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Midori Anzen Develops New Plant-Based Polyester Work Gloves

Midori Anzen Co. Ltd. has added a new product to its Plantex Glove series of work gloves made from plant-based polyester. Designed for use in the logistics industry, the natural rubber gloves feature a new non-slip grip and have an unlined back. In the Plantex Glove series, at least 80 percent of each product by weight is made from Ecodear...

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Zeon, AIST Show Biodegradability of SG-CNT

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have announced research findings revealing that super-growth single-walled carbon nanotubes (SG-CNT) are biodegradable inside immune cells. Zeon and AIST have developed a technology that exploits the tendency for carbon nanotubes (CNT) to absorb near-infrared light in order to quantify the amount absorbed within the cell. SG-CNT...

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Bridgestone Develops Vibration Control Device for Use in Any Building Structure

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has joined JFE Steel Corp. and JFE Civil Engineering & Construction Corp. to jointly develop a new intermediate viscoelastic damper. Serving to control vibrations, it absorbs the energy generated by an earthquake and efficiently reduces the swaying experienced by buildings. Bridgestone builds the panels used in the viscoelastic body, while JFE Steel makes the upper and lower...

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Mizuno and Sumitomo Riko Co-Develop Advanced Table Tennis Rubber

Sports goods manufacturer Mizuno Corp. (TYO: 8022) has co-developed Q3, a new table tennis rubber, with Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO: 5191). The product will be sold starting Oct. 7 at Mizuno stores across Japan that handle table tennis goods. The two companies aim to sell 24,000 units globally in the first year. Q3 targets advanced players with a high speed...

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New Zeon Thermal Interface Material Sheets Offer Hope for Semiconductor Heat Issues

An advanced thermal interface material (TIM) sheet developed by Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) holds promise in helping to create an energy-efficient, smart, low-carbon economy. This potential stems from TIM’s ability to significantly reduce the temperature of semiconductors used in servers and power devices, where heat generation is a growing technical issue. Great advances in the processing power of semiconductor chips in...

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Toyoda Gosei Develops New Side Airbag

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) recently announced that it has jointly developed a new side airbag with Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203). Compatible with various makes and models, the new airbag has already been adopted for use in Toyota’s new Camry and is scheduled to be equipped in about 2.5 million vehicles annually. Side airbags, which are mounted by the side...

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