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New Japanese Rubber and Resin Hose Products – Part 2

Kuraray Plastics Co. Ltd. (TYO:3405) Kura-Drip drainage conduit pipes are used for promoting drainage in materials such as mortar and concrete. The unique construction that braids together fibers (thin strands) and monofilaments (thicker strands) prevents the infiltration of fine sand, earth, mortar or concrete. The products apply capillary action to drain away rainwater and other infiltrated moisture. Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186)...

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New Japanese Rubber and Resin Hose Products – Part 1

  Tigers Polymer Corp. (TYO:4231) Resistant to abrasion, pressure and static electricity buildup, Tai Powers Hose WSU-type includes an interior component of abrasion-resistant urethane resin, which makes the hose more than ten times as abrasion-resistant as conventional products. A built-in ground wire, provides superb static electricity accumulation prevention. In addition, it is lightweight and flexible, making it superbly easy to...

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JX Energy Develops New Rubber for Injection Molding

Major Japanese oil refiner and distributor JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. has developed an “injection-moldable rubber” using an innovative elastomer with a mechanism based on a new concept. A manufacturer and supplier of ethylidene norbornene (ENB), a raw material for ethylene propylene rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer, or EPDM), JX Energy enjoys a 70 percent share in the world...

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Nakashima Rubber Develops New Rubber Adhesive Film

Nakashima Rubber Industry Co. Ltd., headquartered in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, has started commercialization of its newly developed rubber adhesive film under the brand name Aculah (Adhesive Coat Utilizing Lamination Method). It features high coating efficiency and strong bonding performance, making it effective from both a workers and an environment protection point of view. The material is a releasable resin...

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Smart Rubber Touch Sensors Now With Practical Applications in CPR Training – Sumitomo Riko

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has developed a cardiac compression training sensor system that makes use of the company’s all-rubber “Smart Rubber” (SR) touch sensors. Set inside a dummy’s chest for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, the system is a unit composed of a sensor sheet together with computer software and a controller. The system detects the position, depth, force and...

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Nippon System Kaihatsu Releases Top-End Mixture Design Support System

Nippon System Kaihatsu Co. Ltd. has released Mixture Design Support System (MDSS) Premium, a top-class model that is an upgrade of the company’s regular Mixture Design Support System (MDSS) for rubber and plastic. MDSS Premium is a high-end product that, in addition to the standard features offered by MDSS Standard and the characteristics predictor of MDSS Professional, comes with a...

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