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Denka Develops New Acrylic Elastomer With Heat Resistance at up to 190 Degrees Celsius

Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) has developed a new line of special acrylic elastomer with the ability to withstand temperatures of up to around 190 degrees Celsius. The material is currently undergoing user evaluations and is slated to hit the market at some point in fiscal 2020. Plans are to produce the new elastomer at Denka’s Chiba Plant in Ichihara, Chiba...

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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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Toyoda Gosei Set to Exhibit e-Rubber at CES 2020

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) recently announced that it plans to exhibit its e-Rubber material at CES 2020, a four-day trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be the company’s first appearance at CES, which for 2020 is slated to be held over Jan. 7–10. CES 2020 is set to see a focus on augmented reality (AR), which is...

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Sumitomo Rubber CEO Satoru Yamamoto Discusses Business Goals Under Smart Tyre Concept

More than half a year has passed since Satoru Yamamoto was inaugurated as president and CEO of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) this March. Talking recently about his plans going forward, Yamamoto said that he intends to utilize the company’s globally constructed Smart Tyre Concept – which incorporates production, sales, tire development and the rollout of related services – to...

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Toyo Tires Develops Sixth-Gen Airless Tire Able to Compete With Conventional Tires on Basic Performance

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) has been hard at work with development of Noair, a sixth generation of the company’s airless tire technology. The company recently showed off the new tire’s capabilities to media at a test drive event. Unlike conventional tires, which are filled with air to help them bear weight and absorb road impacts, Noair has no such need....

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Lanxess Starts up Plastic Production Plant in Changshu

Lanxess AG has started up operations at a new plant in Changshu, China, for the production of high-performance plastics. The plant will be used to manufacture the company’s Durethan and Pocan brands of high-performance plastics for use in the automotive, electrical and electronics sectors. The new plant specializes in intelligent manufacturing. As part of this, it has been designed with...

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