Innovation

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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Cemedine Develops Wearable Adhesive

Adhesives and sealants manufacturer Cemedine Co. Ltd. (TYO:4999) exhibited its “Wearable Cemedine” concept using the SX-ECA adhesive at the 2nd Wearable Expo in January at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center. Cemedine SX-ECA holds great promise for use in future wearable devices. It is an electrically conductive paste that makes it easy to impart electrical conductivity to fabric. Besides superb...

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Kyokuto Sangyo Makes Radiation-Resistant Elastic Elastomer Prototype

Kyokuto Sangyo Co. Ltd. (TYO:9869) has succeeded in producing a prototype elastomer that retains elasticity while being resistant to temperatures of up to 300 degrees Celsius and radiation exposure of up to 800 kilograys (kGy) absorbed. The material is the result of a joint research project with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). Since the accident at the Fukushima No....

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