conveyor belts

Bridgestone’s Conveyor Belt Business Sees Domestic Sales Slip Amid COVID-19

Sales revenue from Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) domestic conveyor belt business fell slightly year-on-year for the first half of calendar 2020, the company has revealed. While conveyor belt sales to the iron and steel industry were largely unchanged from the previous year, those to more general users were down due to customers putting plans on hold amid COVID-19, causing the business’s...

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JRW Report: Rubber and Resin Conveyor Belts See Spotty Demand Amid Coronavirus

Demand for rubber and resin conveyor belts remains spotty as the industry is impacted by the wide division of peaks and valleys it faces. Since the spread of COVID-19, demand for rubber and resin parts has declined for many applications, as is the case with other rubber and resin products. On the other hand, there are also applications for which...

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JRMA Forecasts Slight Drop in New Rubber Consumption for 2020

The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) recently published a forecast on rubber consumption for 2020 as part of its 19th executive meeting. As its baseline, this forecast estimates Japan’s new rubber consumption as having risen 0.8 percent for 2019, reaching 1,343,700 tons to make for a third consecutive year of growth. But for 2020, the JRMA is estimating that consumption...

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Bridgestone Sees Strong Conveyor Belt Sales on Back of American Mining Demand

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has seen its overseas sales of conveyor belts generate increased revenue year-on-year for the first half of calendar 2018. And a major factor here has been strong demand from the mining sector in the Americas. Both North and South America showed particularly strong demand for copper ore and iron ore mining over the period, while figures in...

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Food Industry: A Very Appealing Market for Belt Manufacturers

Belt manufacturers are strengthening their marketing efforts in the food industry. A look at sales performance among buyers of resin conveyor belts indicates that food-related companies are the largest customer category, accounting for more than 30 percent of demand. Given the stability of demand expected in this market, manufacturers across the board are focusing their efforts on new product offerings...

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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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