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Company Report: Automotive Parts Supplier Molten

Besides being a world-famous maker of basketballs and other sports ball equipment, Molten Corp. also boasts a history of more than 60 years as a manufacturer of automotive rubber and resin products. Japan Rubber Weekly recently had the opportunity to speak about the company’s future strategy with Toshihiko Kobayashi, a board member at Molten, and chief operating officer of its...

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Togawa Industry Develops Flexible PVC Hose With High-Pressure Capability

Resin hose manufacturer Togawa Industry Corp. has recently developed and launched its Mega High-Pressure Hose, a flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) hose with high-pressure capability that boasts four times the pressure resistance of general-purpose blade hoses. The company’s new product is a transparent, high-pressure hose that combines a special blend that is highly elastic with a structure able to handle high-pressure...

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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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Sumitomo Riko Establishes New Manufacturing Base in Poland

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has established in Poland a new company, SumiRiko Automotive Hose Poland Sp. z o. o. (SRK-HP), for the manufacturing and distribution of automotive hoses. The new company represents an investment of 10 million euro ($11 million). Located in the city of Sosnowiec, the company will commence operations in October of this year. Sumitomo Riko already...

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Totaku Industries to Build New Factory in Japan

Major resin hose and pipe maker Totaku Industries Inc. plans to build a new factory in Oyama, Tochigi prefecture as it moves to strengthen its production and sales effort in the eastern Japan region. Slated to begin by late 2017, construction of the new factory will be located in Oyama’s No. 4 Industrial Zone. The facility, with 14,000 square meters...

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JHCA: Hose Assembly Sales Down 5% in 2015

The total value of hose assembly sales during 2015 was 62.562 billion yen, 5 percent less than the previous year, representing a turn to negative territory after an annual increase in 2014, according to the Japan Hose Coupling Association (JHCA). For December alone, overall sales were down more than 10 percent from December of the previous year.

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