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Sumitomo Rubber Establishes Group Policy for Sustainable Procurement of Natural Rubber

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it is participating in the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) as a founding member. At the same time, the company revealed that it has formulated its own Sustainable Natural Rubber Policy to use throughout its group – this being aimed at ensuring the sustainability of natural rubber as a resource...

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China Forges Ahead With Reclaimed Rubber Production to Compensate for Natural Rubber Shortage

China is the world’s largest producer of both reclaimed rubber and rubber powder, controlling production for 73 percent of the world’s reclaimed rubber. Currently suffering from a shortage of natural rubber for raw material purposes, the country is looking to save on its natural rubber consumption – and this is then driving efforts to convert waste tires into reclaimed rubber....

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Yokohama Rubber Makes Strides Toward Sustainable Future With New Procurement Policy

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) announced on Oct. 15 that it has decided to adopt a new, sustainability-focused procurement policy for natural rubber. The new policy will serve to highlight Yokohama Rubber’s stance on natural rubber procurement, a range of efforts that the company is making in the area and any relevant requests for suppliers. Plans are to implement the...

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Yokohama Rubber Settles on New Procurement Policy for Natural Rubber

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has adopted a procurement policy for sustainable natural rubber. The company will use this to detail its stance and efforts with regard to natural rubber procurement – as well as any related requests made to suppliers – and plans to implement the policy throughout the entirety of its group’s supply chain....

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Tigers Polymer Sees Robust First Half Due to Strong Rubber Sheet Demand

Rubber sheet manufacturer Tigers Polymer Corp. (TYO:4231) recently released strong business results for the first half (April–September) of the fiscal year ending March 2018. Robust results in the company’s rubber sheet business were evidenced by a nearly double-digit increase in revenue year-on-year. Demand from Tigers Polymer’s main customers in the civil engineering, construction and automotive industries was sluggish in the...

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Japan’s Import Volume of Natural Rubber Drops 3.3% for 2016

Japan’s import volume of natural rubber (NR) for 2016 decreased 3.3 percent year-on-year, falling to 655,312 tons, according to data compiled by the Rubber Trade Association of Japan from the Trade Statistics of Japan. Import value decreased 23.6 percent, dropping to 99.59045 billion yen ($875.59 million). The average import price fell 20.9 percent to hit 152 yen per kilogram, dropping...

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