TRC Damper

Sumitomo Riko Sees Strong Demand for Viscoelastic Rubber in Damping Applications

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) is looking to expand its sales of TRC Damper, a seismic control system for wooden houses. The company markets this as providing safety, security and comfort by protecting houses from the vibrations caused by earthquakes. TRC Damper incorporates Sumitomo Riko’s special viscoelastic rubber, which serves to absorb the energy of earthquakes and turn it into...

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Sumitomo Riko to Offer Seminar on Seismic Damper System for Wooden Houses

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) will host seminars on building earthquake-proof homes for construction companies in the two major cities of Osaka and Tokyo by the end of this year. The seminar will look at the structure of the Total Response Control (TRC) Damper, Sumitomo Riko’s seismic damper system for wooden houses, and offer analyses of results from full-scale experiments....

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