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JRW Study: Japan’s Top 100 Rubber Firms See Rising Sales, Falling Profits for 2017

More than three-quarters of Japan’s top 100 rubber companies saw their sales rise year-on-year in fiscal 2017, an independent study by Japan Rubber Weekly has found. According to the results of this study, 79 of Japan’s top 100 firms operating in the industry reported year-on-year increases to sales, up from 48 in fiscal 2016. Double-digit sales growth was posted by...

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Inoac’s Thermax PIR Boards Show High Thermal Insulation on Global Stage

Inoac Corp.’s Thermax series of polyisocyanurate (PIR) boards is showing strong performance in the long-standing market for energy conservation via thermal insulation. This comes against the background of an industry constantly pursuing increased performance, with thermal insulation materials for construction held in particularly high regard due to their ability to unite both economical and environmental friendliness. Thermax offers high insulation...

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Inoac to Roll Out High-Performance Elastomer Developed by US-Based Cooper Standard

Inoac Corp. is poised to launch the new material Fortrex in Japan within this year. A high-performance elastomer developed by Inoac’s global partner U.S.-based Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc., Fortrex combines the advantages of thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), and will be sold as Japan’s first superelastomer of its kind. In the U.S., Fortrex is used in automotive...

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Japan’s Top 100 Rubber Companies Total Around 4 Trillion Yen in Sales for 2016

Japan Rubber Weekly recently conducted a study of the top 100 companies in Japan’s rubber industry, analyzing their business performance for fiscal 2016. Of these 100 companies, 48 posted a year-on-year revenue increase. Seven companies managed a double-digit increase to revenue, including NOK Elastomers Processing Co. Ltd., which ranked 42nd out of the 100 companies with an 11.9 percent increase,...

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Interview: Inoac CEO Soichi Inoue Highlights Global Expansion

Inoac Corp. CEO Soichi Inoue recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Japan Rubber Weekly. The 87-year-old Inoue discussed the global expansion of the Nagoya-based company, a Japanese leader in rubber and resin-related products. With Inoac having overseas subsidiaries in some 80 locations across 13 countries, the company is expanding its business in the global market, Inoue said. The...

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Inoac Makes Serious Entry to Nursing Care Market with Polyurethane Foam Products

Inoac Corp., a major manufacturer of polyurethane foam products, is making a serious entry into the welfare and nursing care market with its leading product, mattresses made with polyurethane foam – along with cushions, low-floor soft beds and other goods. An affiliated company, Inoac Living Co. Ltd., is handling sales. Inoac’s mattresses are distinguishable by their superior performance. The company utilizes...

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