Toray acknowledges quality data ‘overwriting’

Tokyo – Japan’s Toray Industries Inc. is apologising for “inappropriate overwriting” of product inspection report data by its Toray Hybrid Cord Inc. subsidiary, a supplier of industrial fibers used in tires, automotive hoses and paper production.

Toray said the issue affects products supplied to 13 customers over an eight-year period, April 2008 to July 2016. Toray’s primary materials supplied to tire producers are nylon and aramid, according to company materials.

Toray did not identify the customers, but it did say it discovered 149 cases out of 40,000…

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