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Tosoh to Consolidate Macromolecule and Urethane R&D at Yokkaichi

Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) is looking to integrate its R&D activities through the establishment of a new research wing at its Yokkaichi Complex, Mie Prefecture. The company is investing some 4.5 billion yen ($4.33 million) in order to consolidate at Yokkaichi its macromolecule and urethane-related research, which to date has been divided over three locations. Plans call for the process to...

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Bridgestone Studies High-strength Materials for Tires, Releases Findings

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced findings from research into high-strength material that would lead to resource-saving tires. The research was part of an R&D program within iMPACT (Importing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program), a project for furthering innovations in R&D that is being led by the Japanese Cabinet Office’s Council for Science, Technology and Innovation. The R&D program is...

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Yokohama Rubber to Establish US Tire R&D Center

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) is planning to establish a tire research & development center in the greater Charlotte area of the U.S.-state of North Carolina. Activities are scheduled to start this September. The company currently conducts research & development on tires for the North American market in several U.S. states and in Japan, but looks to consolidate the majority...

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