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Gates Unitta Asia Pushes Product Applications in EV-Related Equipment

Gates Unitta Asia Co. forecasts its domestic sales for general-purpose industrial belts for December 2018 will increase by around 5 percent year-on-year. In addition to the strong sales of its mainstay products for semiconductor manufacturing equipment, machine tools and industrial robots, demand for new electric vehicle (EV)-related applications also expanded. Sales for products used in food and packaging manufacturing equipment...

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Fujikura Rubber Acquires ISO Certification for Medical Device Quality Management Systems

Major industrial rubber manufacturer Fujikura Rubber Ltd. (TYO:5121) recently obtained ISO 13485:2016 certification, the international standard for quality management systems of medical devices. In contrast to the ISO 9001:2015 standard, ISO 13485:2016 comes chiefly aimed at medical device manufacturers. It seeks conformity with regulatory requirements these devices, adding in risk management, cleanliness, pollution control and other such requirements specific to...

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Bando Chemical Reports Rising Sales, Profits on Back of Strong Auto Parts Business

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) has reported a year-on-year increase to both sales and profits for the first half of fiscal 2018. Sales for the half increased 5.3 percent over the same period last year to reach 48.2 billion yen, with operating profit up 23.4 percent to 3.81 billion yen, ordinary profit up 34.2 percent to 4.55 billion yen and...

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Toyox Launches New Chemical-Resistant Hose Connector, Flexible Fluorine Hose

Plastic hose manufacturer Toyox Co. Ltd. has launched two new products: an all-plastic hose connector that excels at chemical resistance and a fluorine hose that offers improved flexibility to help boost operational efficiency. Patents have been registered for both of these products. Using hoses to pipe acidic or alkaline chemical solutions is currently an area of concern for the industry,...

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Towa Corporation Plans Expansion in Bangladesh to Decentralize Production Risks

Glove manufacturer Towa Corporation Ltd. is set to move forward with expansion efforts from Aug. 1, 2019, adding new room to a Bangladeshi plant that produces gloves for the manufacturing industry. The company will invest around 100 million yen ($882,900) to achieve this. By adding a third floor to its current two-floor setup here, Towa Corporation will open up additional...

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Nitta Sees Strong Performance for Resin Belting in Distribution, Food Sectors

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) is expecting its belting division to report year-on-year sales growth of around 5–9 percent for the first half of fiscal 2018. The company’s NLG series of resin conveyor belts have recently been met with strong performance in the distribution sector as well as positive trends in the food sector, causing year-on-year sales growth percentage here to be...

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