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Bando Chemical Sets Sights on Winning Top Share for Belt Business in Asia

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195), a manufacturer of automotive rubber components and belts, is focusing on Asia as part of its current medium- to long-term management plan, which it has been following since fiscal 2013. With one of this plan’s guidelines targeting the “evolution of global market strategy,” the company has set Asia as a high-priority region, and aims for...

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Sealing Giant NOK Announces 47.9B Yen Investment to Increase Production

NOK Corp. (TYO:7240) President Kiyoshi Doi recently commented on the solid performance of his company’s seal business for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. Orders have been higher than expected, he said, leaving the company operating at full capacity – and so, he continued, NOK will make major investments this fiscal year to expand its facilities. Doi explained that...

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Zeon to Improve Drying Capacity for Special Vulcanized HNBR

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) is planning to enhance the drying capabilities of its Kawasaki Plant, where the company produces a special vulcanized hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR) sold under its Zetpol brand. This improvement to the plant’s drying capacity will allow Zeon more flexibility in manufacturing both dry and latex versions of its special-grade Zetpol products, and will also boost production efficiency....

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Yoshino Rubber Sees Strong Sales for Ultrawide Sheets in Numerous Applications

Yoshino Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd., an Osaka-based manufacturer of conveyor belts and conveyor belt systems, is seeing strong sales for its ultrawide rubber sheets. Launched in 2015, the sheeting is manufactured by a partner firm in Taiwan and can be made with a width of up to 12 meters through the use of integral molding. It is available in thicknesses...

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Yokohama Rubber Subsidiary Targets Improved Supply of Non-Tire Products

Yokohama Industrial Products Japan Co. Ltd., a sales subsidiary for the non-tire operations of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), is striving to further improve its contributions to its parent company, which last year welcomed its 100th anniversary. Hiroyuki Hosoda, president of Yokohama Industrial Products Japan, has said that he is satisfied with his company’s numerical results for 2017. But with...

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Sunpolymer Plans New Silicone Sponge Sheet Factory to Target EV, Aerospace Industries

Sunpolymer Corp., a manufacturer and seller of extruded silicone rubber, high-performance sponge sheet and molded products, is planning to build a new factory at the Santo Industrial Park, Asago, Japan. Established in Osaka in 1980, Sunpolymer specializes in made-to-order production using silicone rubber as a primary material. The company manufactures products for a wide range of fields, from medical devices...

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