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Asahi Rubber Develops New Flexible Wiring by Combining Rubber With Kirigami Structure

Asahi Rubber Inc. (TYO:5162) has developed a new flexible wiring product that is able to stretch with just a small amount of force while also exhibiting excellent durability and low electrical resistance. The company has achieved this by combining rubber with a structure based on kirigami, the art of paper cutting. The new design combines the benefits of a three-dimensional...

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Okamoto Looks to Build Recycling Facilities at Shizuoka Plant in Bid to Minimize Outsourced Waste Disposal

Okamoto Industries Inc. (TYO:5122) is looking to establish recycling facilities within the site of its Shizuoka Plant in Yoshida, Shizuoka Prefecture. The company, which produces condoms, industrial goods and consumer products, uses the Shizuoka Plant more specifically to create the likes of plastic film, agricultural film, wallpaper and automotive interior materials. Toshio Tamura, president and CEO of Okamoto, said that...

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Toyoda Gosei Set to Exhibit e-Rubber at CES 2020

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) recently announced that it plans to exhibit its e-Rubber material at CES 2020, a four-day trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be the company’s first appearance at CES, which for 2020 is slated to be held over Jan. 7–10. CES 2020 is set to see a focus on augmented reality (AR), which is...

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Sumitomo Rubber Takes First Place in Ranking of Best Vibration Control Products for Residential Use

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) announced on Dec. 12 that it has been ranked first place by two magazines in a list of the best companies providing vibration control products for detached residential housing. Sumitomo Rubber received a particularly good rating here for the functionality and durability of its products. The rankings were printed in the December 2019 edition of...

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Naigai Rubber Launches Rubber Baseball With Sensor Technology

Naigai Rubber Industry Co. Ltd. has started sales of a new rubber baseball loaded with nine IoT-compatible sensors. Coming as part of the i-Ball Technical Pitch series, the new ball matches medium-sized regulation balls in terms of its size, weight and surface rubber, and is priced at 27,500 yen ($253). The sensors installed in the ball allow users to measure...

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Mitsuboshi Belting Posts 37.2B Yen in Sales for First Half

Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192) recently posted its business results for the first half of fiscal 2019, revealing increased sales and decreased profits. The company’s sales rose 1.2 percent year-on-year to 37.2 billion yen ($340.04 million), with operating profit down 6.8 percent to 4.4 billion yen, ordinary profit down 17.6 percent to 4.33 billion yen and net profit down 13.2 percent...

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