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Mercedes–AMG Adopts Yokohama Rubber’s Advan Sport V105 Tires for New E-Class Model

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that its Advan Sport V105 tire has been adopted as OE in the new Mercedes–AMG E 53 4Matic+, which comes in sedan, station wagon, coupe and cabriolet versions. Yokohama Rubber began supplying the tire for the model last June. September then brought the announcement that the new car, part of the E-Class 53-series,...

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Bridgestone to Launch New Long-Life Tire for Community Buses

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is set to launch the Duravis G640, a tire specialized for community buses, on March 1. The tire will be available in a single size. This comes as the number of community buses in operation rises across Japan. Providing user convenience and responding to diversifying needs in ways that existing bus services are unable to cover, examples...

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Kraton Develops Unvulcanized TPE With High Levels of Softness, Strength

Kraton Corp. recently developed a new type of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) latex under the name Cariflex IR2GL1. Taking the form of a new styrene block copolymer TPE latex, the product is aimed toward use in the likes of surgical gloves. Cariflex IR2GL1 foregoes the conventional need for vulcanization while exhibiting strength, softness and flexibility. In addition, it is free from...

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Bridgestone Set to Launch Upgraded Line of Regno Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) subsidiary Bridgestone Tire Japan Co. Ltd. recently unveiled the Regno GR-XII, a new product under the company’s premium Regno brand of passenger car tires. Speaking at the event, Director Junji Nagashima said that Bridgestone emphasizes having its tires combine strong results across seven metrics of driving performance. These are a sense of stability; dry performance; wet performance;...

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Michelin Completes Acquisition of Camso for $1.36B

The Michelin Group announced on Dec. 18 that it has completed its acquisition of Camso Inc., a Canadian company engaged in the design, production and sales of off-the-road (OTR) mobility solutions. The final price of the acquisition came to $1.36 billion. Through this acquisition, French-based Michelin will become a global leader in the OTR market, tying together the abilities of...

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JSR Director Koichi Kawasaki Outlays Goals, Results Targets for 2019

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) is intending to pursue its various goals for fiscal 2019 in a steady manner while achieving results, says Koichi Kawasaki, a representative director and managing officer. While external conditions for the year are difficult to predict, the first point of call, he said, will be in making efforts to get Hungarian operations up and running for solution-polymerized...

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