conveyor belts

Yokohama Rubber Boosts Energy Efficiency at Japan’s Longest Conveyor Line

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently delivered its energy-saving Ecotex conveyor belting to Chichibu Taiheiyo Cement Corp.’s KLT line – the longest conveyor line in Japan. The product has been receiving high praise for its durability and energy efficiency. Aside from its excellent durability, Ecotex serves to optimize the viscoelasticity of a conveyor belt’s undersurface cover, which comes in contact...

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Yoshino Rubber Sees Strong Sales for Ultrawide Sheets in Numerous Applications

Yoshino Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd., an Osaka-based manufacturer of conveyor belts and conveyor belt systems, is seeing strong sales for its ultrawide rubber sheets. Launched in 2015, the sheeting is manufactured by a partner firm in Taiwan and can be made with a width of up to 12 meters through the use of integral molding. It is available in thicknesses...

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Yokohama Rubber Targets Sales Growth for Highly Abrasion-Resistant Conveyor Belts

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is working to expand sales of Tuftex α, a material that excels when used to make conveyor belts for reclaimers, which move bulk amounts of resources like iron ore and coal from stockpiles. Tuftex α conveyor belts feature the world’s highest level of abrasion resistance, which has earned them a strong reputation at reclaimer job...

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Japan Belting Manufacturers Association Releases Demand Forecast for 2018

The Japan Belting Manufacturers Association recently published a 2018 demand forecast for rubber and resin belts. As part of the report, the association estimated the 2017 production volume of rubber belts at 26,694 tons, marking a 1 percent year-on-year increase and a third consecutive year below 30,000 tons. While transmission belt production stayed flat for 2017, conveyor belt production rose...

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Conveyor Belt Production in Recovery

The conveyor belt business is recovering thanks to a turnaround in domestic demand for conveyor production and a 40 percent jump in exports to Australia. Meanwhile, soaring raw material costs are hurting the industry’s bottom line. Production volume figures for January through August compiled by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association show that output has recovered on a year-on-year basis to...

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Japanese Association Offers Conveyor Belt Proposals at International Conference

The Japan Belting Manufacturers Association recently offered a proposal regarding how to measure conveyor belt running resistance to an international conference on ISO/TC41 held in London from Sept. 19 to Sept. 22. Doshisha University Professor Toru Fujii presented the proposal, which is to be voted by committee members. Another member from the Japanese association also held a presentation, which proposed...

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