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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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Habasit Nippon Launches Automatic Belt Cleaner

Belt manufacturer Habasit Nippon has launched an automatic belt cleaner marketed as the FV Washing System. The apparatus employs a new cleaning technique. Waves in the water strike a conveyor belt with vibrations. These vibrations loosen and remove the belt's dirt, which then float up in the water. The system uses no detergent, only water, hot or cold.

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Focusing Efforts on Mining Supplies—Kureha Elastomer

New Year’s Top Interview—Terumoto Shiroeda, president of Kureha Elastomer Co. Ltd., says that 2015 was more valley than peak for his company amid poor economic conditions. He spoke in a recent interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, looking back on the past business year.

Shiroeda said that products for the mining sector did well during the April-September period, putting in a solid business performance.

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New Opportunities in Papermaking and Automobiles—Habasit Nippon

New Year’s Top Interview: Habasit Nippon President Atsuko Takinami Speaking with Japan Rubber Weekly, President Atsuko Takinami of belt manufacturer Habasit Nippon said this year the company is embarking on a five-year plan that runs through 2020. Habasit put several products featuring new concepts onto the market in 2015. This year the firm aims to further expand sales by focusing...

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China’s Economic Slowdown to Impact Rubber Industry

The palpable economic slowdown that has continued in China since last year is impacting the rubber industry with increasing severity, both directly and indirectly. With China’s economic situation seen as being more severe than is generally portrayed in news reports, grim views on its future are overwhelmingly prevalent. In the rubber industry, for instance, there has been a slump in...

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