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Rubber Unions, Companies Settle on Wage Increases for 2019

The Japanese Rubber Workers’ Union Confederation has released the results of its 2019 spring labor initiative aimed at securing higher wages and bonuses for workers at major rubber companies. As part of this, the organization announced that 56 of its 58 member unions submitted wage requests, of which 49 have reached a settlement with the relevant companies. Meanwhile, 49 unions...

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Sumitomo Rubber Set to Start up New Environmental Conservation Projects Across Japan

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is planning this year to run another set of environmental conservation efforts under its Team Enasave Future Project, which the company carries out in conjunction with the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan. The first initiative as part of this will begin in Niigata on May 26, looking to preserve and maintain the nature,...

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Sumitomo Rubber’s Dunlop Tennis Balls Used at Australian Open

The Australian Open, one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, made waves in Japan this year when Japanese player Naomi Osaka won the women’s singles title. Behind the scenes, meanwhile, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) supported the tournament by supplying Dunlop-branded tennis balls. Sumitomo Rubber supplied 15,000 sets of a dozen balls each for the tournament and its preliminary...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Launch New Minivan Tire With Improved Performance Across the Board

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that it is planning a June 1 launch for the Enasave RV505, a new tire made specifically for minivans. In addition to limiting the wobbling that minivans tend to encounter when going around curves or through a crosswind, the RV505 offers an improved lifespan and quieter operation. Sumitomo Rubber intends to launch the...

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Sumitomo Rubber Begins Brazilian Production for Truck and Bus Tires

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has finished constructing new facilities for truck and bus (TB) tire production at its Brazil Factory, with operations here having launched on March 1. The move comes in an effort to provide more stable supply of TB tires in the Brazilian market while also avoiding risks posed by foreign exchange rates....

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Sumitomo Rubber Works With German Research Institute to Clarify Processes Behind Natural Rubber Failure

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has managed a world-first success in shedding light on the crystallization process that occurs at the tips of cracks in natural rubber – crystallization referring here to rubber molecules becoming aligned in the direction of elongation when the rubber is stretched. The company’s research on this was carried out in conjunction with the Leibniz Institute...

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