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Fujikura Rubber Expects to See Slight Drop-off Following Stellar Run

Fujikura Rubber Ltd. (TYO:5121) has been getting strong performance out of its sales divisions for industrial products, control equipment and golf club carbon shafts. The company saw increased revenue for the fifth consecutive year in fiscal 2017 – as well as increased profit for three consecutive years. Automotive-related exports have grown in countries including China and Vietnam, with particular growth...

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Yokohama Rubber Develops New Hardening Accelerator, Enables Single-Day Waterproofing of Buildings

Yokohama Rubber MB Japan, an industrial rubber products subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), will release the EU-One Oneda-F hardening accelerator for urethane waterproofing film as a new addition to the Criterion series of products. When used at a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius, the EU-One Oneda-F hardening accelerator hardens urethane waterproofing film in five hours. This allows the...

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Toyoda Gosei Eyes Autonomous Driving, Electrification Trends in 2025 Business Plan

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) is aiming to achieve over 1 trillion yen ($9.14 billion) in sales revenue, an operating profit margin of eight percent and a return on equity (ROE) of 10 percent in a new business plan for fiscal 2025. To this end, the company intends to develop products and commercialize new technologies in response to the spread...

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Sumitomo Rubber’s Vibration Control Damper Chosen for Seismic Retrofitting of Kumamoto Castle

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that its vibration control damper will be used by Obayashi Corp. (TYO:1802) for the seismic retrofitting of Kumamoto Castle’s keep. The viscoelastic damper absorbs tremors by instantly converting seismic energy to heat, and uses high-damping rubber developed based on the advanced technology Sumitomo Rubber has accumulated for racing tires. The rubber has also...

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Bando Chemical Targets 120B Yen Sales for 2022 in New Five-Year Business Plan

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) has put together an outline of its new medium-term business plan, “Breakthroughs for the Future 2nd Stage.” Slated to run for five years and end in fiscal 2022, the plan targets expansion both for Bando Chemical’s existing operations – which are focused on belt products – and for its new business areas, specifically with regard...

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Sumitomo Riko Targets 1 Trillion Yen in Sales for 100th Anniversary in 2029

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) announced on May 24 that it is switching to a new medium-term management plan, titled 2022 Sumitomo Riko Group Vision (2022V). With recent years seeing factors such as a major transformation in the automotive industry and the rise of protectionism in Western nations, the new plan comes as a fundamental shift to the approach outlined...

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