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Toyoda Gosei Looks Toward FCVs With New Plant for High-Pressure Hydrogen Tanks

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282), the Toyota Motor Group’s only manufacturer of high polymers, established a new plant on March 14 to manufacture high-pressure hydrogen tanks – a main component of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). The company has invested 12 billion yen ($113.28 million) in the plant, where it is preparing to start production in the early 2020s. Moving forward,...

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Yokohama Rubber Pushes Sales of High-Pressure Hydrogen Hoses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is stepping up efforts to expand sales of its ibar series of resin hoses for high-pressure hydrogen dispensing. The ibar series was co-developed with Iwatani Industrial Gases Corp. to allow hydrogen dispensing for fuel cell vehicles, which are expected to rise in popularity moving forward. With a hybrid structure combining fiber and steel wires, products...

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Toyoda Gosei Plastic Roof Panel to be Used in Toyota FC Bus

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has announced that a large plastic roof panel developed by the company will be adopted by Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) for use in a fuel cell (FC) bus scheduled for launch this year. Toyota will produce more than 100 of these buses, primarily for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games. Plastic car bodies, despite...

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Toyoda Gosei Develops New Rubber Technology, Halves Permanent Distortion

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has developed material technology for rubber that easily regains its shape even after applications of force over long periods of time at high temperatures. The new technology holds promise for thinner, lighter and longer lasting sealing parts to be used in battery units of the next generation of vehicles – including electric cars (EV), plug-in...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches New High-pressure Hydrogen Gas Hose

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will soon begin sales of ibar HG82, a new high-pressure hydrogen gas hose developed in cooperation with Iwatani Corp. (TYO:8088). The new hydrogen dispenser hose is to be used for filling fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) with hydrogen. The hose is compatible for use in hydrogen gas filling stations complying with recent regulatory changes that approved...

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