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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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Sumitomo Rubber Presents Research on Natural Rubber, Expects to Enhance Tire Performance

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has reported results of research on the molecular structural analysis of natural rubber from para rubber trees at the International Rubber Conference (IRC) 2016 Kitakyushu. Based on this research, the company expects significant improvements in the performance and processability of natural rubber, opening up new possibilities for enhanced tire performance in terms of fuel efficiency...

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