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With Industry Demand Down, Rubber Hose Production for April Drops 6%

Both production volume and shipment value of rubber hoses was down year on year for the month of April, according to records collated by the Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association. Based on statistics from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the records reveal that production volume of hoses for April was 2,700 tons in terms of new-rubber volume, which...

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Sumitomo Riko’s Hose Business Division Expecting Near Double-Digit Growth

Using demand through March 2015 as a baseline, Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) is, on a consolidated basis, anticipating close to double-digit revenue growth for 2016 with its industrial hose business. Going forward, this will be backed by overseas markets. Sumitomo Riko already has production bases in China and India, and it is expanding also into other regions, with particular...

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Bridgestone Plans to Increase Hose Division Net Sales in 2016

Despite forecasts indicating slow demand for construction machinery both in Japan and overseas and market conditions that have become more difficult since last year, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), which has introduced an in-house company system, is rolling out a plan to include its high-pressure hose business in its in-house global mining and agricultural machinery solutions company. Under this arrangement, the in-house...

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New Japanese Rubber and Resin Hose Products – Part 2

Kuraray Plastics Co. Ltd. (TYO:3405) Kura-Drip drainage conduit pipes are used for promoting drainage in materials such as mortar and concrete. The unique construction that braids together fibers (thin strands) and monofilaments (thicker strands) prevents the infiltration of fine sand, earth, mortar or concrete. The products apply capillary action to drain away rainwater and other infiltrated moisture. Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186)...

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New Japanese Rubber and Resin Hose Products – Part 1

  Tigers Polymer Corp. (TYO:4231) Resistant to abrasion, pressure and static electricity buildup, Tai Powers Hose WSU-type includes an interior component of abrasion-resistant urethane resin, which makes the hose more than ten times as abrasion-resistant as conventional products. A built-in ground wire, provides superb static electricity accumulation prevention. In addition, it is lightweight and flexible, making it superbly easy to...

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Rubber Hose Production and Shipping in Japan Down 1% in 2015

Production and shipping of rubber hoses in Japan took a marginal fall in 2015 from the results of the previous year. Due to stagnation in industries that are markets for automobiles and construction equipment, there was a decrease in the production and shipping of automotive and high-pressure hoses. Hope is present for 2016 to show a turnaround domestically in automobile...

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