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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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Japan’s Rubber Roller Makers Adopt New Strategy to Cope With Weak Domestic Demand

Japanese manufacturers of industrial rubber rollers are developing more high-performance products as a strategy to cope with declining domestic production and anticipated weak demand. Production volume is currently in a state of stagnation. According to a report by the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA), roller manufacturing volume during the first quarter of calendar 2017 was 996 tons, down 3.1 percent...

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