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Midori Anzen Launches New Gloves Offering Protection From Insulin Needles

Midori Anzen Co. Ltd. has begun sales of the Insulin Guard and the Sus-K Grip, two new lines of gloves resistant to being pierced by the insulin needles. Developed and produced by Porute Ltd., these new gloves are available from a number of online stores. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of patients administering insulin...

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Sumitomo Rubber’s Anti-Vibration Dampers Installed at Kumamoto Castle

Four anti-vibration dampers provided by Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) have been installed at a small tower attached to the main keep of Kumamoto Castle, which suffered major damage as part of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes. This follows the company’s anti-vibration dampers having already been fitted to the main keep last year. With restoration work on the main keep’s exterior...

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Towa Corporation Launches Specialized Gloves for Industrial Robots

Glove manufacturer Towa Corporation Ltd. is rolling out Robo Glove, a series of gloves made specifically to be used on industrial robots. The Robo Glove line can be fitted to the hands of industrial robots used in the likes of factories, serving to protect them from water, oil and other foreign substances while also maintaining their grip. To achieve this,...

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Bridgestone Ramps up Awareness Program on Seismic Isolation Rubber

Seismic isolation rubber plays an important role in protecting lives, lifestyles and property from major earthquakes. And as the market leader for such rubber products in Japan, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is making efforts to grow its business here further. The structure of seismic isolation rubber products sees thin rubber sheets and steel plates stacked on top of each other in...

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Bando Chemical President Talks Recent Results, Future Plans Amid Ongoing Issues in US, China

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) recently posted its business results for the first fiscal quarter, with President Mitsutaka Yoshii noting that both sales and profits fell year-on-year. The company has been hit by the effects of factors such as the U.S.–China trade war and a sluggish Asian market, yet Yoshii said that he expects to see a recovery in the...

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Nichirin to Stop UK Production of Automotive Air Conditioning Systems and Brake Hoses

Nichirin Co. Ltd. (TYO:5184) recently announced that it intends to stop production and sales of automotive air conditioning units and brake hoses at U.K.-based subsidiary Nichirin U.K. Ltd. (NUK). At present, around 40 percent of such shipments from this plant go out to the U.K. and Turkish assembly plants of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (TYO:7267), making Honda the most significant...

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