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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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Bando Chemicals Develops Optical Transparent Adhesive Sheet

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) will release an optical transparent adhesive sheet in August. The company developed the product, called Free Crystal, to apply to components of touchscreen displays. With the increased use of touchscreens, the needs for optical transparent adhesive sheets are diversifying. This demand is particularly strong for products like car navigation systems, where manufacturers want to turn...

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Bando Chemical Celebrates 110th Anniversary, Broadcasts Ceremony to Sites Worldwide

Mitsutaka Yoshii, president of Kobe-based Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195), presided over a ceremony on April 14 to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the business’s foundation, where he and around 200 people including executives, managers and other employees were in attendance for the special occasion. The ceremony was broadcast live to 23 locations in nine countries. Yoshii kicked off the...

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Japan Rubber Workers Union Confederation Negotiates 1,010 Yen Pay Scale Increase

The settlement results for labor force wages and annual bonuses have started to come out from the “spring offensive” negotiations in Japan. The Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation is comprised of 58 member unions. Forty-eight of those put forth wage demands to the companies of the unions’ respective labor forces, from which 20 unions have reached conclusions. Regarding annual bonuses, 45...

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Japan’s Rubber Unions Scale Back Spring Offensive Wage Demands

The Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRWUC) has largely completed its spring labor offensive, and unions have submitted wage demands at most large rubber manufacturers. According to the JRWUC, 45 out of 58 unions have submitted their wage demands, and despite discrepancies between sectors such as tires, automobile parts, and industrial goods, wage increase demands are trending downward from the...

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