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Bando’s Tamagaki Talks Current, Future Business: Interview

Rubber manufacturer Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) experienced turbulent sales in fiscal 2016. After early months showed a year-on-year downturn, the company recovered in the latter half of the year, most notably in the January–March period. But in an industry moving toward electric vehicles, how does Bando Chemical plan to respond to concerns around declining automotive belt sales? Japan Rubber...

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Bando Chemical Focuses on Flame-Resistant Conveyor Belts to Meet Infrastructure Demand

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) has decided to focus on selling and developing conveyor belts, leveraging the company’s technological prowess for steep incline conveyor belts, pipe conveyor belts and flame resistant conveyor belts. The decision comes in an effort to meet demand assumed by such large-scale infrastructure projects as the Tokyo Olympics and the Linear Chuo Shinkansen bullet train line....

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Bando President Talks Current State of Business, Eyes Productivity Increases

Sitting down recently for an interview, Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) President Mitsutaka Yoshii offered his assessment on where the company stands today, as well as how it is looking to improve itself moving forward. The company, Yoshii said, has to work in 2017 on accelerating its measures for dealing with the exchange rate and other fluctuating outside circumstances. He...

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Bando Chemical to Build New Transmission Belt Factory in Vietnam

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) will build a new factory at its current site in Vietnam. With an investment of 400 million ($3.7 million), operations are scheduled to begin in the second half of 2017. The new factory is set to be built after acquiring land-use rights in Than Long Industrial Park II in Hung Yen Province by Bando Manufacturing...

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Bando Chemical Develops Japan’s First Self-extinguishing Conveyor Belt

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) this October will launch the FR7500, a new conveyor belt that is able to withstand surface temperatures of 60–100 degrees Celsius. It is a first-generation release in the company’s recently developed FR7000 series, the first Japanese line of self-extinguishing conveyor belts for high-temperature applications. With belt conveyors required to provide stable, continuous transportation of products,...

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Bando Chemical to Celebrate 110 Years With Exhibition in Kobe and Tokyo

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195), a major manufacturer of rubber and resin belts, will be holding a private exhibition Oct. 13–14 in Kobe and then Oct. 19–20 in Tokyo. Titled “Bando Techno Fair 2016,” the exhibition is being held as part of Bando Chemical’s memorial affairs to celebrate this past April, which marked the 110th anniversary of the company’s inception....

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