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Sumitomo Rubber to Donate 7.85 Million Yen in Charitable Aid

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) will award a total of 7.85 million yen ($70,909) to 35 organizations through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) charitable aid program for fiscal 2017. Sumitomo Rubber’s CSR fund management chairperson presented donation certificates to nine organizations from Japan’s Kansai region at a presentation ceremony held at the company’s Kobe headquarters on April 5. Similar ceremonies...

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Rubber Unions Demand Average Wage Hike of 1.89%

Member unions of the Japan Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRWUC) have submitted their wage demands at the group’s annual spring labor offensive, directing most of their efforts toward large rubber companies. Demands have been made by 52 out of a total 58 JRWUC member unions, with a total of 42 unions demanding higher monthly wages. While monthly wage demands from...

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Kuraray’s Liquid Farnesene Rubber Used in Car Tires for First Time

Kuraray Co. Ltd. (TYO:3405) said that Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has adopted liquid farnesene rubber (LFR) as a performance enhancing additive in the production of its latest winter tire, the Winter Maxx 02. This is the first time that LFR is used in car tires. LFR is a liquid rubber developed by Kuraray using farnesene, a new biologically derived...

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Kyoto University Proves Strength of Sumitomo Rubber’s Miraie Seismic Damper System

Since Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) launched its Miraie residential-purposed seismic damper units in March 2012, they have gone on to be installed in 18,000 buildings through the end of last year. After earning high praise in the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, effectiveness has now also been proven by conducting a full-scale seismic test on Jan. 27 at Kyoto University’s Disaster Prevention...

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Sumitomo Rubber Supports Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2017 for Third Straight Year

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) supports the Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2017 as an official sponsor through its Falken brand for the third year in a row. The race is the third of eight races being held as part of Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2017, and will be held in Japan for the third straight year. In...

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Sumitomo Rubber Gains Latest ISO14001 Certification for 31 Sites Worldwide

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has obtained for ISO14001:2015, the latest version of environmental management system ISO14001, for 31 sites worldwide. The certification accounts for the company’s headquarters in Kobe, Japan, its factories both domestically and abroad, and its affiliated companies. Sumitomo Rubber received this new certification on Dec. 5, 2016. ISO14001 was created by the International Organization for Standardization...

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