automotive

Denka, Mitsubishi Materials to Co-Develop Ceramic Substrates for Eco-Friendly Cars

Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) and Mitsubishi Materials Corp. (TYO:5711) have reached an agreement to co-develop new ceramic substrates, targeting these toward power modules in the motors of EVs and other such environmentally friendly vehicles. Following development, the companies plan to pursue efforts aimed at full-scale mass production. With the surging need for automotive electrification in recent years, there has been...

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New Lexus ES Adopts Sumitomo Rubber Tires as OE

Sumitomo Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5110) announced on Oct. 30 that it is supplying its Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050 line of tires as OE for the new Lexus ES model that launched last month. As an original debut model of the Lexus brand, the ES is a mainstay of the automaker’s lineup. And the latest model of this, coming as...

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Toyoda Gosei Plans Chinese Acquisition to Bolster Business for Auto Parts

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has announced that it intends to invest in Hubei Rock Rubber and Seal Technology Co. Ltd., an independent weatherstrip supplier located in central China. The move represents an effort by Toyoda Gosei to bolster its Chinese business for auto parts. In carrying out the investment, Toyoda Gosei will use its Chinese regional headquarters to acquire...

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Volvo Selects Continental PremiumContact 6 as OE Tire for V60 Station Wagon

Continental Tire Japan Co. Ltd., the Japanese arm of Continental AG, revealed on Oct. 3 that its PremiumContact 6 tire has been installed as original equipment (OE) for the Volvo V60, a premium midsize station wagon recently launched in Japan by Volvo Car Japan Co. Ltd. The PremiumContact 6 tire has already been certified by automakers as an OE tire...

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NOF Sees Success With High-Performance Elastomers for Auto Parts

NOF Corp. (TYO:4403) is keeping a keen eye on its NOF-Alloy TZ Series of high-performance elastomers, which are targeted toward use in components around automotive engines. Most applications for the series at present see these products being used in air ducts for trucks and similar vehicles. The NOF-Alloy TZ Series covers a range of thermoplastic elastomers with polymer alloy technology...

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Sumitomo Rubber Set to Appear at International Exhibition for EV Technologies

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that it will be exhibiting at the 31st International Electric Vehicles Symposium and Exhibition & International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference (EVS 31 & EVTeC 2018). The event will be hosted at the Kobe Convention Center from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, with the exhibition portion scheduled to run until Oct. 2. Sumitomo Rubber...

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