April 23, 2010 Chugoku Shimbun (9th page)
|It was described that MIKASA received an order for bearings on a research vessel for the Arctic Ocean.
Regarding the Arctic Ocean, the environmental regulations specified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are especially severe, and the research vessel requires bearings which are excellent in coping with the environment.
November 11, 2009 Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (33rd page)
|MIKASA’s balls as well as industrial goods were described.
The under-water bearings of MIKASA have a domestic market share of 80%, and are used for marine vessels as well as for wide application such as pumps, nuclear power plants and waterworks departments.
We continue to tackle with the development, with the key word “environmental-friendly.”
November 4, 2009 Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (6th page)
|Restructuring of MIKASA’s global strategy was described.
Since a worldwide demand increase in under-water bearings of the seawater circulation type for marine vessels can be expected by dealing with environmental and economical merits, we promote restructuring of global strategies regarding the under-water rubber bearings for marine vessels and pumps.
October 1, 2009NHK world TV “J-TECH”
|It is a program geared to overseas countries in which information of domestic small and mid-sized companies with special technologies is gathered and introduced overseas. It described the history of MIKASA and technical capabilities of its industrial goods department, besides the balls.
April 17, 2009 Chugoku Shimbun (6th page of evening paper)
|Mr. Imai, the section chief of the production group, Industrial goods department in MIKASA, was interviewed in the column “Shokuba Kirari” (in English, Highlight in a Workplace).
Although the bearings are small submerged parts in the sea, they support big ships/vessels.
April 14, 2009 Chugoku Shimbun (6th page)
|Sales promotion of MIKASA’s bearings for marine vessels in America was described.
MIKASA has unique technologies for bearings using fluorocarbon resin for decreasing friction, in addition to rubber that disperses the load on shafts, inside the metal cylinders.
Although the global mainstream is a type using lubricating oil, MIKASA’s bearings are of the water-lubricated type, which are environmentally-friendly bearings, because even if a bearing is damaged, there is no risk of oil leakage into the sea.