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Yokohama Rubber Develops Double-Tube Internal Heat Exchanger for Cars

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has developed a double-tube internal heat exchanger (IHX) that offers improved cooling efficiency for automotive air conditioning systems. The product has already been adopted in the new Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Compass. While conventional IHX systems use two separate refrigerant tubes, Yokohama Rubber’s new offering partially integrates these. This allows the...

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Automotive Tire and Tube Production up 0.6% Across First Three Quarters

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association Inc. (JATMA) has announced that the combined domestic production of automotive tires and tubes for the January–September period totaled 763,456 tons, making for a 0.6 percent increase over the same period last year. Of this total production volume, 395,632 tons were for domestic use, up 4.7 percent, while production volume for exports totaled 375,654...

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Nitta Inaugurates Hose and Tube Manufacturing Base in Thailand

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) held a factory completion ceremony on Feb. 20 at Nitta Corporation (Thailand) Ltd. (NCT), the company’s Thai hose and tube production base. The ceremony was attended by over 80 people, including Thai government officials and customers. Nitta President Motonobu Nitta gave opening remarks, saying that the company is looking to contribute to Thailand’s development, as well as...

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Nitta Remains on Track to Achieve Its Mid–Long-term Business Plan, says CEO

Sitting down for an interview recently, Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) President Motonobu Nitta told Japan Rubber Weekly that the company’s sales and profit figures have mostly developed as planned. Nitta furthermore said that forecasts for the full business year remain unchanged for the major belt, hose and tube manufacturer. On general conditions for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, Nitta said...

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Totaku Promotes Tubes for Underground Electric Lines, Expects Increasing Demand

Totaku Industries Inc., a major manufacturer of plastic hoses and pipes, made its first presentation at an exhibition held July 20-22 to promote the elimination of utility-line poles. The company made an active appeal in anticipation of increased demand for its underground pipe products amid growing calls for elimination of telephone poles and other above-ground utility line poles. The centerpiece...

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Sales Rise for Food Machinery Made with Belts, Hoses and Tubes

Many rubber and plastics companies exhibited at Fooma Japan, the four-day international food machinery and technology exhibition held at Tokyo Big Sight from June 7 to 10. The companies actively promoted their wares to food product users. Belt manufacturers were especially fired up as they set up their booths with contraptions that attracted attendees’ attention. According to statistics released by...

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