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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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Bridgestone Sees Strong Conveyor Belt Sales on Back of American Mining Demand

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has seen its overseas sales of conveyor belts generate increased revenue year-on-year for the first half of calendar 2018. And a major factor here has been strong demand from the mining sector in the Americas. Both North and South America showed particularly strong demand for copper ore and iron ore mining over the period, while figures in...

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Zeon to Expand Production Line for Retardation Film for Use in Large-Screen TV Applications

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) plans to build an additional production line for retardation films to be used in large television screens. The company will invest in the range of 10 billion yen ($88.86 million) to build a new production line with an annual capacity of 50 million square meters at its Tsuruga Plant in Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture. Plans are to...

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