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Yokohama Rubber to Launch White Ribbon Tire for Classic Cars

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is readying a March 5 sales launch for the Radial 360 Steel, a white ribbon tire designed for use on classic cars. The tire features classic pattern and sidewall designs, with the sidewall also including a notable white ribbon. Its retro look gives classic cars a more vintage appearance. And while proving particularly popular in...

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Michelin Japan to Launch New Scooter Tire That Excels at Slip Resistance, Uneven Wear Resistance

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is targeting spring 2020 to begin a gradual rollout of the Michelin City Grip 2 scooter tire, which possesses excellent resistance to both slippage and uneven wear. The tire will be available in 31 sizes with no set pricing. The new tire marks an upgrade over the original Michelin City Grip, which was launched in...

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Nitta Develops New Pressure Sensor Sheets For Use in High Temperatures

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) plans to launch sales in September for a new series of heat-resistant pressure sensor sheets. The company sees these sheets as being used in measurement systems for surface pressure distribution. Made using a proprietary manufacturing method, the new sheets are able to function in high-temperature environments of up to 200 degrees Celsius. The series will be available...

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Sumitomo Chemical Develops New EPDM Grade for Rubber-to-Metal Adhesion

Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4005) has developed a new grade of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) for rubber-to-metal adhesion, coming as part of a broader company effort to develop various new grades of EPDM. The development of this new grade was achieved via a random arrangement of ethylene and propylene. Sumitomo Chemical is now sending samples of the grade to...

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Mitsui Chemicals to Strengthen Sales Efforts for Highly Heat-Resistant EPDM Rubber

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) has recently announced that it will step up its market development efforts for a highly heat-resistant metallocene-based grade of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber in a move to boost sales. The chemical giant’s heat-resistant grade of EPDM rubber is able to withstand temperatures 30 degrees higher than conventional alternatives. Last fiscal year, the company started...

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Toyo Tires Set to Launch New Premium Sports Tire for SUVs

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently announced that it will launch the new Proxes Sport SUV tire on June 1. A premium sports tire for SUVs, the new product is being marketed under the company’s global flagship brand Proxes. With this product launch, Toyo Tires is looking to expand its lineup of SUV tires in the Japanese market....

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