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Mitsuboshi Belting Develops Optimized Incline Conveyor Belt for Food Items

Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192) has developed a new product in its Logistar series of resin belts for logistics, a high-performance incline conveyor belt suitable for transporting food items. The new Logistar belt employs a special polyurethane surface and complies with Japan’s Food Sanitation Act (Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370). This makes it possible to be safely used...

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Production Volume of Rubber Belts Down 6% for September

According to statistics on September production volume of rubber belts compiled by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association, year-on-year production was down due to a decrease in production of conveyor belts despite an increase in production of transmission belts. Rubber belts decreased 6 percent in September, after having recovered to the same year-on-year production level in August following 13 straight months...

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Yokohama Rubber Receives Award for Duotex Conveyor Belt

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5101) Duotex conveyor belt has been recognized with the Chairman’s Award at the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI) FY2016 Awards for Resources Recycling Technologies and Systems. It was awarded for its durability and long service life and for having a rubber compound based on recycled raw materials. The award ceremony was held on Oct....

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Bando Chemical Develops Japan’s First Self-extinguishing Conveyor Belt

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) this October will launch the FR7500, a new conveyor belt that is able to withstand surface temperatures of 60–100 degrees Celsius. It is a first-generation release in the company’s recently developed FR7000 series, the first Japanese line of self-extinguishing conveyor belts for high-temperature applications. With belt conveyors required to provide stable, continuous transportation of products,...

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Yokohama Rubber Makes Strides With New Conveyor Belt

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has a policy with its conveyor belt business to focus on the steel sector in Japan while focusing on resource development sectors in overseas markets. In the last few years, the company has been actively developing new conveyor belt products, including the popular High-Heat Resistant MJ Fabric Belt that it developed last year. The use...

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Nitta Acquires Canadian Belt Company

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) has acquired Connect Conveyor Belting Inc., a Canadian fabricator and seller of belts based in Milton, Ontario. Since before the acquisition Connect has been fabricating and selling Nitta’s flat belts, such as the SEB (Super Endless Belt) and the Polybelt, which are used in mail handling equipment, printers, banking terminals and other machinery. Now Connect will become...

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