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Yokohama Rubber Readies Launch of New 710R All-Season Truck and Bus Tire

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is set to launch its new 710R all-season truck and bus tire in Japan this March. Company president Masataka Yamaishi has described the new tire as being the first large-sized truck and bus tire to be domestically launched by Yokohama Rubber in the last 10 years. Offering dramatic improvements to wear resistance and uneven wear...

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Toyo Tires Launches Latest in NanoEnergy Series for Trucks and Buses

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) has launched its new NanoEnergy M676, designed for use as an all-weather, fuel-efficient tire for trucks and buses. The NanoEnergy M676 makes use of Toyo Tires’ proprietary design technology for truck and bus tires, e-balance, along with the company’s proprietary materials design platform technology, Nano Balance Technology. In doing so, the NanoEnergy M676...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Launch Motorcycle Tire With Improved Sports Performance

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is set to release the Sportmax Roadsport2, a new sport radial tire for motorcycles, on March 1. The company aims to sell 10,000 of the tires for the first year. On top of the line’s existing sports performance in metrics such as grip, long life and handling, the new tire is designed to add further...

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Yonex Adopts Nitta’s CNT Technology for Tennis Rackets

Sporting goods maker Yonex Co. Ltd. (TYO:7906) plans to manufacture tennis rackets with shafts that incorporate Namd prepreg, a carbon fiber prepreg made using Nitta Corp.’s (TYO:5186) proprietary Namd technology for carbon nanotube (CNT) dispersion and synthesis. The use of Namd prepreg in the shafts of VCore Pro tennis rackets is expected to provide a combination of strength, flexibility and...

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Toyoda Gosei to Launch New Steering Wheel for Accident Prevention

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) will begin sales of an aftermarket steering wheel that activates an alert upon detecting that the driver has taken his or her eyes off the road or started to fall asleep. The product was developed to prevent semi-trailer truck accidents, which can often lead to more damage than passenger vehicle accidents, and will be sold...

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Mitsuboshi Belting Launches Upgraded Tension Meter for Transmission Belts

Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192) has launched sales as of the end of last year for the Doctor Tension Type-IV, a sonic tension meter that helps maximize conveyor belt function. The device, which uses sound waves to measure optimum tension in transmission belts, can be used with a wide range of belt designs – including timing belts, flat belts, V-belts and...

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