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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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Bridgestone Starts Production at Thai Conveyor Belt Plant

Bridgestone Corp. recently announced that its subsidiary in Thailand, Bridgestone NCR Co. Ltd. (BSNCR) has started production of conveyor belts in July, and that the first batch of belts has been sent to Laem Chabang Port in Thailand’s Chonburi Province. Founded in 1996, BSNCR is a production base for anti-vibration rubber, automotive hoses, hydraulic hoses and other products. The plant,...

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Uvex Safety Enters Distributorship Agreement With Kokugo

Uvex Safety Group GmbH & Co. KG, a German manufacturer of safety equipment, has entered into a distributorship agreement with Kokugo Co. Ltd., a historic Japanese vendor of physics and chemistry products for the sale of the former’s industrial gloves in Japan. The partnership will see the full launch of a range of high function, value-added products in the country....

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Demand for Construction Equipment to Increase 2 Percent

According to estimates by the Japan Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association, an organization of companies including makers of hydraulic excavators, construction cranes and tractors, the 2016 demand for shipments of construction equipment is projected to rise to 2.16 trillion yen (approximately $18 billion), an increase of 2 percent over the previous year. The Japanese domestic portion of this figure is 853.6...

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Toyoda Gosei Aims to Strengthen its Base in Brazil

Toyoda Gosei, a Toyota Group auto parts company, is slated to invest in Pecval Industria, a Brazilian firm that produces resin parts for auto interior and exterior. With this move, Toyoda Gosei plans to reinforce its business base in Brazil. Pecval is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shimizu Industry Co., Ltd. (Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture), that produces auto dashboard components and...

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