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Showa Glove to Launch New Series of Nitrile Rubber Gloves for Food Factories

Showa Glove will in September release the Nitrist Pink 100-pack as a new addition to its Nitrist series of nitrile rubber use-up gloves. The thickness is a versatile 0.08 mm, and four sizes (SS, S, M, L, LL) will be available. The new product is being launched in response to the fact that color-coded zoning is often used to prevent...

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NOK to Expand Manufacture of Anti-Vibration and Soundproofing Products for EVs

NOK is set to expand facilities to manufacture anti-vibration and soundproofing products for electric vehicles used around electric power steering (EPS), gears, and brakes at its Tottori Plant in Japan. The move will take place over a three-year period from fiscal 2021 to 2023 and aims to enhance the company’s response to the electrification of automobiles. The investment amount is...

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Bridgestone to Increase Hydraulic Hose Production Capacity in Thailand

Bridgestone will increase production capacity at Bridgestone NCR (BSNCR) in Thailand, a global supply base for hydraulic hoses. The total investment will be around 4.9 billion yen ($36.3 million). Capacity will be gradually built up starting in the second quarter of 2025, with global production capacity to be increased by approximately 30 percent from the current level by the first...

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Achilles Backs Athlete’s Push to Break Guinness World Record in Rope Skipping

Shoe manufacturer Achilles is supporting Akitoshi Moriguchi in his push to break a Guinness World Record for rope skipping. Moriguchi, a professional rope skipper, is aiming to be the first in the world to achieve eight revolutions in a single skip. And to support this endeavor, Achilles is providing him with its Hyper Jumper shoes, which utilize Acrofoam – a...

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NOK Completes 3.5B Yen Expansion of Vietnamese Plant

NOK has completed its plans to boost production capacity for O-rings at its Vietnamese plant in Bien Hoa, Dong Nai. CEO Masao Tsuru and other NOK executives visited the plant on July 25 to mark the occasion. With an investment of approximately 3.5 billion yen ($26.78 million), NOK has increased its production space at the Vietnamese plant by around 40...

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Toyoda Gosei Leverages Sustainable Brand Re-S for Collaboration With Beams Japan

Toyoda Gosei has launched two new products as a collaboration between its sustainable product brand Re-S and partner Beams Japan. The products – both made out of recycled airbag fabric – are a vest with features appropriate for emergencies and a wrap that can be used as emergency headgear. Toyoda Gosei has already been offering other products under its Re-S...

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