Innovation

Kinsei Rubber Succeeds in Making Tubing with Ultra-thin Walls; Under 0.5mm

Kinsei Rubber Industry Co. Ltd. has revealed that it has succeeded in developing tubing with ultra-thin walls under 0.5mm in thickness, using all of its compound rubber materials including fluororubber. According to Kinsei Rubber, they have previously been able to produce tubing with a wall thickness of 0.3mm using silicone rubber, but until now rubber compounds have generally required a...

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Hotty Polymer Develops Flexible Filament

Hotty Polymer Co. Ltd. has unveiled its originally developed “HP Filament” at the MD&M West Trade Fair and Conference in Anaheim, California, U.S. The HP Filament is a flexible filament designed for general-purpose 3D printers and enables the sculpting of highly flexible molded objects through Hotty Polymer’s proprietary compounds. Made with resin materials, the HP Filament can be used with...

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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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