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Kasco to Sell Golf Balls with Jointly Developed Eucommia Elastomer Covers

Golf equipment maker Kasco Corp. has announced that it will next April release a new golf ball made using eucommia elastomer. The ball, branded the Biospin, will be a high-end product with a suggested retail price of 1,000 yen ($8.88) per ball. The cover material is made with trans-1,4-polyisoprene, an inedible biomass produced by the Eucommia ulmoides tree – also...

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Toyoda Gosei Enters Into Exclusive e-Rubber Licensing Agreement

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) and Advanced Softmaterials Inc. have concluded an exclusive licensing agreement for the use and sales of Slide-Ring Material, a key material for e-Rubber. The agreement is limited to applications of the material in dielectric actuators and dielectric sensors. Advanced Softmaterials, which was established in 2005 with the aim of commercializing the Slide-Ring Material developed at...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches New High-pressure Hydrogen Gas Hose

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will soon begin sales of ibar HG82, a new high-pressure hydrogen gas hose developed in cooperation with Iwatani Corp. (TYO:8088). The new hydrogen dispenser hose is to be used for filling fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) with hydrogen. The hose is compatible for use in hydrogen gas filling stations complying with recent regulatory changes that approved...

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NEDO Launches Biotech Development to Produce Industrial Materials From Plants, Microorganisms

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Development Organization (NEDO) plans to begin innovative efforts to develop biotechnologies that will help Japan free itself from dependence on foreign technologies. The effort is aimed at developing national technologies for genome editing, as well as Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence, which can be applied to the production of industrial materials from plants and microorganisms,...

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New Synthetic Fluororubber Is Highly Environment-Resistant

NEDO has announced a new synthetic fluororubber material with the world’s highest level of resistance to environmental stress factors. Made by attaching single-wall carbon nanotubes to fluororubber, the material promises to achieve heat resistance on a par with perfluoroelastomer at much lower cost.

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