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JRW Survey: Rubber, Resin Manufacturers Expect Positive Results for Fiscal 2017

Japan Rubber Weekly conducted a survey among the country’s rubber and resin product manufacturers midway through December 2017, looking to get their respective takes on the current climate of the rubber industry. Of the 169 companies that received the survey, 119 responded, making for a 70.4 percent response rate. When asked how sales will pan out for fiscal 2017, 44.2...

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Forbo Siegling Japan’s Belt and Seal Businesses Report Strong Sales for First Half

Forbo Siegling Japan Ltd.’s belt and seal businesses have posted solid sales for the first half (January–June) of 2017. The company’s belt business saw sales increase more than 5 percent year-over-year on the back of sales growth in the logistics and food industries. Sales for the logistics sector were particularly robust, backed by increased demand both from logistics centers that...

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Nitta’s Revenue and Profit Jump in First Half on Strong Semiconductor Products Demand

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) has reported a surge in revenue and profit for the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. Sales rose to 36.48 billion yen ($319.79 million), up 14 percent from the same period last year, and net profit jumped 25.5 percent to 4.88 billion yen. Meanwhile, operating profit was up 15.2 percent at 2.87 billion...

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Mitsui Chemicals to Launch Cooperative Logistics Network for Chemicals

Chemical company and synthetic rubber manufacturer Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) is launching this autumn a cooperative logistics network for small-quantity chemical products. The network will be comprised of several companies that operate factories across Tokyo, Yokohama and Chiba prefecture. With a shortage of truck drivers continuing to worsen, the network aims to stabilize long-distance shipping for small-quantity chemical products such as...

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