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Toyo Tires Develops Simulation Technology for Tire and Vehicle Aerodynamics

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) has developed proprietary new technology for the simulation of tire aerodynamics. This will help the company to bring about highly aerodynamic new tires, which are necessary to help improve fuel efficiency and deal with the shift toward electrified vehicles. Loaded with various pattern designs from actual tires, the technology combines these with driving...

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Bridgestone Joins Australian Research Project for Sustainable Rail Infrastructure

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) was announced on May 23 as a member of the Australian-based Industrial Transformation Training Center for Advanced Technologies in Rail Track Infrastructure (ITTC Rail). Operating under the Australian Research Council (ARC), ITTC Rail targets the development of next-generation technologies in rail infrastructure. Bridgestone’s participation here will include the launch of a joint research project with Australia’s University...

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Bridgestone Develops New Rubber With High Strength, Crack Resistance

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has developed a new polymer, the first of its kind, using advanced synthetic technology for macromolecular conjugates. By combining rubber and resin at a molecular level, Bridgestone has become the first in the world to develop what it calls High Strength Rubber (HSR), a hybrid material able to freely exhibit the superior capabilities...

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Toyoda Gosei Achieves Industry-Leading Current with Vertical GaN Power Semiconductor

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has achieved a record-high current with a newly developed vertical gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductor. GaN, which is used in the semiconductor, is also a key material in blue LEDs. Power semiconductors are widely used in power converters, with this including applications in adapters and power sources for electronic devices. However, due to the characteristics...

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Toyo Tires Develops New Nano-Level Filler Dispersion Method for Truck and Bus Tires

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently succeeded in optimizing its process for nano-level molding using advanced filler dispersion. The process enables improved dispersion in compounds that are used for tires and are made from solid rubber and filler. The new process was developed as a means to improve fuel efficiency for trucks and buses. It allows for existing...

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Kawaichi Tech Looks to Bring High-Performance Products to Indian Water Treatment Market

Kawaichi Tech Co. Ltd. has acted as the only rubber and resin company to take part in a recent Indian business tour for market development opportunities in the area of water treatment. The event, held over Feb. 13–16 in Bengaluru and New Delhi, was sponsored by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Kawaichi Tech operates in numerous areas relating to...

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