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Bridgestone Develops New Rubber With High Strength, Crack Resistance

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has developed a new polymer, the first of its kind, using advanced synthetic technology for macromolecular conjugates. By combining rubber and resin at a molecular level, Bridgestone has become the first in the world to develop what it calls High Strength Rubber (HSR), a hybrid material able to freely exhibit the superior capabilities...

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Denka Targets January 2019 Launch for New High-Performance Elastomer

Chemical manufacturer Denka Co. Ltd. (TYO:4061) has developed a new elastomer called Evolmer that it plans to release in January 2019. Evolmer will become the third product in Denka’s lineup of functional elastomers, following the company’s currently available chloroprene rubber and special acrylic elastomer products. Denka has developed Evolmer by taking the elastomer technology it has built up over the...

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Zeon Opens High-Performance Materials Distributor in California

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has established a new local distributor for high-performance materials in California’s Silicon Valley. The company, Zeon Specialty Materials Inc. (ZSM), moved into its offices in October and will begin operating in January. The new entity will take over North American sales operations from fellow Zeon Group company Zeon Chemicals LP, which is based in Kentucky. More specifically,...

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Sumitomo Rubber Launches New Dunlop Sport Tire for Gymkhana and Circuit Racing

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has this month launched the new S5 version of the Direzza 03G, Dunlop’s sport tire for gymkhana and circuit racing. The company has adopted open pricing for the new tire, which will be available in two sizes. The Direzza 03G is a high-grip tire developed with the goal of taking top prizes at racing and...

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Asics Releases High-performance Athletic Shoes for Six Sports

Asics Corp. (TYO:7936) is rolling out a line of high-performance athletic shoes available for purchase worldwide. The Flame Series comes in 19 varieties and features designs for six competitive sports: track and field, tennis, rugby, hockey, volleyball and wrestling. In Japan, Asics has begun selling a total of 10 types of Flame shoes. The four varieties for track and field...

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