high-pressure hoses

JRMA President Discusses Recent Activities; Plans to Standardize High-Pressure Hoses for Hydrogen Stations

Ikuji Ikeda, president of the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) and chairman of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110), spoke recently about just what the JRMA has been up to of late. For one, he noted how a centerpiece of the association’s activities last year was getting the manufacture of rubber products added as an occupation type under Japan’s Technical Intern...

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Japan’s Rubber Hose Production Expected to Rise 0.2% for 2019

Japan’s production of rubber hoses is expected to total 38,530 tons for 2019, according to a recent report from the Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association. This would represent production growth of 0.2 percent over figures projected for 2018. Looking at automotive hoses, production is projected to rise 0.1 percent year-on-year to reach 24,650 tons for 2019. Factored into this is...

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Rubber Industry Sees Solid Demand for Raw Materials in First Half

The first half of calendar 2018 has seen robust demand for raw materials in the rubber industry. This comes on the back of recovering applications in automobiles and tires – the main sources of demand for the materials – as well as strong demand for semiconductors. Due to a rise in the cost of crude oil, prices have increased for...

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Construction Equipment Demand Expected to Boost High-Pressure Hoses in 2018

Business is expected to stay robust for the construction machinery industry, which is a major source of demand for high-pressure hoses. According to data recently released by the Japan Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA), the shipment value of construction equipment is expected to rise 5 percent year-on-year for fiscal 2018, reaching a total of 2.4 trillion yen ($22.61 billion). Driven...

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Sumitomo Riko Subsidiary to Exhibit Industrial Hoses at Indian Trade Fair

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) subsidiary Tokai Imperial Hydraulics India Pvt. Ltd. (TIH) is set to take part in Excon 2017, also known as the International Construction Equipment and Construction Technology Trade Fair. The Indian-based manufacturer and seller of industrial hoses will be exhibiting its key products at the trade fair, which starts in Bangalore on Dec. 12. The firm...

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Rubber Hoses See Solid Demand for Automotive and High-Pressure Applications

Production and shipments for rubber and resin hoses are on an upward trend. Automotive and high-pressure rubber hoses have been solid performers on the back of a recovery in domestic automotive production volume and robust demand for construction equipment and machine tools. Resin hoses and tubes have also been going strong, supported by firm demand from the semiconductor industry. This...

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