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Bridgestone to Increase Production Capacity of Aircraft Radial Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) will be increasing manufacturing capacity of aircraft radial tires at the company’s Kurume Plant, Fukuoka Prefecture. The move comes in response to the strong medium-to-long-term demand projected for these tires. The production capacity increase will bring aircraft radial tire production up 1.5 times of that currently at Kurume Plant. With a total investment of 2.1 billion yen...

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Bridgestone Launches M746 All-season Trailer Tire

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) this month has launched its M746 all-season trailer tire. The M746 maintains the high tire-tread depth of that found in truck tires, enabling use also as retreaded tires after initial wear. Japan Rubber Weekly sat down with Bridgestone Tire Japan Co. Ltd.’s Katsunori Nakamura, production-goods marketing director, and Shinichi Ito, sales planning director, to hear about the...

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Nihon Michelin Showcases Tire Pressure Monitoring System With IoT Technology

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. received a favorable reception at Japan Truck Show 2016. The company used the trade show as an opportunity to address issues faced by trucking and shipping businesses with its cutting edge tire service in order to further contribute to the transportation industry. At its display booth, Nihon Michelin exhibited its wide-base single tires, which serve...

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Bridgestone Studies High-strength Materials for Tires, Releases Findings

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced findings from research into high-strength material that would lead to resource-saving tires. The research was part of an R&D program within iMPACT (Importing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program), a project for furthering innovations in R&D that is being led by the Japanese Cabinet Office’s Council for Science, Technology and Innovation. The R&D program is...

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Toyo Tires Releases New Tire Model for Off-road Kei Cars

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently released the Open Country R/T, a new tire model designed for off-road kei cars. The tire establishes an entirely new genre, filling the gap between mud-terrain and all-weather tires. It targets the growing number of people who enjoy off-roading in SUV/CUV-style kei cars. The tire is designed to meet both on and...

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Sumitomo Rubber Holds Truck and Bus Tire Work Contest

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has recently held a contest concerning the operation of truck and bus tires at the Tire Land Sendai-East shop in Sendai, belonging to its subsidary Dunlop Tire Tohoku K.K. The contest was started in 2010 to improve worker motivation and skill levels, and to ensure safety and rigorousness of efficient work. Held this year for...

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