Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association

New Year’s Interview: JRMA President Ikuji Ikeda Discusses Priorities for 2019 – Part 2

Following his inauguration as president of the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) last May, Ikuji Ikeda has been giving significant thought to where Japan’s rubber industry is headed. After hearing what Ikeda had to say on his role at the JRMA and the hidden potential of rubber, Japan Rubber Weekly found out his thoughts on development trends heading into this...

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New Year’s Interview: JRMA President Ikuji Ikeda Discusses Priorities for 2019 – Part 1

Ikuji Ikeda, president and CEO at Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110), was inaugurated last May as the 15th president of the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA). Japan Rubber Weekly recently sat down with Ikeda to hear his thoughts on the association and the industry heading into 2019. Defining his role with the JRMA, Ikeda said that he sees his job...

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Synthetic Rubber Shipping Volume Increases for Third Straight Term

The category-based shipping volume of synthetic rubber for January to March increased to 434,413 tons, up 4.4 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA). Following the July–September and October–December quarters, this marks a year-on-year growth in volume for the third straight term in a row. Domestic shipping volume grew by 2.3...

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Synthetic Rubber Shipments Increase 0.9% in 2016

The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) has released its synthetic rubber shipment figures for calendar 2016, revealing a small year-on-year increase of 0.9 percent at a total of 1,647,408 tons. The annual shipment figures totaled at 867,364 tons domestically, an increase of 2.5 percent from last year, and 540,814 tons internationally, an increase of 3.7 percent. Chloroprene rubber and isobutylene-isoprene...

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Rubber and Resin Roll Production Increases for Fourth Straight Year – But Tapering off

Domestic production of rubber and resin rolls for 2016 rose 0.4 percent over that of the previous year, hitting 3,863 tons, according to data compiled by the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA). The slight increase marks the fourth consecutive year of year-on-year improvement. Although production was up for the year overall, it came with July–September production falling short of that...

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Building on Japanese Strength of Answering Environmental Challenges: JRMA Chairman

Japan Rubber Weekly recently had the opportunity to talk with Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) Chairman Tadanobu Nagumo about the outlook for the Japanese rubber industry. Nagumo, who is also chairman and CEO of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), said that as M&A activities progress globally, disparities between companies are becoming increasingly clear. Furthermore, the more innovation is progressing, the...

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