Nippon Tungsten opens plant in Japan

Nippon Tungsten opens plant in Japan

News GenCorp to pursue global sealing opportunities Gencorp a n n o u n c e d last m o n t h t h a t it i n t e n d s to form a strategic alliance wi...

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GenCorp to pursue global sealing opportunities Gencorp a n n o u n c e d last m o n t h t h a t it i n t e n d s to form a strategic alliance with Saiag SpA, an Italian j o i n t stock company, a n d Tokai Kogyo, a J a p a n e s e corporation, to jointly p u r s u e global o p p o r t u n i t i e s a n d cooperate on v a r i o u s technologies for their automotive vehicle sealing b u s i n e s s e s . The alliance provides the f r a m e w o r k for technical exchange a n d collaborative technical development efforts which m a y u l t i m a t e l y lead to a d d i t i o n a l a g r e e m e n t s for p r o d u c t i o n cooperation a n d joint v e n t u r e s at v a r i o u s locations a r o u n d the world. GenCorp believes the alliance affords an excellent m e a n s of geographical e x t e n s i o n for its vehicle sealing business. Its vehicle sealing b u s i n e s s u n i t is h e a d q u a r t e r e d in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA. It p r o d u c e s r u b b e r a n d plastic a u t o m o t i v e w e a t h e r s t r i p p i n g including door, trunklid, hood a n d other b o d y seals, movable a n d s t a t i o n a r y glass seals a n d e n c a p s u l a t e d window seals. GenCorp o p e r a t e s vehicle sealing p l a n t s in the US a n d C a n a d a , a n d t h r o u g h its wholly owned s u b s i d i a r y , Henniges, in G e r m a n y a n d Ireland. Saiag is an Italian c o m p a n y operating for over sixty y e a r s in the field of r u b b e r technical p r o d u c t s for the automotive a n d i n d u s t r i a l sectors. More recently, it diversified into electric cords a n d cables; r u b b e r h o s e s for i n d u s t r i a l , hydraulic, oil a n d m a r i n e applications; a l u m i n u m roiling a n d t r a n s t o r m a t i o n . It's sealing b u s i n e s s u n i t o p e r a t e s p r i m a r i l y from facilities in Europe. Tokai Kogyo is h e a d q u a r t e r e d in Obu City, n e a r Nagoya, J a p a n . The c o m p a n y is one of the largest J a p a n e s e p r o d u c e r s of automotive e x t r u d e d a n d molded plastic a n d r u b b e r w e a t h e r s t r i p p i n g a n d trim parts. In a d d i t i o n to p l a n t s in J a p a n , Tokai h a s a s u b s i d i a r y in the USA, called Green Tokai, a n d joint v e n t u r e p r o d u c t i o n facilities in France, T h a i l a n d a n d Brazil.

other applications. The new c o m p a n y is one of three o p e r a t e d by Nippon Tungsten, with s i s t e r facilities located at Iizuka a n d Uma. The new factory, s i t u a t e d on a 86 000 m 2 site in the S a g a area, will c o m b i n e b o t h production, a n d r e s e a r c h a n d development. Nippon T u n g s t e n also h a s j o i n t v e n t u r e c o m p a n i e s in T h a i l a n d a n d China, as well as o p e r a t i n g a sales office in the US.

Contact: Nippon T u n g s t e n , K i y a m a Factory, 3 1 7 3 - 2 , S o n o b e , K i y a m a - c h o , Miyaka-gun, Saga, 8 4 1 - 0 2 Japan. Tel: +81 9 4 2 81 7 7 0 0 ; Fax: +81 9 4 2 81 7 7 1 1 .

Fel-Pro named official NASCAR Racing gasket Fel-Pro h a s become p a r t of a p r o g r a m which identifies its p r o d u c t s as "Officially Licensed by NASCAR." Fel-Pro is one of a select group of c o m p a n i e s - - and, it claims, the only g a s k e t m a n u f a c t u r e r - - whose p r o d u c t s have been recognised in this way. The official NASCAR logo will now a p p e a r on p a c k a g i n g a n d p r o m o t i o n a l m a t e r i a l s for Fel-Pro p r o d u c t s - including the complete line of a f t e r m a r k e t g a s k e t s for cars, light t r u c k s a n d tractors. The logo will also a p p e a r on p a c k a g i n g for Fel-Pro Marine g a s k e t s a n d Fel-Pro Performance, the c o m p a n y ' s line of g a s k e t s u s e d in high p e r f o r m a n c e a p p l i c a t i o n s , including NASCAR racing. NASCAR racing p u t s special d e m a n d s on gaskets. Performance g a s k e t s are specially designed by FeI-Pro's p e r f o r m a n c e group to h a n d l e the gruelling d e m a n d s of racing t h a t are different from OE p a s s e n g e r car r e q u i r e m e n t s .

Contact: Fel-Pro Incorporated, 7 4 5 0 N. M c C o r m i c k Blvd. S k o k i e , IL 6 0 0 6 7 6 - 8 1 0 3 , USA.Tel: +1 8 4 7 6 7 4 7 7 0 0 ; Fax: +1 8 4 7 1 9 1 6 .

Contact: GenCorp Vehicle Sealing, 7 2 2 1 Engle Road, Suite 2 4 0 , Fort Wayne, Indiana 4 6 8 0 4 , USA. Tel." +1 2 1 9 4 3 4 9 7 0 0 ; Fax: +1 2 1 9 4 3 4 9 7 5 0 .

Nippon Tungsten opens plant in Japan Nippon T u n g s t e n h a s e s t a b l i s h e d a new factory in Kiyama, J a p a n , for the p r o d u c t i o n of W-Cu composites, c e m e n t e d carbide a n d a d v a n c e d ceramic p r o d u c t s Ior cutting tool, sealing, wear r e s i s t a n t a n d

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BW/IP elects new board member BW/IP h a s a n n o u n c e d t h a t Dr Roy A. Herberger, Jr. (54) p r e s i d e n t of the A m e r i c a n G r a d u a t e School of I n t e r n a t i o n a l M a n a g e m e n t h a s b e e n elected to its board of directors. BW/IP considers t h a t his c o n s i d e r a b l e b u s i n e s s a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l experience will be i m p o r t a n t a s s e t s , p a r t i c u l a r l y as the c o m p a n y executes its p l a n s to increase sales in the fast-growing m a r k e t s of Asia a n d the Pacific Rim. Dr Herberger b e c a m e p r e s i d e n t of AGSIM, located

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