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Bridgestone Makes New Discoveries in Monitoring, Measuring of Strain-Induced Crystallization in Rubber

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has discovered a technique for monitoring and measuring strain-induced crystallization in natural and isoprene rubber at a record-high temporal resolution. The basic technology for this was developed using Spring-8, a large synchrotron radiation facility in western Japan. Natural rubber is less susceptible to cracking than typical isoprene rubber, with one suspected reason for this being the crystallization...

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Toyo Tires to Release Tires Based on New Nanolevel Research

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) continues to advance its Nano Balance Technology, announcing on Nov. 17 the Nano Tan Delta Simulation for nanolevel analysis and the Nano Dynamic Search for nanolevel research. These developments come after five years of work on the technology, which was first established in 2011. Nano Balance Technology involves the observation, projection, functionality creation...

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