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Sumitomo Rubber’s Vibration Control Damper Chosen for Seismic Retrofitting of Kumamoto Castle

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that its vibration control damper will be used by Obayashi Corp. (TYO:1802) for the seismic retrofitting of Kumamoto Castle’s keep. The viscoelastic damper absorbs tremors by instantly converting seismic energy to heat, and uses high-damping rubber developed based on the advanced technology Sumitomo Rubber has accumulated for racing tires. The rubber has also...

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Sumitomo Riko to Offer Seminar on Seismic Damper System for Wooden Houses

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) will host seminars on building earthquake-proof homes for construction companies in the two major cities of Osaka and Tokyo by the end of this year. The seminar will look at the structure of the Total Response Control (TRC) Damper, Sumitomo Riko’s seismic damper system for wooden houses, and offer analyses of results from full-scale experiments....

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