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Bridgestone Sees Strong Conveyor Belt Sales on Back of American Mining Demand

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has seen its overseas sales of conveyor belts generate increased revenue year-on-year for the first half of calendar 2018. And a major factor here has been strong demand from the mining sector in the Americas. Both North and South America showed particularly strong demand for copper ore and iron ore mining over the period, while figures in...

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Bridgestone Develops New and Improved Series of Seismic Isolation Bearings

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is set to launch its ST series of low-friction elastic sliding bearings, which help to reduce the effects of earthquakes by slowing the shaking of buildings. The series is fit for use in a wide variety of applications, ranging from low-rise buildings to skyscrapers. Elastic sliding bearings are primarily composed of a multilayered rubber component and a...

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Bridgestone Sees Success With Spikeless Golf Shoes Employing Tire Technologies

Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), has announced that a line of spikeless golf shoes under its Tour B series achieved a major sales landmark over Sept. 10–16, becoming the week’s top-selling over-the-counter line of spikeless golf shoes in Japan. This comes as Bridgestone has applied technologies from its tires to the new line of shoes,...

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Bridgestone Turns UK Tire Company ETB Into Wholly Owned Subsidiary in New Acquisition

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has acquired a 100 percent share in the ETB Group, which sells car tires and provides other automotive services across the southwest of the U.K. The share acquisition for this was completed by Bridgestone’s European arm on Sept. 6. The companies have not yet disclosed the amount paid. Looking toward a stronger European...

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Bridgestone Targets Commercial Tire Applications for Plant-Derived Isoprene Rubber

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has entered into a joint research project for plant-derived isoprene rubber and its high-performance derivatives, working here on production technologies and practical applications for these materials. Efforts under the project look to establish plant-derived isoprene rubber as a practical, industrialized alternative to the natural rubber and oil-derived synthetic rubber currently used as raw...

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JRW Study: Japan’s Top 100 Rubber Firms See Rising Sales, Falling Profits for 2017

More than three-quarters of Japan’s top 100 rubber companies saw their sales rise year-on-year in fiscal 2017, an independent study by Japan Rubber Weekly has found. According to the results of this study, 79 of Japan’s top 100 firms operating in the industry reported year-on-year increases to sales, up from 48 in fiscal 2016. Double-digit sales growth was posted by...

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