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Exploding Auto Airbags – Bankruptcy is the Rest of Takata’s Story

Posted on June 26th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Chairman and CEO of Takata Corp., Shigehisa Takada, bows as he attends a news conference after the decision to file for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo, Japan, June 26, 2017 (Source: Reuters/Toru Hanai)

In March 2017, in my blog post Material and Parts Failure – 42 million Cars Recalled for faulty Airbags, I reported on the deadly explosions of airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation. Now the other shoe has dropped. Continue reading “Exploding Auto Airbags – Bankruptcy is the Rest of Takata’s Story” »

Material and Parts Failure – 42 million Cars Recalled for faulty Airbags

Posted on March 6th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Airbags

(Source: The Legal Examiner, http://kansascity.legalexaminer.com, October 19, 2016)

At a 1985 New Year’s party hosted by Honda Motor, Juichiro Takada the inheritor of the woven-cloth fortune disclosed a decision his company had made. His company, Takata Corp., would not enter into the airbag business Continue reading “Material and Parts Failure – 42 million Cars Recalled for faulty Airbags” »

Arson at West Fertilizer: Does this change anything?

Posted on June 21st, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“This tragic accident should not have happened.” Vanessa Allen Sutherland, Chairperson, United States Chemical Safety Board, 29-Jan-2016 Continue reading “Arson at West Fertilizer: Does this change anything?” »