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KRMA Pursues Joint Research Into Hydrogen Resistant Rubber Components

The Kyushu Rubber Manufacturers Association (KRMA) launches research into hydrogen resistant rubber parts and starts a joint research project for components for fuel cell cars. Through partnerships with Kyushu University and other local research institutions, the association is pursuing both the independent and joint development of rubber components for fuel cell vehicles, developing items like sealing materials and linings for...

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Rubber Institute in Kansai Holds 54th Annual Entrance Ceremony

The Kansai Rubber Technical Training Course held its 54th annual entrance ceremony on Sept. 2, 2015 at the Chemicals Evaluation and Research Institute, in Osaka, Japan. This year’s class consisted of 43 students, 41 male and two female. This training course was founded 54 years ago in 1962, when the rubber industry in Kansai at the time was experiencing a...

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Bridgestone Starts Production at Thai Conveyor Belt Plant

Bridgestone Corp. recently announced that its subsidiary in Thailand, Bridgestone NCR Co. Ltd. (BSNCR) has started production of conveyor belts in July, and that the first batch of belts has been sent to Laem Chabang Port in Thailand’s Chonburi Province. Founded in 1996, BSNCR is a production base for anti-vibration rubber, automotive hoses, hydraulic hoses and other products. The plant,...

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Uvex Safety Enters Distributorship Agreement With Kokugo

Uvex Safety Group GmbH & Co. KG, a German manufacturer of safety equipment, has entered into a distributorship agreement with Kokugo Co. Ltd., a historic Japanese vendor of physics and chemistry products for the sale of the former’s industrial gloves in Japan. The partnership will see the full launch of a range of high function, value-added products in the country....

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Ube, Lotte and Mitsubishi Launch Rubber JV in Malaysia

Chemical, construction material, and metal manufacturer Ube Industries Ltd. held an opening ceremony for its butadiene rubber (BR) joint-venture company established in Malaysia, “Lotte-Ube Synthetic Rubber” (LUSR, located in Tanjung Langsat Industrial Park, Johor, Malaysia). LUSR is a joint-venture company between Ube Industries, Lotte Chemical Corp. and its subsidiary Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Sdn. Bhd., and Mitsubishi Corp. LUSR operates...

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Toyoda Gosei Aims to Strengthen its Base in Brazil

Toyoda Gosei, a Toyota Group auto parts company, is slated to invest in Pecval Industria, a Brazilian firm that produces resin parts for auto interior and exterior. With this move, Toyoda Gosei plans to reinforce its business base in Brazil. Pecval is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shimizu Industry Co., Ltd. (Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture), that produces auto dashboard components and...

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