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Yokohama Rubber Develops World’s Largest Floating Fender

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it developed a giant floating fender last December. With a diameter of six meters, the new floating fender is the largest in the world. It is designed to be used for offshore cargo transfer operations of liquefied natural gas (LNG) between LNG floating production, storage and offloading units (LNG-FPSOs) and LNG tankers....

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Toyoda Gosei Installs LNG Equipment in Japanese Plant

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) said it is installing liquefied natural gas (LNG) equipment at its Morimachi Plant and switching boiler fuel from heavy oil to LNG. The company eyes to start operations within February 2017. It is also planning to switch the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) currently used in the heating furnaces in production processes to LNG by February...

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Toyo Tires Improves Environmental Footprint at Sendai Plant

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) will start shifting from thermal energy sources to natural gas at its Sendai automobile tire manufacturing plant in Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture. The Sendai plant has been Toyo Tires’ manufacturing base for automobile tires for more than half a century since 1962. Until now, it has utilized the burning of coal and used tires...

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