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Japan’s Transmission Belt Production Rises 2% Year-on-Year for 2017

The Japan Belting Manufacturers Association recently released statistics showing Japan’s domestic production of transmission belts to have increased 2 percent year-on-year for 2017, reaching a total of 11,985 tons. While automotive demand stalled, demand for general industrial applications was solid. Increased demand was seen for applications such as semiconductor manufacturing equipment, injection molding machines, machine tools and industrial robots. Looking...

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Yokohama Rubber Targets Sales Growth for Highly Abrasion-Resistant Conveyor Belts

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is working to expand sales of Tuftex α, a material that excels when used to make conveyor belts for reclaimers, which move bulk amounts of resources like iron ore and coal from stockpiles. Tuftex α conveyor belts feature the world’s highest level of abrasion resistance, which has earned them a strong reputation at reclaimer job...

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Transmission Belt Demand up for General Industrial Products, Flat for Auto Products

The Japan Belting Manufacturers Association is forecasting 11,817 tons of demand for domestically produced transmission belt products during 2017, virtually unchanged from the previous year. While automotive-related demand has somewhat declined, demand has been strong for general industrial belting. Growth was driven by applications for semiconductors, injection molding machinery, machine tools and industrial robots. Transmission belt production from January through...

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Gates Unitta Asia Generates Strong Sales in Several Sectors

Gates Unitta Asia Co. has been seeing strong sales figures in a number of sectors, including the domestic market for general-purpose industrial belts. In addition to the positive performance of its mainstay products related to semiconductor production equipment, solid sales of products for liquid crystal displays (LCDs) also are driving overall revenue. A representative from Gates Unitta Asia says that...

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Bando Chemical Aims to Become Number One in Asia: President Yoshii

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195), a major industrial belt manufacturer, welcomed its 110th anniversary this April. According to Bando Chemical’s President, Mitsutaka Yoshii, the company has grown by producing belts that meet the needs of leading industries in each age. Yoshii said that Bando Chemical will continue using a variety of materials to manufacture high quality products while adapting to...

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