overseas demand

JSR President Talks Initiative to Advance Elastomer Operations Beyond Asia

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) President Mitsunobu Koshiba is hoping to see stable earnings for his company’s elastomer business. But to achieve this, he recently told Japan Rubber Weekly, JSR will need to take its marketing efforts for the sector onto the global stage. Koshiba said that his company’s elastomer business still has its sales largely directed at the Japanese domestic tire...

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Conveyor Belt Production in Recovery

The conveyor belt business is recovering thanks to a turnaround in domestic demand for conveyor production and a 40 percent jump in exports to Australia. Meanwhile, soaring raw material costs are hurting the industry’s bottom line. Production volume figures for January through August compiled by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association show that output has recovered on a year-on-year basis to...

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Construction Machinery High-Pressure Hoses Ride Upward Momentum in Demand

Demand is bouncing back for high-pressure hoses used in construction machinery and machine tools, coming against a backdrop of increased demand for construction machinery. According to machinery order statistics released by the Cabinet Office of Japan, orders have been up for five consecutive months, running back to August 2016. The other major source of demand, machine tools, remains in contrastingly...

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