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Sumitomo Riko Makes Global Push in Industrial Hoses

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. is stepping up its global strategy in industrial hoses. The company’s high-pressure hoses performed strongly in the Japanese market up to July but have softened since September. Sales of products for custom designed vehicles and dump trucks were also strong, but the previously robust machine tool business fell on lower exports. Sales in the repair market...

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Yokohama Rubber Hose Sales Hurt by Falling Construction Machinery Production

Net sales in Japan for the hoses and couplings business of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. dropped year-on-year in the first half of 2015 (January–June). Although the company began full-fledged sales of high-pressure hydrogen gas hoses for hydrogen filling stations and received a boost in sales from new automobile hose products, hydraulic hose sales shrank due to lower output by construction...

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Totaku Develops 100-Degree Heat and Oil-Resistant Plastic Hose

Major plastic hose manufacturer Totaku Industries Inc. has developed a new product for the food processing industry, the TAC Ecoline 100-degree heat-resistant and oil-resistant hose. The plastic hose can be washed with hot water (withstands continuous exposure to 100-degree Celsius liquid), something not possible with conventional plastic hoses. This makes it ideal for food processing industry applications where hygiene is...

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Toyoda Gosei Develops Steering Wheel With Warning Function

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. has developed a steering wheel with a warning function that vibrates to alert drivers. The steering wheel contains a vibrating unit with a small motor that rotates an off-center weight to vibrate the steering wheel grip and thus warn the driver. The steering wheel detects when the car is accidentally drifting out of its lane and...

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Toyoda Gosei Expands its Production Capacity in Asia and Latin America

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. President Naoki Miyazaki spoke at the recent Tokyo Motor Show: “With the core of the market transitioning from developed to developing countries, and with consumer needs shifting to small and eco-friendly vehicles, global competition is intensifying to meet these changing needs. At Toyoda Gosei, we are facing these changes head-on with our TG2020 Vision targeting sustainable future growth....

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Conveyor Belt Production up to August Has Been Strong

Production volume of rubber belts for conveyors is on the rise. According to statistics by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association, total production volume between January and August is up 5 percent year-on-year. Domestic demand and exports have remained steady. Since the beginning of the year, with the exception of May and June, all months exceeded the prior year. However, as...

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