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Bridgestone Develops New Rubber Composite With High Fuel Efficiency, Fracture Strength

Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) Katsuhiko Tsunoda, a member of Research Department III, Central Research Division, recently announced that the company has successfully developed a rubber composite combining low fuel consumption with high fracture strength. The manufacturer’s efforts here fall under an initiative to develop ultrathin, strong, flexible and tough polymers as part of the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies (ImPACT)...

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Bridgestone Develops High-Power Artificial Muscle for Tough Robots, Uses Non-Reinforced Rubber Tubes

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has succeeded in developing a hydraulically driven, high-power artificial muscle. It serves as one of the keys to realizing tough robots that can be used at extreme disaster sites. The artificial muscle was developed in collaboration with the Tokyo Institute of Technology as part of the Cabinet Office Council for Science, Technology and Innovation’s Impulsing Paradigm Change...

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