No Japan Observatory at Milano Unica in September

The Japan Fashion Week Organization (JFW) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) have decided to cancel the participation of The Japan Observatory in Milano Unica, scheduled from September 7th to 9th, 2020 in Milan, Italy. This decision was made comprehensively taking into account the fact that coronavirus infection cases are increasing again in Japan and Italy, travel restrictions implemented by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the survey conducted on participating companies. JFW and JETRO had been considering various measures to hold The Japan Observatory, but the number of confirmed infections after the lockdowns and cancellation of the emergency declaration has been increasing again. It was considered impossible to

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Japan’s Disposable Diaper Production Continues to Head Upward

According to revised production statistics released from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the nation’s production of disposable diapers in April 2020 increased by 4.9% in weight over the same month of last year to 77,638 tons. In quantity, production rose 4.5% to 2,062.1 million diapers. Production has been increasing from the comparatively low levels in the year before. January-April production grew 2.5% in weight to 275,897 tons, and by 2.9% in quantity to 7,347.7 million diapers. As a result of a low birthrate and aging population, the production of disposable diapers for adults continues to grow.

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Teijin Increases Capacity for Carbon Short Fiber

Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH has increased the production capacity of its German produced chopped carbon fiber type Tenax-E HT C604 6 mm by 40%. The capacity increase was made in response to growing demand among European electronics manufacturers in recent years, as well as to currently increasing needs for compounds for medical devices. The success of the German chopped product C604 is based on its excellent quality, enabling the production of high-grade compounds (plastic granulate reinforced with carbon fiber) with superior mechanical properties and good electrical conductivity. Demand for C604 has increased significantly in recent years. So far, demand of European customers has partly been satisfied by delivering the same

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