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Sumitomo Riko Forecasts Record High Sales of 425B Yen for Fiscal 2017

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has announced that its sales for the fiscal year ending March 2018 is expected to reach a record high of 425 billion yen ($3.9 billion), up 0.6 percent year-on-year. Additionally, the company expects that its operating profit will rise by 6.6 percent to 14.5 billion yen and that its net profit will jump by 25.1...

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Sumitomo Riko Launches New, Half-Size Pressure Sensor Sheet

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) on June 1 launched a new size in the company’s SR Soft Vision series of body pressure sensors. The new product is half the size of other products in the line and covers the torso from shoulders to hips. The product series uses smart rubber (SR) sensor technology developed by Sumitomo Riko to form sheet...

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Sumitomo Riko Develops Low-Density EPDM Hose With New Lightweight Reinforcement Material

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) recently debuted a low-density ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) hose made from the company’s newly developed lightweight reinforcement material. The hose was revealed at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2017 held at the Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama May 24 through May 26. Developed in order to reduce automotive energy consumption, the hose is based on a...

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Sumitomo Riko Develops New, Low-Cost Version of Refleshine Window Film

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has launched Refleshine TW36, a film for heat shielding and insulation that also makes windows stronger. The product marks an advance in materials development. Sumitomo Riko restructured the film to reduce costs while retaining all the advantages. The new Refleshine film maintains protection against glass breakage, heat shielding and insulation, a more pleasant indoor environment...

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Sumitomo Riko Launches Bedsore Prevention Mattress

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has launched its SR Active Mattress, a rubber mattress aimed at preventing bedsores. The product automatically redistributes body contact pressure based on the user’s physique and sleeping position. Smart rubber (SR) sensors made with Sumitomo Riko’s proprietary conductive rubber allow the product to measure contact pressure with the user’s body. This information is used in...

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Sumitomo Riko Adopts Playful Image in New Promotional Material

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has released a new image as part of its latest promotional campaign. The image makes use of Japanese-language wordplay, employing a slogan that emphasizes the importance of technology in building a futuristic world. The slogan also conflates part of the company’s name with a term for intelligence. The body of the advertisement looks at the...

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