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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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Bridgestone Sees Success With Spikeless Golf Shoes Employing Tire Technologies

Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), has announced that a line of spikeless golf shoes under its Tour B series achieved a major sales landmark over Sept. 10–16, becoming the week’s top-selling over-the-counter line of spikeless golf shoes in Japan. This comes as Bridgestone has applied technologies from its tires to the new line of shoes,...

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Totaku Sees Strong Domestic Demand for Plastic Hoses in Semiconductor, Food Sectors

Totaku Industries Inc. is seeing a wave of strong demand for plastic hoses in Japan, with the company estimating that it has achieved year-on-year growth of 4–5 percent for the first half of fiscal 2018. Company president Kozo Toyoda said that Totaku has seen strong results across the board in its demand sectors, which include the semiconductor, food and civil...

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Sumitomo Riko Sees Strong Demand for Viscoelastic Rubber in Damping Applications

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) is looking to expand its sales of TRC Damper, a seismic control system for wooden houses. The company markets this as providing safety, security and comfort by protecting houses from the vibrations caused by earthquakes. TRC Damper incorporates Sumitomo Riko’s special viscoelastic rubber, which serves to absorb the energy of earthquakes and turn it into...

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Cooper Standard Targets Growth in Japanese Market via New Facilities

Looking to bolster its business in the Japanese market, Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. has opened a new local headquarters and engineering center in Yokohama for the company’s Japanese arm. As a U.S.-based manufacturer of auto parts, Cooper Standard holds a leading share in the global market for sealing systems. Dealings with Japanese manufacturers currently make up less than 5 percent of...

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Toyox Adds Two New Sizes to Lineup of Plastic Hoses for Food Industry

Plastic hose manufacturer Toyox Co. Ltd. has launched sales of two new hose sizes under its Toyofoods-S lineup, which has earned itself a strong reputation in the food industry. The move comes in response to high industry demand for large-diameter hoses. More specifically, the company has added hoses with internal diameters of 75 millimeters and 100 millimeters. This comes on...

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