conveyor belts

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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Bando Chemical Strengthens Existing Initiatives as First Part of Business Plan Draws to a Close

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) has been working to bolster existing businesses while creating new ones as part of Breakthroughs for the Future, the company’s medium- to long-term business plan. The plan was embarked upon in fiscal 2013, and its first stage – or “BF-1” – concludes this year. According to Bando Chemical’s president, Mitsutaka Yoshii, the company has made...

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Nitta Sees Good Conveyor Belt Sales, Expects Further Growth

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) has seen steady growth in sales of its conveyor belts. The company’s New Light Grip conveyor belts, which are made with polyester woven fabric, are selling well in the food and distribution sectors. In the food sector, sales of the WEXU, LBEU Series high-performance belts, which were launched in 2015, have contributed to increased revenue for the...

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Bando’s Tamagaki Talks Current, Future Business: Interview

Rubber manufacturer Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) experienced turbulent sales in fiscal 2016. After early months showed a year-on-year downturn, the company recovered in the latter half of the year, most notably in the January–March period. But in an industry moving toward electric vehicles, how does Bando Chemical plan to respond to concerns around declining automotive belt sales? Japan Rubber...

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Bando Chemical Focuses on Flame-Resistant Conveyor Belts to Meet Infrastructure Demand

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) has decided to focus on selling and developing conveyor belts, leveraging the company’s technological prowess for steep incline conveyor belts, pipe conveyor belts and flame resistant conveyor belts. The decision comes in an effort to meet demand assumed by such large-scale infrastructure projects as the Tokyo Olympics and the Linear Chuo Shinkansen bullet train line....

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