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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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JRMA Forecast: Japanese Rubber Consumption to Bounce Back After Six Years

Rubber consumption will see its first annual increase in six years, according to a forecast by the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA). Combined total consumption of natural and synthetic rubber in 2017 is expected to reach 1.2932 million tons, up 0.6 percent year on year. However, total rubber consumption in 2016 is expected to fall for the fifth straight year,...

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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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JRMA Publishes 20-Year History of ISO/TC45 Japan National Mirror Committee

The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association’s (JRMA) ISO/TC45 Japan National Mirror Committee has issued a report on the progress of the ISO/TC45 Japan National Mirror Committee, a special publication commemorating the 20th anniversary of the committee’s founding. The ISO/TC45 Japan Mirror Committee was originally established within The Society of Rubber Science and Technology Japan (SRIJ) in May 1996. However, in response...

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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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