Tires

Domestic Tire Production Down 3.8 Percent in First Half

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association Inc. (JATMA) announced combined automobile tire and tire tubes production performance figures for the January–June period at a total of 536,091 tons, a 3.8 percent drop compared to the same period last year. Differentiated according to product categories, production performance for truck and bus tires and tubes dropped by 5.3 percent, for light trucks...

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Ube, Lotte and Mitsubishi Launch Rubber JV in Malaysia

Chemical, construction material, and metal manufacturer Ube Industries Ltd. held an opening ceremony for its butadiene rubber (BR) joint-venture company established in Malaysia, “Lotte-Ube Synthetic Rubber” (LUSR, located in Tanjung Langsat Industrial Park, Johor, Malaysia). LUSR is a joint-venture company between Ube Industries, Lotte Chemical Corp. and its subsidiary Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Sdn. Bhd., and Mitsubishi Corp. LUSR operates...

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