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Report: Impact of the Shanghai Lockdown on Japanese Rubber Industry

The lockdown implemented in Shanghai, China’s largest economic city, had a significant impact on the lives of citizens and supply chains. The impact on the supply chain was particularly large, and the future situation is uncertain. Although the number of infected people has been decreasing due to the Chinese government’s Zero Corona Policy, some are concerned that the lockdown may...

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Tokyo Zairyo Posts 47.11B Yen Sales Revenue in Wake of Increased Synthetic Rubber Sales

Tokyo Zairyo Co. Ltd., a raw materials trading firm under the Zeon Group, has posted its business results for fiscal 2021 – revealing sales revenue of 47.11 billion yen, ordinary profit of 2.46 billion yen and net profit of just under 1.7 billion yen. With the company having applied changes including a new revenue recognition standard from the start of...

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Toyoda Gosei Looks to Accelerate Plastic Waste Recycling With New 3D Printer

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd.(TYO:7282) plans to utilize a resin pellet-type 3D printer the company is developing jointly with S lab Inc., looking here to expand in-house recycling of resin waste materials as part of its efforts to reduce waste. 3D printers are characterized by their ability to create various types of products without the use of molds. By applying S...

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Japan Break 5,000 Mark With New Seismically Isolated Building Plans in 2020

The cumulative total number of seismically isolated buildings planned through the end of 2020 in Japan was 5,099, up 151 buildings from the end of the previous year, according to the latest statistics compiled by the Japan Society of Seismic Isolation. Significant increases in such plans were recorded in 2012, the year following the Great East Japan Earthquake, with a...

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Kitamura Chemicals Launches Cloud Service for Information on Raw Materials Made in China

Kitamura Chemicals Co. Ltd. has launched KcCloud, a cloud service for raw materials and other products produced in China. The free service enables users to search on the cloud for information on Chinese-made raw materials which is unavailable elsewhere on the internet. More than 800 raw materials – including synthetic rubbers, reinforcers, fillers and rubber chemicals – can be searched...

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JATMA Establishes Low-Noise Tire Testing, Labeling Standard in Bid to Reduce Traffic Noise

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) has established a voluntary industry standard for the testing and labeling of low-noise tires. This comes as part of JATMA’s efforts to promote the use of tires that minimize external noise, and will form the basis of a new labeling system set to begin operation in January 2023. JATMA hopes here to help...

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