Rubber seals scandal hits Mitsubishi Materials

Mitsubishi Seals Tokyo – Mitsubishi Materials Corp. has supplied rubber sealing products with falsified test and measurement data, the Japanese company admitted 23 Nov.

The gaskets and packings were all produced at a facility operated by subsidiary Mitsubishi Cable Industries Ltd (MCI) in Minoshima, Japan.

The products are mainly used to prevent leakage of oil, water and air in aerospace, automotive and industrial-equipment applications, a Mitsubishi Materials statement explained.

A quality audit at the MCI works found that inspection data…

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