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Japanese Glove Sales Remain Strong as Focus on Work Safety Grows

Japan’s domestic sales volumes of glove products remained firm in 2016, up slightly from the year before, according to a report by the Japan Glove Manufacturers Association. Domestic sales of household gloves totaled 91.84 million pairs during 2016, up 0.2 percent from the previous year, while sales for surgical gloves increased 1.5 percent to 79.02 million pairs. Ultra-thin disposable gloves...

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Bando Chemical’s Automotive Parts Business Booms in Southeast Asia

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd.’s (TYO:5195) automotive parts business is enjoying robust sales in Southeast Asia. This comes despite a slight decline in Japanese production due to the transfer of production overseas and the impact of a greater number of vehicles not equipped with belts. The growth has primarily been driven by scooter transmission belt sales in Vietnam and India, as...

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Inaba Rubber Looking Forward to the Advance of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Osaka-based Inaba Rubber Co. Ltd., a manufacturer and seller of special precision rubber parts for cars, says it is looking forward to the advance of hybrid vehicles (HVs) and electric vehicle (EVs). Before the rise of these technologies, Inaba Rubber had already been working on electrification in the form of side mirrors, power windows and more, said company president Yoshihiro...

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Sumitomo Riko Showcases Anti-Vibration Rubber Products at APTA Expo 2017

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) is exhibiting for the first time at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo 2017 taking place in Atlanta, Georgia from Oct. 9–11. The company has introduced its anti-vibration rubber products for railcars at the expo, eyeing a full-scale expansion into the North American market. Anti-vibration rubber products for railcars are installed in the truck...

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Sanko Chemical Industry Sees Strong Sales With World’s First TPE Medical Gloves

Medical glove manufacturer Sanko Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. is seeing robust sales. The strong performance is led by the company’s flagship surgical gloves, which were launched on Sept. 1 of last year and are the world’s first gloves made of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). The use of TPE helps to prevent reactions caused by latex proteins such as Type I hypersensitivity,...

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Hayakawa Rubber Donates Products to Thai Infrastructure Project

Hayakawa Rubber Co. Ltd. recently donated Superseal products, the company’s reactive-adhesion type sealant for concrete, to a Thai infrastructure project in which Chulalongkorn University’s Voluntary Engineering Student Camp (VESC) created estuary weirs. VESC, which was the first voluntary project carried out by Chulalongkorn University in 1969 and has been carried out once a year since then, was given its name...

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