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Bridgestone to Boost European Tire Production With 266 Million Euro Investment

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that the company will invest a total of 266 million euros ($312.56 million) to boost the tire production capacity of its European subsidiary Bridgestone Europe NV/SA (BSEMEA). The move is aimed at increasing the supply of high-performance tires in Europe. Production will be bolstered at three of the company’s European locations. These are the Poznan...

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Toyoda Gosei to Start Producing Automotive Parts at Saga Plant

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has announced it will start producing automotive parts at the company’s Saga Plant, which discontinued production of LEDs at the end of September 2016. The company has invested around 3.5 billion yen ($31.07 million) to prepare the plant to produce automotive parts. Production is set to start in May 2018 for airbag inflators, as well...

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Asahi Kasei to Increase Annual Production Capacity for S-SBR by 30,000 Tons

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) has decided to increase its production capacity for solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) for fuel efficient tires. The increase will take place at the company’s Singapore subsidiary Asahi Kasei Synthetic Rubber Singapore. Annual capacity will increase by 30,000 tons, raising the total production capacity in Singapore to 130,000 tons per year. The additional production of S-SBR is...

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Toyoda Gosei to Produce More Plastic Fuel Filler Pipes in Japan and US

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) will boost production capacity of plastic fuel filler pipes in Japan and the U.S. to meet growing demand for lightweight products. The company will spend a total of 2 billion yen ($18.12 million) on the effort, with around 600 million yen going to its Heiwacho Plant in Inazawa, Aichi Prefecture, and the other 1.4 billion...

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Fujikura Rubber to Bolster Global Plants for 2-Year Sales Increase of 35.6B Yen

Fujikura Rubber Ltd. (TYO:5121) led by President Kenji Morita will focus on shoring up its plants in China and Vietnam and aims to generate 35.6 billion yen ($319 million) in annual sales mainly from automobile parts, control equipment, industrial materials and carbon golf shafts in the fiscal year ending March 2020. Fujikura held an opening ceremony for its facilities in...

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Mitsui Chemicals to Ramp up TPE Production to 60,000 Tons by 2020

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) will expand production capacity for thermoplastic elastomer product Milastomer to 60,000 tons by 2020. This figure represents a 30-percent increase compared to 2017’s volume. Milastomer is a cross-linked olefin-based thermoplastic elastomer, referred to as thermoplastic vulcanite (TPV). The material’s primary ingredients are ethylene propylene (EP) rubber and polypropylene (PP). Compared to other soft resins, Milastomer has...

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