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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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Bando Boosts Seal Blade Coolant Resistance

Major Japanese belt manufacturer Bando Chemical has developed an optimal seal blade for sliding parts in machine tools using a special polyurethane. The blade has improved coolant resistance, durability under fast wiping and wear resistance. The development is based on technology the company has built up over many years related to polyurethane cleaning blades for office automation equipment.

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Reaching 110th Anniversary Since Founding—Bando Chemical

New Year’s Top Interview: Bando Chemical President Mitsutaka Yoshii Mitsutaka Yoshii, president of Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195), said in an interview with Japan Rubber Weekly that his firm’s research and development efforts have yielded the seeds of growth into new markets. He added that this year’s work will include the cultivation of business operations based on the resulting new...

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