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Bando Records Strong Overseas Sales

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd., a major Japanese belt manufacturer, is making strides in increasing sales in overseas markets. Growing sales in China, Asia and new markets is one of the strategies in the company’s mid-term business plan. Bando Chemical has improved sales of replacement belts for scooters in India and Vietnam during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. In...

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Asics next generation running shoe MetaRun

Asics Next-Generation Running Shoes

Asics Corporation has announced the release of MetaRun next-generation running shoes designed for long-distance runners. Asics and its Asics Institute of Sports Science spent three years in development to create the company’s best running shoes ever. MetaRun incorporates four patented and five new technologies to achieve the light weight, stability, fit and cushioning that are crucial to running long distances...

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Robust Earnings for Kinugawa Rubber

Nissan affiliate Kinugawa Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. enjoyed increased revenue and profit in the first half of fiscal 2015 (April–September). While revenue was down slightly in Japan due to lower output at Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and a fall in orders for construction machinery products, earnings were up in the Americas and Asia. Factors contributing to higher profits included more...

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Sumitomo Riko Makes Global Push in Industrial Hoses

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. is stepping up its global strategy in industrial hoses. The company’s high-pressure hoses performed strongly in the Japanese market up to July but have softened since September. Sales of products for custom designed vehicles and dump trucks were also strong, but the previously robust machine tool business fell on lower exports. Sales in the repair market...

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Yokohama Rubber Hose Sales Hurt by Falling Construction Machinery Production

Net sales in Japan for the hoses and couplings business of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. dropped year-on-year in the first half of 2015 (January–June). Although the company began full-fledged sales of high-pressure hydrogen gas hoses for hydrogen filling stations and received a boost in sales from new automobile hose products, hydraulic hose sales shrank due to lower output by construction...

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Heat and oil resistant plastic hose

Totaku Develops 100-Degree Heat and Oil-Resistant Plastic Hose

Major plastic hose manufacturer Totaku Industries Inc. has developed a new product for the food processing industry, the TAC Ecoline 100-degree heat-resistant and oil-resistant hose. The plastic hose can be washed with hot water (withstands continuous exposure to 100-degree Celsius liquid), something not possible with conventional plastic hoses. This makes it ideal for food processing industry applications where hygiene is...

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