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Asahi Kasei Publicly Unveils Fifth-Generation S-SBR at IRC 2016

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) publicly unveiled its fifth-generation solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) during the Rubber & Elastomer Technical Exhibition at IRC 2016 Kitakyushu. The company exhibited XF and XB grades from the new series. Although they had been shown to engineers at conferences, this is the first time for the company to exhibit the grades publicly. Deliveries are already...

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Bombay Chemical Pitches India’s Raw Materials at IRC 2016 Kitakyushu

Indian materials company Bombay Chemical & Rubber Products (BCRP) partook recently in the International Rubber Conference (IRC) 2016 Kitakyushu, displaying at the Rubber & Elastomer Technical Exhibition. The company was exhibiting there with the purpose of introducing India’s high-quality, cost-competitive raw materials, and the array of top-class manufacturers behind them, to Japanese corporations who are considering venturing into South Asian...

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IRC 2016 Kitakyushu: Innovation Based on Basic Science

“Innovation Based on Basic Science,” the theme of this year’s International Rubber Conference (IRC) held in Kitakyushu, Japan, aptly describes an important challenge the rubber industry is facing in moving forward, said Tadanobu Nagumo, honorary chairman of the IRC organizing committee, chairman of the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) and president of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), at the conference’s opening...

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IRC 2016 Kitakyushu Hosts Over 550 Industry Experts, Sets Record for Papers Presented

Rubber scientists and engineers from around the world gathered to attend the International Rubber Conference (IRC) Kitakyushu 2016 held Oct. 24–28, and its joint event, the Rubber & Elastomer Technical Exhibition, held Oct. 25–28. It marked the fifth time that the IRC has been held in Japan, and the first time in 11 years. With an attendance primarily consisting of scientists...

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Sumitomo Rubber Presents Research on Natural Rubber, Expects to Enhance Tire Performance

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has reported results of research on the molecular structural analysis of natural rubber from para rubber trees at the International Rubber Conference (IRC) 2016 Kitakyushu. Based on this research, the company expects significant improvements in the performance and processability of natural rubber, opening up new possibilities for enhanced tire performance in terms of fuel efficiency...

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Tokyo-based Rubber SMEs to Exhibit Technological Prowess at IRC 2016

The Bokuto Rubber Industrial Committee, an organization of small and medium-sized manufacturers of rubber products that was established in Tokyo’s Bokuto district, will exhibit at the International Rubber Conference 2016 Kitakyushu (IRC 2016) from Oct. 24-28 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka prefecture. Aiming to display their member companies’ technological strength to the world, the committee will be part of the IRC 2016’s Rubber […]

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