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Gates Unitta Asia Pushes Product Applications in EV-Related Equipment

Gates Unitta Asia Co. forecasts its domestic sales for general-purpose industrial belts for December 2018 will increase by around 5 percent year-on-year. In addition to the strong sales of its mainstay products for semiconductor manufacturing equipment, machine tools and industrial robots, demand for new electric vehicle (EV)-related applications also expanded. Sales for products used in food and packaging manufacturing equipment...

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Japan’s Rubber Belt Production Expected to Stay Around Current Levels for 2019

The Japan Belting Manufacturers Association has projected that Japan’s production of rubber belts for 2019 will come to a total of 26,619 tons, sitting at a similar level to figures from 2018. Domestic demand is expected to account for 19,660 tons of this total, down by 2 percent, with exports rising by 6 percent to reach 6,959 tons. Conveyor belt...

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Japan’s Transmission Belt Production Rises 2% Year-on-Year for 2017

The Japan Belting Manufacturers Association recently released statistics showing Japan’s domestic production of transmission belts to have increased 2 percent year-on-year for 2017, reaching a total of 11,985 tons. While automotive demand stalled, demand for general industrial applications was solid. Increased demand was seen for applications such as semiconductor manufacturing equipment, injection molding machines, machine tools and industrial robots. Looking...

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Bando Chemical Sets Sights on Winning Top Share for Belt Business in Asia

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195), a manufacturer of automotive rubber components and belts, is focusing on Asia as part of its current medium- to long-term management plan, which it has been following since fiscal 2013. With one of this plan’s guidelines targeting the “evolution of global market strategy,” the company has set Asia as a high-priority region, and aims for...

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Yokohama Rubber Targets Sales Growth for Highly Abrasion-Resistant Conveyor Belts

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is working to expand sales of Tuftex α, a material that excels when used to make conveyor belts for reclaimers, which move bulk amounts of resources like iron ore and coal from stockpiles. Tuftex α conveyor belts feature the world’s highest level of abrasion resistance, which has earned them a strong reputation at reclaimer job...

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Mitsuboshi Belting Gains 6.6% in Belt Sales Over First Three Quarters

Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192) has posted approximately 53.2 billion yen ($492.7 million) in total sales for the first three periods of fiscal 2017. This represents an increase of 6.6 percent over the same period for the previous year. The company made gains in operating profit as well, recording a 6 percent year-on-year increase to hit approximately 6.91 billion yen. Ordinary...

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