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Dow Corning Toray’s Molykote Approaches 70th Year in 2018

Molykote, a special lubricant produced and sold by Dow Corning Toray Co. Ltd., will celebrate its 70th year in 2018. Unlike regular lubricants, Molykote can withstand a large range of high and low temperatures while preventing wear and tear. It is used in automobile pistons and brakes to mitigate friction and to control vibrations, noise and squeaking. As a more...

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Sumitomo Riko President: Rapid Spread of EVs Demands a New Approach

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) President Tetsu Matsui says that he feels a sense of crisis at the need for his company to adapt to the trend toward electric vehicles (EVs), which is moving faster than expected. As EVs become more prevalent, he said, there will be a reduction in use of anti-vibration rubber and hose products for internal combustion...

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Sumitomo Rubber Steps up Development of Specialized Tires for Electric Cars

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is accelerating its development of specialized tires for electric vehicles (EVs) in anticipation of further vehicle electrification. Although the company already supplies tires for EVs, the inclusion of batteries makes EVs heavier than vehicles with internal combustion engines, leading to demand for more durable tires. Sumitomo Rubber President Ikuji Ikeda said that by further improving...

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