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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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Toyoda Gosei to Market Eco Bags From Discarded Airbag Fabric

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) plans to bring out eco bags made of waste material from fabric used in company-manufactured airbags. The eco bags will be available November 21-23 and December 19-20 at the Mozo Wonder City shopping mall in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, as well as at recyclers listed by Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) as cosponsors. The bags will also...

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Henkel Japan Targets Full-Scale Launch of New Packaging Adhesive

Henkel Japan Ltd. has started a full-scale rollout this month of Technomelt Supra Cool, a series of hot-melt adhesives that can be applied at low temperature and are intended for use with packaging. First made available last year, the series is targeted primarily toward use in the assembly of cardboard cases, small boxes and so on. Technomelt Supra Cool has...

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