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Toyoda Gosei to Launch New Steering Wheel for Accident Prevention

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) will begin sales of an aftermarket steering wheel that activates an alert upon detecting that the driver has taken his or her eyes off the road or started to fall asleep. The product was developed to prevent semi-trailer truck accidents, which can often lead to more damage than passenger vehicle accidents, and will be sold...

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Yokohama Rubber UK Distributor Recognized for Raising Safety Awareness

Yokohama HPT Ltd. (YHPT), a U.K. tire distributor for Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), has received commendations from two U.K.-based organizations this year for raising awareness about tire safety. In July, non-profit organization and tire safety association TyreSafe named YHPT its Tyre Manufacturer of the Year at the TyreSafe Awards 2017. This is the second year in a row that...

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Japanese Glove Sales Remain Strong as Focus on Work Safety Grows

Japan’s domestic sales volumes of glove products remained firm in 2016, up slightly from the year before, according to a report by the Japan Glove Manufacturers Association. Domestic sales of household gloves totaled 91.84 million pairs during 2016, up 0.2 percent from the previous year, while sales for surgical gloves increased 1.5 percent to 79.02 million pairs. Ultra-thin disposable gloves...

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JSR Adopts AI Strategy to Boost Plant Safety and Productivity

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has teamed up with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (TYO:9432), commonly known as NTT, and Accenture PLC on a proof-of-concept project for a next generation smart industrial complex at JSR’s Chiba Plant. The project integrates JSR’s expertise in operation management and maintenance tasks with state-of-the-art technology from NTT Advanced Technology Corp. and others within the NTT Group....

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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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Sumika Covestro Urethane Niihama Plant Earns Safety Excellence Award

Covestro Japan Ltd. has announced that Sumika Covestro Urethane Co. Ltd.’s Niihama plant received a special award for excellence in safety from the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) in May. The award recognizes the plant’s twentieth year of zero shutdowns and zero operation halting disasters, an achievement the plant marked in June 2016. The facility continues to hold a global...

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