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Bando Chemical Launches Transparent PVC Film for Preventing Droplet Infection

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) has launched a transparent film for preventing droplet infection. This is being offered as a new product under the company’s Vinyban series of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) films, which provide good performance in a wide range of applications. The PVC film can be easily installed in various places where people interact face-to-face, including service desks, supermarkets,...

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Bando Chemical Subsidiary to Launch New Tool Changer Product With Wide Range of Uses

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) subsidiary BL Autotec Ltd. has launched the FlexR-25 as a new product under its BL Quick-Change series of tool changers. The FlexR-25 can be used for a wide range of applications, including the assembly, deburring, grinding, machine tool handling and cleaning processes. Making use of the ball-lock-based attachment and detachment mechanism inherent to the broader...

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Sumitomo Riko Starts up Production at New Indian Plant for Automotive Hoses

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) recently announced that Tokai Imperial Rubber India Pvt. Ltd. (TIR), a consolidated subsidiary for the production and sale of automotive hoses, has built and launched a new Indian plant. TIR was first established in India, the world’s second largest country by population, back in 2005. Since then, the Sumitomo Riko Group has grown its Indian...

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Nitta Launches Two New Types of Virus Filter

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) recently announced that it has launched two new antiviral filter products: a RIM Light-branded filter for viruses, bacteria and mold, and a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. These new products are highly efficient at trapping and inactivating any viruses attached to particles and the like. Both have gone through JIS L 1922:2016 verification testing, which is carried...

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Yokohama Rubber Pursues Overseas Growth for Hydraulic Rubber Hoses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is pressing forward with efforts to roll out its hydraulic rubber hoses in the overseas market after having previously focused on business growth here in Japan – marketing OE products to Japanese-owned companies and replacement products to the domestic market. For OE, this strategy will include a considerable focus on China, the world’s largest market...

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Bridgestone’s US Hose Business to Focus on Building and Manufacturing Industries Amid Demand Slump

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is looking to focus its U.S.-based hose operations on sales to the building and manufacturing industries. To this end, the company will utilize the sales network of local subsidiary Bridgestone HosePower LLC to take in related demand. Previously, Bridgestone’s U.S. hose business has been largely focused on the oil and gas sector, with its products being used...

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