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Toyo Tires Wins Good Design Award for M925 Snowplow Tire

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently announced that it has won a 2018 Good Design Award for its M925 snow tire, a product made exclusively for snowplows. Launched in July 2017, the M925 is designed to improve snowplow performance. The tire sets itself apart with its tread: while conventional studless tires for trucks and buses adopt a symmetric...

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Zeon Receives Petrochemical Technology Award for CPME Production Process

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has received the fiscal 2017 Japan Petroleum Institute Award for Technological Progress. This comes in recognition of the company’s previous development of a process for manufacturing cyclopentyl methyl ether (CPME). CPME is a hydrophobic ether solvent made using Zeon’s unique raw materials and compounding technologies. Easily separated and recovered from water, it also provides for quick vaporization...

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Yokohama Rubber UK Distributor Recognized for Raising Safety Awareness

Yokohama HPT Ltd. (YHPT), a U.K. tire distributor for Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), has received commendations from two U.K.-based organizations this year for raising awareness about tire safety. In July, non-profit organization and tire safety association TyreSafe named YHPT its Tyre Manufacturer of the Year at the TyreSafe Awards 2017. This is the second year in a row that...

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Zeon Wins 2016 SPSJ Award for Asymmetric SIS Copolymer

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) received the fiscal 2016 Society of Polymer Science Japan (SPSJ) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology. The award was given at the 66th SPSJ annual meeting to Zeon for its product Quintac, an asymmetric styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymer. The annual meeting included an award ceremony and acceptance speeches. Zeon designed Quintac by deliberately offsetting...

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Bridgestone Receives RobecoSAM Sustainability Award

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has received a Silver Class Sustainability Award 2017 from RobecoSAM. This is the first time Bridgestone has received this honor. This sustainability award is presented annually by RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing, a form of investment entailing judgments based on evaluations of a company’s environmental, social and other sustainability initiatives in addition to...

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Yokohama Rubber Receives HPCI Excellent Achievement Research Project Award

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5101) has been awarded for its research on highly accurate fluid analysis and data mining for next-generation silent tire development, conducted in cooperation with the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), a research arm of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The company was named a recipient of an Excellent achievement research project award for...

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