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Dow Chemical Japan Launches Year-Long Program to Support Plastic Recycling

Dow Chemical Japan Ltd. this month has launched a year-long program in which the company will work with areas across Japan to carry out clean-up activities, environmental education and the recycling of collected plastic waste. This will be carried out as a joint project alongside TerraCycle Inc., an environmentally and socially oriented venture with the goal of cutting down on...

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Zeon Endorses Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has announced support of the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Established in response to requests from G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, the TCFD operates as an organization under the Financial Stability Board. Going forward, Zeon will use the TCFD’s recommendations as a basis to analyze the risks and opportunities that...

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Bridgestone’s Enliten Tire Technology Set to Feature in Volkswagen Golf 8

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5180) has announced that Turanza Eco tires featuring the Enliten tire technology will be used as OE for the upcoming Volkswagen Golf 8. Developed by Bridgestone, Enliten technology achieves both superb environmental efficiency and driving performance. Enliten is a fundamental Bridgestone technology that excels at reducing tire weight, cutting down on raw material use and lowering rolling resistance....

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CEMA Projects 10% Rise in Construction Equipment Demand for Fiscal 2021

The Japan Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) recently announced its construction equipment demand forecasts for fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2021. CEMA has forecasted the total value of domestic shipments for the first half of fiscal 2020 – hit by the spread of COVID-19 – at 431.1 billion yen ($4.07 billion), down 9 percent year-on-year. This figure includes a 15 percent...

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Bando Chemical, Tosoh Receive NEDO Backing to Develop New Production Technologies for Transmission Belts

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) and Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) have been selected to receive backing for a joint project of theirs from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). This comes as part of a NEDO initiative to develop cellulose nanofiber (CNF)-related technology capable of helping to achieve a carbon-recycling society. Set to run over fiscal 2020–2024, the...

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Sumitomo Riko Eyes Launch for New Microfluidic Device Developed With Lilac Pharma

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) recently announced that it has jointly developed a new microfluidic device in conjunction with Lilac Pharma Inc., a pharmaceutical venture from Hokkaido University. Plans are to begin pre-orders this winter for the new device, which is used to manufacture lipid nanoparticles. The microfluidic device consists of two primary components: a microfluidic chip for creating the...

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