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NOK Plans Price Hike on Seal Products Starting October

NOK Corp. (TYO:7240) recently announced that it has decided to raise prices on products sold via domestic distributors to the likes of the general industrial machinery industry. The price revision here is set to apply to oil seals, O-rings and other such seal products listed in NOK’s catalog, albeit with a number of exceptions. Set to come into effect starting...

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Toyoda Gosei to Launch High-Speed Surface Disinfector Based on UV-C LEDs

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) recently announced that it is planning a November launch for a high-speed surface disinfector that uses deep-UV (UV-C) LEDs to effectively eliminate viruses and bacteria. The product went up for preorder via the company’s site on Sept. 1. Looking to respond to the recent heightened awareness around preventing infections, Toyoda Gosei is marketing various products...

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Yokohama Rubber Indonesian Subsidiary Gains American Petroleum Institute Certification

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that PT Yokohama Industrial Products Manufacturing Indonesia (YIID), a production and sales subsidiary for marine products, has been granted API Specification Q1 9th Edition (API Spec Q1) certification by the American Petroleum Institute. API Spec Q1 is an internationally recognized standard that outlines quality management system requirements for organizations in the petroleum, petrochemical...

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Sumitomo Riko Launches New Series of Bedsore Prevention Mattresses for Nursing Sector

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has launched sales of the SR Active Mattress Taiatsu Bunsan Friend, coming as a new series in its mattress lineup to help prevent bed-ridden patients from developing bedsores. By making use of the company’s proprietary Smart Rubber (SR) sensor technology, mattresses under the new series are able to measure the patient’s body pressure and detect...

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Yokohama Rubber Develops New Material to Help Slash Weight of Automotive Air Conditioning Hoses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has leaned on proprietary technologies to develop a new material that promises to help significantly reduce the weight of automotive air conditioning hoses. Taking the form of a rubber–resin polymer alloy, the new material exhibits a sea–island structure in which the sea phase is composed of resin and the island phase is composed of rubber....

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Mitsuboshi Belting Readies 3.6B Yen for New Plant in India

Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192) is looking to build a new plant in India for the manufacture of automotive transmission belts and other products. Investment here will come to approximately 3.6 billion yen ($32.64 million), with the new plant slated to begin operations in February 2023. Mitsuboshi Belting’s 2021 medium-term business plan has the conveyor belt and automotive transmission belt manufacturer...

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