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Rubber Belt Production for 2016 Ends 7% Down From Previous Year

The production volume of rubber belts for 2016 fell 7 percent from the previous year, dropping to 26,373 tons, according to statistics from the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association. Conveyor belt production declined 13 percent, down at 14,607 tons. This came as a consequence of a 16-percent year-on-year drop in exports, with a significant depression in exports for mines in Australia....

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JRMA Forecast: Japanese Rubber Consumption to Bounce Back After Six Years

Rubber consumption will see its first annual increase in six years, according to a forecast by the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA). Combined total consumption of natural and synthetic rubber in 2017 is expected to reach 1.2932 million tons, up 0.6 percent year on year. However, total rubber consumption in 2016 is expected to fall for the fifth straight year,...

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2017 Forecast: Rubber Belt Demand Expected to be Flat, Resin Belt Demand to Increase 6%

According to statistics by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association, the production volume of rubber belts for 2017 is expected to largely remain the same as 2016, at 26,339 tons. Both conveyor and transmission belt production is also expected to be about the same as 2016. This would mark the third year in a row that rubber belt production has been...

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Production Volume of Rubber Belts Down 6% for September

According to statistics on September production volume of rubber belts compiled by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association, year-on-year production was down due to a decrease in production of conveyor belts despite an increase in production of transmission belts. Rubber belts decreased 6 percent in September, after having recovered to the same year-on-year production level in August following 13 straight months...

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Rubber Goods Production for August Shows Upward Momentum

Shipment value of rubber products made a slight year-on-year increase in August, moving up 0.8 percent to 163 billion yen ($1.55 billion), according to records collated by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Although the shift was of only a small degree, it represents the first year-on-year improvement in 14 months. Broken down by product type, the production...

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Mitsuboshi Belting Expands Into Metal Automotive Parts

Rubber transmission belt manufacturer Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192) is moving aggressively into the field of metal parts for automobiles. At its recent global distributor meeting held in Kobe, the company has introduced its new product Smastar, a spring-loaded alternator pulley. The pulley’s built-in coil spring allows it to absorb engine rotational fluctuations, helping, the company says, to control belt noise,...

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