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Nakashima Rubber Develops New Rubber Adhesive Film

Nakashima Rubber Industry Co. Ltd., headquartered in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, has started commercialization of its newly developed rubber adhesive film under the brand name Aculah (Adhesive Coat Utilizing Lamination Method). It features high coating efficiency and strong bonding performance, making it effective from both a workers and an environment protection point of view. The material is a releasable resin...

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Cemedine Develops Wearable Adhesive

Adhesives and sealants manufacturer Cemedine Co. Ltd. (TYO:4999) exhibited its “Wearable Cemedine” concept using the SX-ECA adhesive at the 2nd Wearable Expo in January at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center. Cemedine SX-ECA holds great promise for use in future wearable devices. It is an electrically conductive paste that makes it easy to impart electrical conductivity to fabric. Besides superb...

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Kyokuto Sangyo Makes Radiation-Resistant Elastic Elastomer Prototype

Kyokuto Sangyo Co. Ltd. (TYO:9869) has succeeded in producing a prototype elastomer that retains elasticity while being resistant to temperatures of up to 300 degrees Celsius and radiation exposure of up to 800 kilograys (kGy) absorbed. The material is the result of a joint research project with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). Since the accident at the Fukushima No....

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Nitta Unveils CNT Compound Technology at Nano Tech

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) has received a favourable reception upon unveiling its compound technology for carbon nanotubes (CNT) at “nano tech 2016”, an international nanotechnology exhibition and conference held in Tokyo end of January. Currently under development by Nitta, this technology bypasses the use of adhesives to thinly and evenly attach CNT to several μm in diameter of carbon fiber (CF)...

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Tokai Carbon Posts 9% Sales Drop in 2015

Japan’s largest carbon black manufacturer Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO: 5301) reported annual sales of 104.9 billion yen ($921.8 million) for fiscal 2015 (January-December), marking a 9 percent year-on-year decline. Of those, the carbon black (CB) segment accounted for sales of 46.2 billion yen ($406 million), a year-on-year decline of 16 percent. Operating profit declined 50 percent to 1.3 billion...

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Rheinchemie Additives Toyohashi Site Reaches 7,500 Consecutive Days Without Accident

The Toyohashi production facility of the business unit Rhein Chemie Additives (BU ADD) of Lanxess K.K. announced that as of Nov. 30, 2015 it had reached 7,500 consecutive days without an accident. A ceremony to mark this milestone was held on Jan. 27, 2016. This marks more than 25 years of safe operation since the site went onstream. The Toyohashi...

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