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Rubber Hose Market Expected to Fall Short of Full Recovery Next Year

The Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association recently released a forecast of Japan’s rubber hose demand for 2021. According to the figures here, domestic rubber hose production for the year is slated to come to 32,340 tons, up 11.9 percent year-on-year. But while this represents a significant increase, it does not quite get the sector back to where it was before...

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Bridgestone’s US Hose Business to Focus on Building and Manufacturing Industries Amid Demand Slump

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is looking to focus its U.S.-based hose operations on sales to the building and manufacturing industries. To this end, the company will utilize the sales network of local subsidiary Bridgestone HosePower LLC to take in related demand. Previously, Bridgestone’s U.S. hose business has been largely focused on the oil and gas sector, with its products being used...

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Bridgestone Wins Good Design Award For Eco Loop Hose Series

Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) Eco Loop, a hose product for use with EcoCute water heating systems, has received a Good Design Award for 2019. Eco Loop hosing is used to connect an EcoCute system’s hot water storage unit with its heat pump unit, which allows for heat exchange. As hoses for EcoCute are in contact with boiling water over a long...

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Japan’s Rubber Product Shipment Value Rises 6.4% Year-on-Year for July

Japan’s shipments of rubber products this July came to a total value of roughly 211.04 billion yen ($1.97 billion), rising by 6.4 percent over the same month last year, according to figures put together by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Looking at individual product types, automotive tires up made 53 percent of the total here, and saw...

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Wholesalers in Greater Kanto Region Show Pessimistic Outlook for Belt and Hose Sales

Forecasts for belt and hose sales in 2019 are showing a pessimistic outlook despite what have been favorable market conditions so far this year. These findings come from TGS, an association of industrial rubber product wholesalers in the greater Kanto region. Conducting an independent survey as part of a report on belt and hose trade flows for 2018, TGS found...

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Special Report: Japanese Exports to China Rise for Some Rubber Products, Fall for Others

Driven by factors such as the U.S.–China trade war, China’s economic slowdown is becoming clearer as of late. And these trade tensions, as well as the related sense of deceleration in domestic Chinese conditions, are now having a visible impact on trade figures. Business conditions for electrical and electronic parts saw a negative trend through to the end of last...

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