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Nitta Launches Two New Types of Virus Filter

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) recently announced that it has launched two new antiviral filter products: a RIM Light-branded filter for viruses, bacteria and mold, and a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. These new products are highly efficient at trapping and inactivating any viruses attached to particles and the like. Both have gone through JIS L 1922:2016 verification testing, which is carried...

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Yokohama Rubber Pursues Overseas Growth for Hydraulic Rubber Hoses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is pressing forward with efforts to roll out its hydraulic rubber hoses in the overseas market after having previously focused on business growth here in Japan – marketing OE products to Japanese-owned companies and replacement products to the domestic market. For OE, this strategy will include a considerable focus on China, the world’s largest market...

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Bridgestone’s US Hose Business to Focus on Building and Manufacturing Industries Amid Demand Slump

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is looking to focus its U.S.-based hose operations on sales to the building and manufacturing industries. To this end, the company will utilize the sales network of local subsidiary Bridgestone HosePower LLC to take in related demand. Previously, Bridgestone’s U.S. hose business has been largely focused on the oil and gas sector, with its products being used...

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Toyoda Gosei to Market Eco Bags From Discarded Airbag Fabric

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) plans to bring out eco bags made of waste material from fabric used in company-manufactured airbags. The eco bags will be available November 21-23 and December 19-20 at the Mozo Wonder City shopping mall in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, as well as at recyclers listed by Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) as cosponsors. The bags will also...

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Henkel Japan Targets Full-Scale Launch of New Packaging Adhesive

Henkel Japan Ltd. has started a full-scale rollout this month of Technomelt Supra Cool, a series of hot-melt adhesives that can be applied at low temperature and are intended for use with packaging. First made available last year, the series is targeted primarily toward use in the assembly of cardboard cases, small boxes and so on. Technomelt Supra Cool has...

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Sumitomo Riko to Establish Second Vietnamese Base for Automotive Hose Production

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) is planning to open a new production and sales subsidiary for automotive hoses in Vietnam. This will be the company’s second Vietnamese base for the manufacture of automotive hoses. Set to be named SumiRiko Vietnam Co. Ltd., the new subsidiary will be capitalized at 113.1 billion Vietnamese dong ($4.85 million) and wholly owned by Sumitomo...

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