anti-vibration rubber

Toyo Tires Anticipates Decreased Operating Loss in Auto Parts Business for 2020

Toyo Tires Corp. (TYO:5105) is gradually reducing the operating losses of its auto parts business. While the company’s forecasts for calendar 2020 point to this business – which is focused on anti-vibration rubber – as posting another operating loss, the specific loss here is set to more than halve compared to 2018, when the company first changed the auto parts...

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Interview: Sumitomo Riko President Tatsu Matsui Details Plans in Response to Automotive Revolution

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191), a leading global supplier of automotive anti-vibration rubber, is striving to develop new products and sectors in response to major upheaval in the automotive industry. Tatsu Matsui, president and CEO at Sumitomo Riko, recently sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly to give some more details on his company’s efforts here. 2020 is likely to continue...

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Sumitomo Rubber Utilizes Tire Technologies to Codevelop Highly Soundproof Flooring

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has worked with Sumitomo Forestry Co. Ltd. (TYO:1911) and flexible concrete mat manufacturer Maxstone KK to develop highly soundproof flooring for rental housing. The new product will be adopted starting from the Forest Maison line of rental housing provided by Sumitomo Forestry. The highly soundproof flooring incorporates anti-vibration rubber based on...

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Sumitomo Riko Starts Construction of New R&D Facility for Anti-Vibration Rubber

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has held a ceremony to formally mark the start of construction on a new R&D center. The facility will be established under SumiRiko AVS Germany GmbH, a subsidiary devoted to the R&D and sales of anti-vibration rubber for vehicles and based in Hesse, Germany. Under construction with a budget of approximately 10 million euros ($11.62...

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Sumitomo Riko Lauded for Application of Anti-Vibration Rubber to Table Tennis Rackets

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has been in the limelight after its co-development of Q3, a rubber for use in table tennis rackets, with sporting goods manufacturer Mizuno Corp. (TYO:8022). While product supply in the sports industry is a first for Sumitomo Riko, the company has been able to leverage its know-how, cultivated over many years, in both anti-vibration rubber...

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Sumitomo Riko Aims to Bolster Overseas Production of Non-Automotive Products

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) is gearing up to grow its business for general industrial products in non-automotive sectors. These plans include starting overseas production of water-developable flexographic printing plates and increasing the company’s overseas production bases for anti-vibration rubber for use in railcars. Sumitomo Riko will establish a production base for water developable flexographic printing plates in Turin, Italy,...

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