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Sumitomo Riko Launches Bed-Sized SR Soft Vision

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. has added a bed-sized “full body version” to their lineup of body pressure detection sensors. The series lineup also contains the distribution version, the numerical version, and the wireless version for a total of four types, widening the selection of sizes optimized according to use. The full-body version that has just gone on sale is the...

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Bridgestone Develops Hydrogen Fueling Hose

Bridgestone Corp. is developing a hydrogen fueling hose with high pressure resistance capable of containing 82MPa (megapascals), and will begin full fledged sales operations. The hydrogen fueling hose is to be installed at facilities such as hydrogen stations where fuel cell vehicles are supplied with hydrogen. Hydrogen is placed under high pressure during fueling, requiring hoses that withstand the resulting...

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Bando Chemical Develops High-Load Industrial Power Transmission Belts

The new “Ceptor-X” high-load industrial power transmission belt will be available from Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. starting Nov. 1, 2015. The new product, the highest grade in the “Ceptor Series,” is a high-torque power transmission belt suitable for a variety of synchronous transmission applications in industrial machinery, such as medical equipment and robots, injection molding machines, pressing machines, printing machines...

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Bando Chemical: Automotive Transmission Belts Experience Drop, Resin Conveyor Belts Perform Strongly

Mitsutaka Yoshii, president of Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (Kobe Head Office), a leading belt manufacturer, explained the current status in the third year of implementation of the company’s medium- and long-term management plan. Results of the first quarter (April-June) indicate that sales increased 4.3 percent while operating income increased 30.6 percent, both compared to the same period last fiscal year. In...

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New Toyoda Gosei Fuel Cap Does Not Require Opening or Closing

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. is the first Japanese automotive parts manufacturer to develop and mass produce a “Cap Less Fueling Device” which enables fueling without the opening or closing of the fuel cap, simply by inserting the fuel dispensing nozzle into the device. This device is equipped with conducting capabilities to prevent the ignition of flames that might occur due...

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Kuraray Plans to Expand Genestar Applications to Automotive

Kuraray Co. Ltd. is proactively expanding toward the usage of its polyamide engineering plastic “Genestar” in automobiles. Genestar is a product developed by Kuraray from a unique monomer and boasts a variety of properties including low water absorption, high heat resistance, high chemical resistance, and high dimensional accuracy. The total production capacity is 9,000 tons in Kashima and 4,000 tons...

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