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Price Hikes Set for Synthetic Rubber, Carbon Black and More

Synthetic rubber, carbon black and a range of other raw materials have entered into a major period of price rises. This comes as price spikes for crude oil and naphtha – as well as the rising costs of distribution – place increasing pressure on companies in the industry. In synthetic rubber, industry leader JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has announced that it...

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Yokohama Rubber Settles on New Procurement Policy for Natural Rubber

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has adopted a procurement policy for sustainable natural rubber. The company will use this to detail its stance and efforts with regard to natural rubber procurement – as well as any related requests made to suppliers – and plans to implement the policy throughout the entirety of its group’s supply chain....

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Tokyo Commodity Exchange Lists TSR20 Futures Market

The Tokyo Commodity Exchange Inc. (Tocom) on Oct. 9 listed futures contracts for technically specified rubber 20 (TSR20), expanding its operations in the rubber market. For contracts lasting until April, TSR20 prices per kilogram opened at 163.5 yen ($1.46) for the day before closing at 160 yen, with a high of 163.5 yen and a low of 159.8 yen. Trading...

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Bridgestone Develops New and Improved Series of Seismic Isolation Bearings

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is set to launch its ST series of low-friction elastic sliding bearings, which help to reduce the effects of earthquakes by slowing the shaking of buildings. The series is fit for use in a wide variety of applications, ranging from low-rise buildings to skyscrapers. Elastic sliding bearings are primarily composed of a multilayered rubber component and a...

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Volvo Selects Continental PremiumContact 6 as OE Tire for V60 Station Wagon

Continental Tire Japan Co. Ltd., the Japanese arm of Continental AG, revealed on Oct. 3 that its PremiumContact 6 tire has been installed as original equipment (OE) for the Volvo V60, a premium midsize station wagon recently launched in Japan by Volvo Car Japan Co. Ltd. The PremiumContact 6 tire has already been certified by automakers as an OE tire...

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Bridgestone Sees Success With Spikeless Golf Shoes Employing Tire Technologies

Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), has announced that a line of spikeless golf shoes under its Tour B series achieved a major sales landmark over Sept. 10–16, becoming the week’s top-selling over-the-counter line of spikeless golf shoes in Japan. This comes as Bridgestone has applied technologies from its tires to the new line of shoes,...

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