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Yoshino Earns Strong Reputation as Total Supplier of Conveyor Systems

Headquartered in Osaka, Yoshino Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. supplies products for diverse conveyor applications, among them steep slope conveyors, cylindrical conveyors and vertical conveyors, and plastic rollers. This strong product line-up has earned the company an excellent reputation as a total supplier of conveyor systems. Yoshino does not only focus on the Japanese market, but also receives a high amount of...

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Two Rubber Companies Win ‘Nadeshiko Meigara’ Award

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) and synthetic rubber manufacturer JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) have been selected as winners of the 2015 Nadeshiko Meigara award, which recognizes companies that excel in providing women with career opportunities. The prize program is organized by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In the Nadeshiko Meigara selection process, the review panel...

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Rubber and Resin Gloves – Market Trends (5): Atom

Atom Corp. is enjoying solid performance in its mainstay industrial work glove operations. Business has been strong for work gloves made with nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR), natural rubber palm-coated gloves made with high-gauge fabrics, and for Atom’s series of cut-resistant gloves. Now that the use of high-visibility work clothes and safety vests has become mandatory under ISO20471 standards for darkness and...

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Rubber and Resin Gloves – Market Trends (4): Dunlop Home Products

Dunlop Home Products Co. Ltd. presently boasts strong-performing merchandise in the form of its disposable gloves, and the company is analyzing to see if the increase in demand is due to consumer-friendly pricing. As far as new products go, the company is making a push with the “Sara Sararin” line of its natural-rubber household-glove series, “Ki kara Umareta” (literally, “Made...

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Rubber and Resin Gloves – Market Trends (1)

The rubber and vinyl glove industry, excluding medical application products, enjoyed a strong performance in 2015, with sales of ultra-thin gloves reaching 3 billion pairs, up 24 percent over 2014. Greater glove functionality and a higher awareness of sanitation contributed to the surge. Glove companies are focusing on developing and launching products with new value. To avoid getting caught up...

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Sumitomo Riko’s Hose Business Division Expecting Near Double-Digit Growth

Using demand through March 2015 as a baseline, Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) is, on a consolidated basis, anticipating close to double-digit revenue growth for 2016 with its industrial hose business. Going forward, this will be backed by overseas markets. Sumitomo Riko already has production bases in China and India, and it is expanding also into other regions, with particular...

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