meeting Calls on Members to Turn Tough Times Into an Opportunity

The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) recently held its 27th board meeting at Osaka’s Hotel Hankyu International. Headed up by Toyo Tires President Takashi Shimizu, the association is made up of numerous domestic manufacturers of tires and industrial rubber products. Held on Oct. 28, the meeting saw reports given on range of topics, including (1) overall production, import and export...

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Zeon to Study Production and Sales of S-SBR Using Sustainable Butadiene in Singapore

Zeon group’s S-SBR production and sales company Zeon Chemicals Singapore (ZCS) has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shell Eastern Petroleum (Shell) on Oct. 2 regarding the procurement of sustainable butadiene derived from biomass. The company will proceed with studies for production and sales of S-SBR using sustainable butadiene. Zeon has set “promoting a shift to ‘manufacturing’ that achieves...

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Toyoda Gosei, Denso, Toyota Boshoku Create Concept Model for the Future of Car Passenger Compartments

Toyoda Gosei, Denso and Toyota Boshoku have worked together to create a concept model for the future of automotive passenger compartments. The model is being displayed at b8ta Tokyo-Shibuya over Nov. 1–31 to get feedback on its usability, with users invited to try out a napping support system that lets them sleep for a short period to refresh themselves while...

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Bridgestone and Toppan Forms Jointly Develop Next-Generation RFID Tags for Tires

Bridgestone and Toppan Forms have begun joint development of mounting technology for the early practical application of next-generation RFID tags for tires, for which basic studies have been conducted earlier. The joint initiative aims to develop next-generation RFID tags that can communicate accurately from a greater distance and establish technologies for mounting on tires by combining Bridgestone’s tire development and...

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Sumitomo Rubber Group and Singaporean Natural Rubber Processor to Resume WWF Pilot Project

Sumitomo Rubber Singapore, a natural rubber procurement company of Sumitomo Rubber Group, and Hok Tong, a natural rubber processing company of natural rubber producer Halcyon Agri (Singapore), held a kick-off ceremony in Jambi, Indonesia, in September to resume the “Traceability and Transparency Pilot Project,” which was temporarily suspended due to a coronavirus outbreak. Sumitomo Rubber Industries has joined the World...

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