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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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Nishikawa Rubber’s Q1 Revenue and Profit Rise Alongside Automobile Production Volume

Nishikawa Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5161) has reported 22.1 billion yen ($200.34 million) in sales, up 2.3 percent year-over-year, and 1.96 billion yen in operating profit, up 9.8 percent, for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending March 2018. Ordinary profit for the quarter increased 34.5 percent to 2.66 billion yen, while net profit was 1.91 billion yen, contrasting a...

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Shin-Etsu Polymer Achieves Strong First Quarter Results

Plastics processing company Shin-Etsu Polymer Co. Ltd. (TYO:7970) achieved net sales of 18.98 billion yen ($172.27 million) for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 (April–June 2017), up 5.8 percent year-on-year. Shin-Etsu Polymer’s operating income for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was 1.68 billion yen, up 2.3 percent year on year. The company achieved an ordinary income of 1.85 billion...

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Bando Chemical Records Profits of 4.9B Yen for Fiscal 2016

Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195) recorded profits of 4.95 billion yen ($44.86 million) in the fiscal year ending in March 2017, up 12.9 percent over the previous year. This marks the second highest profit figure in company history, just below the 5.29 billion yen recorded for fiscal 2008. Foreign exchange gains and a decrease in taxes contributed to the profit...

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Mitsuboshi Belting Posts Record Numbers in Operating Income for Fourth Consecutive Year

Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192) set a new company record for operating income in the fiscal year ending March 2017. This marks the company’s fourth straight year of record numbers in this category. The operating income figure was 8.28 billion yen ($74.28 million), up 8.5 percent over the previous year. Although a higher yen had a slight negative impact on net...

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Asahi Rubber Reports Record Sales and Profits for Fiscal 2016

Asahi Rubber Inc. (TYO:5162) has released its business results for the fiscal year ending March 2017. Orders were strong for the company’s main products such as Asa Color LED, RFID and rubber used for tags, medical equipment and table tennis rackets. Profitability also increased due to cost cutting and higher factory productivity, with record highs on a consolidated basis reported...

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