Japan Belting Manufacturers Association

Rubber Belt Production for 2016 Ends 7% Down From Previous Year

The production volume of rubber belts for 2016 fell 7 percent from the previous year, dropping to 26,373 tons, according to statistics from the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association. Conveyor belt production declined 13 percent, down at 14,607 tons. This came as a consequence of a 16-percent year-on-year drop in exports, with a significant depression in exports for mines in Australia....

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2017 Forecast: Rubber Belt Demand Expected to be Flat, Resin Belt Demand to Increase 6%

According to statistics by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association, the production volume of rubber belts for 2017 is expected to largely remain the same as 2016, at 26,339 tons. Both conveyor and transmission belt production is also expected to be about the same as 2016. This would mark the third year in a row that rubber belt production has been...

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Production Volume of Rubber Belts Down 6% for September

According to statistics on September production volume of rubber belts compiled by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association, year-on-year production was down due to a decrease in production of conveyor belts despite an increase in production of transmission belts. Rubber belts decreased 6 percent in September, after having recovered to the same year-on-year production level in August following 13 straight months...

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Rubber Conveyor Belt Sales Down 45% in Big Steel Industry Over January–June

As announced by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association, sales for rubber and resin conveyor belts over January–June saw a decrease in demand for rubber conveyor belts used in their primary space of big steel. Sales to blast furnace manufacturers were down 1 percent year-on-year. Meanwhile, sales to companies involved in big steel were down 45 percent, which was the highest...

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Resin Belts Show 4% Increase in Production and Shipments for January–June

According to statistics recently collated by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association, the production volume of resin belts for the first half of the year was 514,892 square meters, a 4 percent increase over that for the same period last year. By unit type, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) belts rose 1 percent and polyurethane belts were up 6 percent, with all other...

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Rubber Belt Production Down 10% for January–June

According to statistics recently collated by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association, production volume of rubber belts for January–June 2016 has fallen 10 percent year on year, down at 13,201 tons. Shipment value was similarly down, with close to a double-digit fall for an estimated 32 billion yen ($314.015 million). This was influenced by lowered demand domestically and overseas for conveyor...

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