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Chloroprene Rubber Shortage Intensifies Worldwide, Affecting Japanese Firms

Chloroprene rubber (CR) is continuing to face a global shortage. Japanese CR manufacturers are already at their limit, holding down exports to prioritize domestic supply, while both producers and users of the product are struggling to navigate a situation where there are no expectations of a falloff in demand. A representative of one Japanese CR manufacturer has said that his...

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China Rubber Conference 2018 Expected to Draw 1,000 Rubber Experts From 20 Countries

The China Rubber Conference this year is set to be held over the four days of March 27–30 at Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao, located in the eastern province of Shandong. Sponsored by the China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) since 2006, the conference serves as an annual general meeting concerning the rubber industry, and is the largest such event to cover a...

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Nichirin Prepares for Auto Industry’s Shift to Electric Vehicles

Nichirin Co. Ltd. (TYO:5184), a manufacturer specializing in automotive hoses, has set up a production technology center within the company’s Himeji Factory. In a recent interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, Nichirin President Ryuichi Maeda said that the company will use the center to tackle innovative manufacturing and develop new production methods. In addition, he said, Nichirin will focus on bolstering...

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Sumitomo Riko Recognizes Outstanding Chinese Distributors at Kyoshokai Event

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) held its second “Kyoshokai” event on Nov. 1 at the company’s branch in Ayabe, Kyoto. The company used the event to outline business objectives and recognize the efforts of outstanding Chinese distributors. Established in 2016, Kyoshokai is a distributors conference for Sumiriko Industrial Products (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., a Shanghai-based industrial hose sales subsidiary of Sumitomo...

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Yokohama Rubber to Supply Advan Racing Tires at 64th Macau Grand Prix

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will provide Advan racing tires for vehicles competing in China’s 64th Macau Grand Prix, a four-day event running from Nov. 16–19. Yokohama Rubber supplied tires for the race for 33 straight years until 2015. After a one-year hiatus, this will be the Japanese tire manufacturer’s 34th year of providing racers with their tires in Macau....

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Fujikura Rubber to Acquire Land for New Plant in China

Fujikura Rubber Ltd. (TYO:5121) reached the decision on Aug. 10 to acquire land for constructing a new factory in Zhejiang Province, China. To be used for consolidated subsidiary Anji Fujikura Rubber Ltd. The project will cost an estimated 132 million yen ($1.2 million). Anji Fujikura Rubber constructed and began operating its second plant in December 2016. Since the Chinese market’s...

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