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Yokohama Rubber Joins IRSG’s SNR-i Natural Rubber Sustainability Project

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has voiced its support for and joined the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i) to make natural rubber a sustainable resource. The initiative is advocated by the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), an intergovernmental organization formed by governments of synthetic rubber producers and consumers. The SNR-i has set five goals: support for greater productivity; enhanced quality...

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Escalating Butadiene Prices to Place Significant Pressure on Synthetic Rubber Manufacturers

The price of butadiene is increasing dramatically. After trending for some time at an Asian spot price near $1,000 per ton, the synthetic rubber raw material started on a rapidly ascending curve in autumn last year. It has resulted in a tripling in value, jumping to approximately $3,000 per ton. The sharp gain in butadiene will have a strong impact...

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Bridgestone to Serve as Title Sponsor for 2017 World Solar Challenge

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) will serve as the title sponsor for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, set to take place Oct. 8–15 in Australia. The event is the world’s preeminent solar race, spanning approximately five days as drivers cover some 3,000 kilometers from Darwin in the north to Adelaide in the south. Started with the idea of furthering R&D toward...

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Tackling Japan, Nexen Tire Aims to Triple Sales Within Five Years

Nexen Tire Corp. is gearing up to make a full-scale push into the Japanese market. South Korea’s third-largest tire manufacturer has established a joint venture with Toyota Tsusho Corp. (TYO:8015), the trading arm of the Toyota Group. Registered as Nexen Tire Japan Inc., the new subsidiary will serve as a trading company in automotive tires and is set to commence...

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Bridgestone and Ochanomizu University Agree to Promote Female Leadership

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has concluded a comprehensive agreement with Ochanomizu University in a bid to help promote female leaders. This is the first industry-academic agreement made by either party to cultivate female leadership. Specifically, it strives to nurture the next generation of women leaders, develop the abilities of active students who will play leading roles at each organization, and serve...

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Building on Japanese Strength of Answering Environmental Challenges: JRMA Chairman

Japan Rubber Weekly recently had the opportunity to talk with Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) Chairman Tadanobu Nagumo about the outlook for the Japanese rubber industry. Nagumo, who is also chairman and CEO of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), said that as M&A activities progress globally, disparities between companies are becoming increasingly clear. Furthermore, the more innovation is progressing, the...

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