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Buss Begins Full-Scale Japanese Sales of New Continuous Kneader Equipment

Buss Japan Ltd., the Japanese subsidiary of Swiss-based specialist kneader manufacturer Buss AG, has launched full-scale domestic sales for Compeo, a new series of continuous kneaders. Built upon the technologies that Buss has built up over its history in the kneader industry, the Compeo series allows for a single unit of equipment to cater to various applications and a wide...

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Shin-Etsu Polymer Achieves Year-on-Year Increases to Sales, Profits

Shin-Etsu Polymer Co. Ltd. (TYO:7970) posted its business results for fiscal 2018 on April 25, revealing an increase to both sales and profits. The results show that the manufacturer of silicone molding materials generated 85.46 billion yen in sales for the year, up by 7.7 percent year-on-year. Operating profit came to 8.15 billion yen, up by 13.1 percent; ordinary profit...

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Sumitomo Rubber’s Dunlop Tennis Balls Used at Australian Open

The Australian Open, one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, made waves in Japan this year when Japanese player Naomi Osaka won the women’s singles title. Behind the scenes, meanwhile, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) supported the tournament by supplying Dunlop-branded tennis balls. Sumitomo Rubber supplied 15,000 sets of a dozen balls each for the tournament and its preliminary...

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Fujikura Composites to Offer Small Magnesium–Air Batteries for Use in Emergencies

Fujikura Composites Inc. (TYO:5121), formerly known as Fujikura Rubber Ltd., is set to launch its Aqua Charge series of small magnesium–air batteries for residential use on May 29. These have been designed as a smaller version of the company’s existing WattSatt series of magnesium–air batteries for emergency power storage. WattSatt products have been receiving positive feedback from companies and government...

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Daicel-Evonik Installs New Extrusion Equipment for Multilayer Plastic Tubes

Daicel-Evonik Ltd. has installed new extrusion equipment for multilayer plastic tubes at its Technical Center in the city of Himeji. The new equipment is capable of producing tubes with up to five layers. Gaining the ability to manufacture five-layer tubes – up from the previous three layers – will open up major opportunities for Daicel-Evonik in terms of responding to...

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Nitta Celebrates 134th Anniversary, Looks to Capitalize on a Changing Society

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186), a major manufacturer of industrial-use rubber and resin products, celebrated its 134th anniversary on March 18 with ceremonies at its Osaka Head Office and its Nara Plant. Speaking on the day, President Motonobu Nitta said that his company has sought to create new value by expanding its range of operations outside of the existing Nitta family business...

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