Innovation

Nitta Launches New Series of Body Pressure Measurement Systems to Help Prevent Bedsores

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) has launched a new series of products for measuring and mapping the distribution of body pressure on a given surface. Sales for this series began at the end of October. In recent years, it has become common practice in the nursing and medical care sectors to change a patient’s posture once every two hours, helping to prevent...

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Midori Anzen Launches New Gloves Offering Protection From Insulin Needles

Midori Anzen Co. Ltd. has begun sales of the Insulin Guard and the Sus-K Grip, two new lines of gloves resistant to being pierced by the insulin needles. Developed and produced by Porute Ltd., these new gloves are available from a number of online stores. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of patients administering insulin...

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Michelin, Continental, Smag Form JV for Rubberway Smartphone App

Michelin, Continental AG and agricultural software developer Smag are forming a joint venture for Rubberway, a smartphone application aimed at mapping the supply chain for natural rubber. The new JV is slated to begin operations by the end of 2019 and will focus on bolstering the app’s technological development and rollout. The Rubberway app has been designed to comply with...

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JSR Launches New SBR Material With Major Improvements to Strength, Wear Resistance, Durability

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has developed and launched a new styrene–butadiene rubber (SBR) material that offers significant improvements to strength, wear resistance and durability. The company is marketing this SBR for use in tires, and is producing the material using the solution polymerization method at its Yokkaichi Plant in Mie Prefecture. In applications for fuel-efficient tires, this new SBR is able...

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JSR Launches New Insulating Material With Low Dielectric Properties for 5G Applications

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has developed and launched a new insulating material with low dielectric constant and dielectric tangent characteristics, targeting this toward use in 5G communications. Given the high frequency bands used in 5G technologies, the sector is calling for printed circuit boards (PCBs) with low dielectric constant and low dielectric tangent materials so as to prevent signal transmission loss....

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Zeon Opens Crowdfunding Page for Newly Developed Solar-Powered Lamp

Synthetic rubber manufacturer Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) recently announced that its Project LNES open innovation project has commercialized a solar card-based lamp with the development name of LNES SL-01. The company is currently looking for backers for the product on Green Funding by T-Site, a crowdfunding website. Looking to pursue the potential of plastic solar, Project LNES is developing products in...

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