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Sumitomo Rubber Industries Establishes Sulfur Battery Knowledge Exchange Network

Sumitomo Rubber and Adeka established on April 1 the Sulfur Battery Business Creation Study Group as a forum for corporate co-creation with a view to creating a business for sulfur batteries, which are expected to become next-generation batteries. The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) will be the representative organizer, with the Osaka Industrial Technology Research Institute...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Start Commercialization of Active Tread and Sensing Core

Sumitomo Rubber will start from this year commercialization of its Active Tread and Sensing Core technologies, which it positions as pillars of growth. Active Tread is a unique rubber technology that synchronizes with the external environment, such as water and temperature, and switches properties. Sensing Core, on the other hand, is a sensing technology that detects tire pressure, wear, load,...

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Sumitomo Rubber Develops Tire Aerodynamics Simulation Technology

Sumitomo Rubber has developed Tire Aerodynamics Simulation, a simulation technology for the tire development process. In addition to reducing rolling resistance of tires, it is extremely important to reduce aerodynamic drag around tires in order to improve fuel efficiency (electric power consumption) of EVs. By visualizing the airflow near the tires of a moving vehicle through a proprietary simulation that...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Launch Dunlop Sport Maxx RS Flagship Tire

Sumitomo Rubber will sequentially from June release Dunlop Sport Maxx RS, a flagship tire that delivers a high level of handling performance and grip. The tires will be available in 26 sizes. The Sport Maxx RS can be used for both general road and circuit driving, and the tire responds well to handling and provides a stable ride in any...

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Review of the Japanese Rubber Industry in 2023

The year 2023 was a year in which the rubber industry was greatly affected by the surrounding environment. The easing of semiconductor shortages led to a recovery in automobile production, the main source of demand, but higher raw material prices, electricity and other utility costs, logistics costs, labor costs, and various other costs affected business performance. The rubber industry in...

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Sumitomo Rubber Updates CO2 Reduction Targets

Sumitomo Rubber has set a new 2030 reduction target for Scope 3 to achieve carbon neutrality for its entire supply chain. In addition, the 2030 reduction targets for Scope 1 and 2 have been raised due to the progress made ahead of schedule as a result of proactive efforts at each of the company’s sites. Scope 3 accounts for about...

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