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Toyo Tires to Release Tires Based on New Nanolevel Research

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) continues to advance its Nano Balance Technology, announcing on Nov. 17 the Nano Tan Delta Simulation for nanolevel analysis and the Nano Dynamic Search for nanolevel research. These developments come after five years of work on the technology, which was first established in 2011. Nano Balance Technology involves the observation, projection, functionality creation...

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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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Nissan Selects Toyo Tires to Supply OE Tire for Pickup Truck in North America

Nissan Motor Corp. (TYO:7201) has selected the Open Country A26 tire by Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) as the original equipment tire for the Nissan Titan, a full-sized pickup truck for the North American market. Product shipment began from July 2016. This is the first time that Toyo Tires has been selected as original equipment manufacturer for the Nissan Titan. The...

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JRW Survey: Tire Makers Top Other Rubber Manufacturers in Ordinary Income

With an ordinary income of 226.91 billion yen ($2.205 billion) in fiscal 2015, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) held the top spot among 165 major Japanese rubber manufacturers, found a survey published in the September issue of Japan Rubber and Elastomers, a monthly sister publication of Japan Rubber Weekly. For Bridgestone, this marked a 0.4 percent year-on-year decline. The number two, Toyo...

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Toyo Tires Launches New Proxes R888R for Motorsports

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) has launched in August nationwide sales in Japan for its new 26-inch Proxes R888R tire for use in motorsports. The tire provides excellent handling suitable for circuit racing, and makes use of a tread composition and structure that offers superior grip and control. The use of high-grip compounds and a large-blocked tread pattern...

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Bridgestone and Others Brace for Post-Brexit Changes

With Britain’s referendum vote to depart from the EU, a number of Japan’s tire manufacturers have now been left to speculate as to what the exact fallout will be. Of Japan’s four tire manufacturers, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) and Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) have sales locations in Britain. Asked what the aftereffects of Brexit will...

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