conveyor belts

Rubber Belt Production Down 10% for January–June

According to statistics recently collated by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association, production volume of rubber belts for January–June 2016 has fallen 10 percent year on year, down at 13,201 tons. Shipment value was similarly down, with close to a double-digit fall for an estimated 32 billion yen ($314.015 million). This was influenced by lowered demand domestically and overseas for conveyor...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches New Conveyor Belt Cover Compound for Reclaimers

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has launched Tuftex α, a new conveyor belt cover compound designed for use on demanding applications such as high-capacity reclaimers handling iron ore and coal at port stock yard facilities. The new cover compound features the company’s advanced rubber compounding technology, achieving high levels of abrasion resistance and providing longer service life. Reclaimers transport large...

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Sales Rise for Food Machinery Made with Belts, Hoses and Tubes

Many rubber and plastics companies exhibited at Fooma Japan, the four-day international food machinery and technology exhibition held at Tokyo Big Sight from June 7 to 10. The companies actively promoted their wares to food product users. Belt manufacturers were especially fired up as they set up their booths with contraptions that attracted attendees’ attention. According to statistics released by...

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Resin Conveyor Belts Experience Strong Demand in Japanese Food Industry

Light-duty resin conveyor belts are trending well at present in terms of both production and shipment, due to robust sales in Japan’s food industry. Offering the largest demand among all sectors for such belts, the food industry provides stability now and prospectively moving forward in this regard. As such, it is drawing the attention of belt manufacturers across the board,...

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Nitta Celebrates 131 Years of Business

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) held ceremonies on March 18 at its head office in Osaka and plant in Nara to celebrate 131 years in business, followed by awards for its long-service employees. In his ceremony speech, President and Representative Director Motonobu Nitta said that the company has survived through the generations by responding to whatever challenges have come its way and...

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Yoshino Earns Strong Reputation as Total Supplier of Conveyor Systems

Headquartered in Osaka, Yoshino Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. supplies products for diverse conveyor applications, among them steep slope conveyors, cylindrical conveyors and vertical conveyors, and plastic rollers. This strong product line-up has earned the company an excellent reputation as a total supplier of conveyor systems. Yoshino does not only focus on the Japanese market, but also receives a high amount of...

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