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Riding out headwinds in Asian SBR market

Historically, synthetic rubber consumption registers growth that is driven by increasing rubber demand, especially in the automotive, tyre and non-tyre applications. Of types, the use of styrene..

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Tyres: A fresh look at recovery solutions for old tyres

Tyres that have seen better days may be imputed as pollution contributors; however, new developments are changing this notion about end of life tyres (ELTs)...

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Synthetic Rubber: US market; Trade war is not the sector’s waterloo

e US-China trade war is expected to leave many industries wounded. Nevertheless, the US synthetic rubber sector has remained unscathed and has stayed on a growth path...

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World Rubber Summit 2019: New paths for the rubber economy

Getting a firm grip on the successful adoption of innovation and technology transfer in the industry will be a key thrust in driving the agenda at World Rubber Summit 2019...

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Tyrexpo Asia 2019 takes pole position in attracting the automotive ecosystem

Asia’s most well-attended and go-to sourcing platform revs up momentum this year...

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Driving millennials more familiar with emojis than tyre warning light – study

The study conducted by Zeno Research & Insights, involved an online survey among 1,075 US adults aged 18+ who have a driver's license and access to a vehicle.

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Oqema acquires chemical distributor EVS

April 22, 2019
Oqema acquires chemical distributor EVS

German chemical distribution company Oqema Group has acquired Italian chemical firm Elettrochimica Valle Staffora (EVS). EVS’s business line covers the full organic and inorganic product ranges in the following business lines: industrial, food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, water treatment, and rubber…

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Global automotive tyre market to be valued at $645bn by 2027

April 19, 2019
Global automotive tyre market to be valued at $645bn by 2027

The global automotive tyre market expects an overall robust growth rate during the forecast period with a CAGR of 6.3% and will have an anticipated value of about US$645 billion by end-2027. Passenger vehicles are expected to lead the global…

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Kobe Steel takes over L&T jv in India

April 19, 2019
Kobe Steel takes over L&T jv in India

Japanese rubber machinery maker Kobe Steel has taken full control ofits Indian tyre/rubber machinery joint venture, L&T Kobelco Machinery (LTKM). LTKM began as a joint venture in 2010 with 51% held by Indian firm Larsen & Toubro and the remaining…

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Kraibon: the best of both worlds from Kraiburg Rubber

April 17, 2019
Kraibon: the best of both worlds from Kraiburg Rubber

At the recently concluded plastics and rubber show in Seoul, South Korea, Koplas 2019, Germany’s Kraiburg Rubber was promoting its Kraibon elastomers for lightweight construction of automobiles, which is a key issue in modern vehicle production processes, while taking into…

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Marangoni GRP adds Chennai Ringtread franchisee

April 17, 2019
Marangoni GRP adds Chennai Ringtread franchisee

Indo-Italian JV Marangoni GRP (MGPL) has introduced a new entrant into the commercialtyre retreading business with Ringtread franchise eXtramiles in Chennai, India. Giuseppe Marangoni, Vice President of Marangoni Group, and Harsh Gandhi, Joint Managing Director of GRP inaugurated the franchisee…

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Retread tyres market sales projected to increase by US$9 mn

April 17, 2019
Retread tyres market sales projected to increase by US$9 mn

The global retread tyres market value is expected to increase by a CAGR of 4.6% during the 2018-2028 forecast period as reported by Future Market Insights (FMI) – the global sales of retread tyres are estimated to be valued at…

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TARRC’s world-first seismic testing machine for rubber bearings

April 16, 2019
TARRC’s world-first seismic testing machine for rubber bearings

The Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC), the UK-based laboratory of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) has opened a new US$2.8 million Engineering Laboratory in Hertford, UK, that will provide and support the global earthquake community with a research and…

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Vipal’s distributor opens new European training centre

April 16, 2019
Vipal’s distributor opens new European training centre

Tyre retreader Vipal Rubber’s Bulgarian distributor Basvulk recently inaugurated a new training centre specifically to train customers, in the city of Kyustendil, Bulgaria. The Basvulk centre offers training opportunities on excellence and the correct application of materials during the repairing…

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Pyrolyx to supply rCB to Continental

April 16, 2019
Pyrolyx to supply rCB to Continental

German Pyrolyx has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with German tyre manufacturer Continental that details a five-year supply agreement for 10,000-15,000 tonnes per annum of recovered Carbon Black (rCB). The minimum five-year supply agreement requires the development of an…

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Bridgestone supports research for surface mobility in space

April 16, 2019
Bridgestone supports research for surface mobility in space

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation’s (Toyota) international space exploration mission includes expanding the domain of human activity and developing intellectual property on space exploration. Bridgestone Corporation will be a part of this mission with JAXA…

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