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JRW Study: Japan’s Top 100 Rubber Firms See Rising Sales, Falling Profits for 2017

More than three-quarters of Japan’s top 100 rubber companies saw their sales rise year-on-year in fiscal 2017, an independent study by Japan Rubber Weekly has found. According to the results of this study, 79 of Japan’s top 100 firms operating in the industry reported year-on-year increases to sales, up from 48 in fiscal 2016. Double-digit sales growth was posted by...

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Japan’s Top 100 Rubber Companies Total Around 4 Trillion Yen in Sales for 2016

Japan Rubber Weekly recently conducted a study of the top 100 companies in Japan’s rubber industry, analyzing their business performance for fiscal 2016. Of these 100 companies, 48 posted a year-on-year revenue increase. Seven companies managed a double-digit increase to revenue, including NOK Elastomers Processing Co. Ltd., which ranked 42nd out of the 100 companies with an 11.9 percent increase,...

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Japanese Rubber Companies Heavily Revise Earnings Projections

As companies are releasing their second-quarter earnings for the business year ending on March 31, 2017, some stand out for their revisions to projected full-year earnings. Cost-cutting boosted profits for some, while the higher yen hurt others. The following companies announced upward revisions to profit for the period: Achilles Corp. (TYO:5142), Okamoto Industries Inc. (TYO:5122), Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192), Tigers...

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N-Plus Exhibition Takes Place in Tokyo, Advanced Materials and Technologies on Display

Materials and technology exhibition N-Plus is taking place at Tokyo Big Sight over Sept. 28–30. Exhibitors from a variety of manufacturing industries, joined by companies involved in the rubber industry, are targeting visitors who seek advanced performance and added-value technologies and materials. Held annually, N-Plus represents a good opportunity for companies to gain exposure and acclaim for their newly developed...

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JRW Survey: Tire Makers Top Other Rubber Manufacturers in Ordinary Income

With an ordinary income of 226.91 billion yen ($2.205 billion) in fiscal 2015, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) held the top spot among 165 major Japanese rubber manufacturers, found a survey published in the September issue of Japan Rubber and Elastomers, a monthly sister publication of Japan Rubber Weekly. For Bridgestone, this marked a 0.4 percent year-on-year decline. The number two, Toyo...

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Experimental Monitoring System for Dementia Patients Uses Achilles’ Anti-Wandering Shoes

Three Japanese companies have come up with a novel idea for treating dementia patients in their home country, which is rapidly aging. Achilles Corp. (TYO:5142) has partnered with Tsukui Corp. (TYO:2398), which runs an elderly nursing care business, and Kato-Denki Inc., a company involved in planning and selling security devices for automobiles and general use. The trio will commence a...

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