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Yokohama Rubber Develops Light Weight Automotive Air-Conditioning Hose

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The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., has succeeded in developing a material that significantly reduces the weight of automotive air-conditioning hoses.

Yokohama Rubber to Mass Produce Light Weight Automotive Air-Conditioning Hose

The company is now accelerating the development of a commercial product and aims for a full market launch in 2024.The new ultralight hose is made from a rubber–resin polymer alloy 1 developed by applying Yokohama Rubber’s proprietary technologies. This new alloy combines the flexibility and heat resistance of rubber with the high gas barrier properties of resin, and i...

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