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Kyoto University Proves Strength of Sumitomo Rubber’s Miraie Seismic Damper System

Since Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) launched its Miraie residential-purposed seismic damper units in March 2012, they have gone on to be installed in 18,000 buildings through the end of last year. After earning high praise in the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, effectiveness has now also been proven by conducting a full-scale seismic test on Jan. 27 at Kyoto University’s Disaster Prevention...

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Kumamoto Earthquake Proves Seismic Isolation Rubber Effective

The aftershocks continue from the major earthquake that struck the Kumamoto Prefecture on the Japanese island of Kyushu April 14. Almost two months after the original quake registered a seismic intensity of 7, an aftershock of intensity 5- struck on June 13. Although it cannot be said that the 24 buildings in Kumamoto Prefecture that incorporate seismic isolation rubber came...

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Seismic Isolation Rubber Proves Highly Effective in Kumamoto Earthquakes

Seismic isolation rubber alleviates the destructive force of earthquakes. And it does so with isolation components, manufactured from laminated rubber and other materials, to take the brunt of the seismic motion. So a relevant question is how buildings with seismically isolated structures faired during last month’s earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan. Along with taking a look at conditions in post-quake Kumamoto,...

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