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Sumitomo Riko Hosetex to Increase High-Pressure Hose Production Capacity in Japan, China and India

Industrial hose manufacturer Sumitomo Riko Hosetex is expanding production capacity at its production bases in Japan (Kyoto), China (Hefei, Anhui Province) and India (Neemrana, Rajasthan) in response to strong demand for high-pressure hoses (wire braid hoses). The plan was decided in August 2021, with an investment of approximately 1 billion yen ($7.43 million). The expansion is scheduled to be completed...

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Sumitomo Riko to Develop Technologies for Transition to Circular Economy

Sumitomo Riko has signed a joint development agreement with LanzaTech, a U.S. biotechnology company with carbon capture and conversion technologies, for the transition to a circular economy for rubber, resin, and urethane wastes. Through this initiative, both parties will establish new technologies and accelerate efforts to realize a sustainable society, including carbon neutrality and circular economy. Sumitomo Riko provides a...

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Industry Trends: Signs of Recovery in Automotive Rubber Parts Performance

Are we on the way toward a full-fledged recovery in demand? As rubber and plastic product manufacturers continue to announce their first half (April-September) earnings results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, a recovery trend becomes visible in the automobile industry, the main source of demand. With the global economic outlook uncertain, it remains to be seen whether...

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Sumitomo Riko to Increase Automotive Anti-Vibration Rubber Production in Mexico

Sumitomo Riko will increase the production capacity of the O’Donnell Plant of S-Riko de Querétaro (SRK-QRO, headquartered in Querétaro, Mexico), a group company that manufactures and sells automotive anti-vibration rubber and other products in Mexico. By expanding the plant building from the current 12,000 square meters to 22,000 square meters, SRK-QRO’s production capacity of automotive anti-vibration rubber will be increased...

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Sumitomo Riko’s First Half Results Show Significant Recovery

Sumitomo Riko, a leading supplier of automotive rubber parts such as anti-vibration rubber, posted sales of 255.6 billion yen ($1.76 billion), up 22.7 percent year-on-year, business loss of 894 million yen (102 million yen profit in the same period last year), and quarterly loss of 4.794 billion yen (3.480 billion yen profit in the same period last year) in the...

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Sumitomo Riko Joins GPSNR for Sustainable Procurement of Natural Rubber

Sumitomo Riko has joined on July 25 the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR). This comes as the company believes that it is necessary to endorse and join the GPSNR policy to ensure the traceability and sustainability of the procurement of natural rubber. GPSNR is an international platform established in October 2018 with the participation of tire manufacturers, automakers,...

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