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Zeon Establishes a New Company in India

Zeon Corp. has established a new company in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. It began business on Oct. 1, 2015 and is involved in importing, selling, and marketing. The new company is called Zeon India Private Limited (capital: 15 million Indian rupees). It is involved in the import, sale, and marketing of synthetic rubber and other Zeon group products. The establishment of...

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Bando Chemical: Automotive Transmission Belts Experience Drop, Resin Conveyor Belts Perform Strongly

Mitsutaka Yoshii, president of Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (Kobe Head Office), a leading belt manufacturer, explained the current status in the third year of implementation of the company’s medium- and long-term management plan. Results of the first quarter (April-June) indicate that sales increased 4.3 percent while operating income increased 30.6 percent, both compared to the same period last fiscal year. In...

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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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