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Food Industry Snaps Up Heat-Resistant Totaku Hose

Totaku Industries Inc. is seeing strong sales for its heat- and water-resistant TAC Eco Line hose. Able to withstand temperatures of 100 degrees Celsius for sustained periods, the hose can be used for hot-water washing. This makes it particularly useful for the food industry, where sanitary control is essential. The new hose features an upgraded resistance to pressure while still...

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Sakura Rubber Sees Double-Digit Sales Increase for First Quarter

Sakura Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5189) recently released its financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending March 2018. Company sales rose 11.5 percent year-on-year to 1.95 billion yen ($17.69 million), while operating profit decreased 62.1 percent to 20 million yen. Ordinary profit dipped 1.1 percent to 49 million yen, and quarterly net profit jumped 70.2 percent to...

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Bridgestone Subsidiary Completes Acquisition of Fittings

Bridgestone HosePower LLC, an indirect U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) handling hose sales and services, has completed its acquisition of Fittings Inc., a hydraulic hose sales and services company based in Seattle, Washington. The addition of Fittings expands Bridgestone HosePower’s presence across the U.S. to 40 locations, with one also in also in Mexico, making the company the largest...

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Bridgestone Delivers High-Pressure Hydrogen Filling Hoses to Yokohama Tsunashima Hydrogen Station

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has recently delivered its high-pressure hydrogen filling hoses to the Yokohama Tsunashima Hydrogen Station, a JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp.-managed hydrogen fueling facility within the Tsunashima Sustainable Smart Town. The hoses are meant to contribute to the safety of the facility. The station was designed to promote technology that could lead to future hydrogen-based societies and...

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Nitta Inaugurates Hose and Tube Manufacturing Base in Thailand

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) held a factory completion ceremony on Feb. 20 at Nitta Corporation (Thailand) Ltd. (NCT), the company’s Thai hose and tube production base. The ceremony was attended by over 80 people, including Thai government officials and customers. Nitta President Motonobu Nitta gave opening remarks, saying that the company is looking to contribute to Thailand’s development, as well as...

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Nitta President Talks Overseas Business, Strategies to Cope With High Growth Rates

Speaking with Japan Rubber Weekly in an interview, Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) President Motonobu Nitta said that regarding overseas development in 2017, the company has completed the facility at its U.S. plant and is now installing equipment. Operations are expected to start in July. In Thailand, the focus will be on Nitta Moore hose and tube products, where local production of...

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