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Rubber Seal Maker TPR Set to Acquire Nobukawa

TPR Co. Ltd. (TYO:6463), a producer of piston rings, cylinder liners and other key components for internal combustion engines, recently announced that it will acquire carbon masterbatch maker Nobukawa Co. Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary on Dec. 13. The move is part of an overall plan by TPR to diversify its operations by moving into the manufacturing and marketing...

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Mitsui Chemicals Set to Acquire TPS Business From Asahi Kasei

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) has announced that it will acquire the Sunvieo thermoplastic styrene elastomer (TPS) business currently held by Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) on Oct. 1. The acquisition price has not been disclosed. With the acquisition, Mitsui Chemicals will be better situated to answer wide-ranging needs in various sectors, such as auto parts and consumer products. Mitsui Chemicals currently...

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Seals, Electronic Components Drive Higher Income and Profit for NOK in First Half

NOK Corp. (TYO:7240) has released its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017. The major oil seals manufacturer posted net sales of 357.04 billion yen ($3.14 billion), up 6.7 percent year-on-year; operating income of 20.1 billion yen, up 77 percent; ordinary income of 26.6 billion yen, up 175.7 percent; and quarterly net profit of 16.25 billion yen, up 246.1...

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Nishikawa Rubber Sees Strong First Half on Back of Automotive Turnaround

Nishikawa Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5161) recently released its business results for the first half of the fiscal year ending March 2018. The company, which manufactures weatherstrips and other auto parts, posted sales of 44.29 billion yen ($390.32 million), up 4.7 percent year-on-year; an operating profit of 3.75 billion yen, down 3.5 percent and an ordinary profit of 4.54 billion yen,...

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Nitto Kako’s Rubber Business Sees 4.7% Growth in First Half

Nitto Kako Co., Ltd. (TYO:5104) recently released its business results for the first half (April–September) of the fiscal year ending March 2018. The company posted sales of 3.87 billion yen ($34.05 million), down 4.9 percent over the same period last year; an operating profit of 158 million yen, down 7.8 percent; an ordinary profit of 155 million yen, down 6.1...

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Sumitomo Riko President: Rapid Spread of EVs Demands a New Approach

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) President Tetsu Matsui says that he feels a sense of crisis at the need for his company to adapt to the trend toward electric vehicles (EVs), which is moving faster than expected. As EVs become more prevalent, he said, there will be a reduction in use of anti-vibration rubber and hose products for internal combustion...

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