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Sunpolymer Plans New Silicone Sponge Sheet Factory to Target EV, Aerospace Industries

Sunpolymer Corp., a manufacturer and seller of extruded silicone rubber, high-performance sponge sheet and molded products, is planning to build a new factory at the Santo Industrial Park, Asago, Japan. Established in Osaka in 1980, Sunpolymer specializes in made-to-order production using silicone rubber as a primary material. The company manufactures products for a wide range of fields, from medical devices...

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Continental Starts Setup of New Tire Plant in Thailand

Continental AG last year announced that it held a groundbreaking and prayer ceremony on Nov. 21, 2017, to mark the start of construction at the company’s new greenfield tire plant in Rayong, Thailand. These efforts mark Continental’s fifth greenfield investment into a tire plant since 1999. With the completion of the new plant, Continental’s Tire Division will expand its global...

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Toyoda Gosei Looks Toward FCVs With New Plant for High-Pressure Hydrogen Tanks

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282), the Toyota Motor Group’s only manufacturer of high polymers, established a new plant on March 14 to manufacture high-pressure hydrogen tanks – a main component of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). The company has invested 12 billion yen ($113.28 million) in the plant, where it is preparing to start production in the early 2020s. Moving forward,...

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Nichirin Prepares for Auto Industry’s Shift to Electric Vehicles

Nichirin Co. Ltd. (TYO:5184), a manufacturer specializing in automotive hoses, has set up a production technology center within the company’s Himeji Factory. In a recent interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, Nichirin President Ryuichi Maeda said that the company will use the center to tackle innovative manufacturing and develop new production methods. In addition, he said, Nichirin will focus on bolstering...

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Hayakawa Rubber to Finish Second Molding Plant in December

Hayakawa Rubber Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of rubber products for civil engineering, construction, residential soundproofing and more, will complete the construction of a second molding plant on Dec 1. The new plant will be located on the premises of the company’s Minoshima Factory and headquarters in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, and total construction costs will amount to 500 million yen ($4.42...

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Nitta Holds Completion Ceremony for Second US Factory

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) hosted a completion ceremony on July 11 for its consolidated U.S. subsidiary Nitta Corporation of America (NCA)’s second factory in Georgia, construction for which began in March 2016. The ceremony was attended by Nitta’s President Motonobu Nitta, Consul General of Japan in Atlanta Takashi Shinozuka, Chairman of Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Todd Levent and NCA’s employees....

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