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Bridgestone Launches M746 All-season Trailer Tire

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) this month has launched its M746 all-season trailer tire. The M746 maintains the high tire-tread depth of that found in truck tires, enabling use also as retreaded tires after initial wear. Japan Rubber Weekly sat down with Bridgestone Tire Japan Co. Ltd.’s Katsunori Nakamura, production-goods marketing director, and Shinichi Ito, sales planning director, to hear about the...

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Bridgestone Studies High-strength Materials for Tires, Releases Findings

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced findings from research into high-strength material that would lead to resource-saving tires. The research was part of an R&D program within iMPACT (Importing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program), a project for furthering innovations in R&D that is being led by the Japanese Cabinet Office’s Council for Science, Technology and Innovation. The R&D program is...

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Bridgestone Extends Ice Hockey Sponsorship, Aims to Promote Winter Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has signed a contract extending its sponsorship of the Japan Ice Hockey Federation (JIHF), which the company has supported since 2012. Bridgestone believes that the competitive image of ice hockey, which has been called combat on ice, will raise the brand image of its Blizzak studless winter tires. During the sponsorship period, the company’s logo will be...

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Bridgestone Substantiates Durability of Its Seismic Isolation Rubber

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has been conducting performance verification testing of its seismic isolation rubber bearings together with Takenaka Corp. at one of the general contractor’s buildings. The isolators demonstrated long-term durability after being in place for approximately 30 consecutive years. Manufactured in 1986 from laminated natural rubber, the bearings have been in use at a Takenaka staff dormitory, located in...

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JRW Survey: Tire Makers Top Other Rubber Manufacturers in Ordinary Income

With an ordinary income of 226.91 billion yen ($2.205 billion) in fiscal 2015, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) held the top spot among 165 major Japanese rubber manufacturers, found a survey published in the September issue of Japan Rubber and Elastomers, a monthly sister publication of Japan Rubber Weekly. For Bridgestone, this marked a 0.4 percent year-on-year decline. The number two, Toyo...

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Bridgestone Goes for Both Dry and Wet Performance With New Potenza RE-06D Tire

As part of Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) latest Potenza range of tires, the company has launched the Potenza RE-06D, a new product designed with the aim of reducing lap time on the circuit. Using an exclusively developed structure, pattern, geometry and compound, the tire improves road contact when corning as well as block rigidity. Moreover, the RE-06D is designed with an...

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