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Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

This technical paper by Melanie Wiedemeier-Jarad and Dr. Hermann-Josef Weidenhaupt of Lanxess GmbH, Germany, explores the interaction between sulphur...

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No barriers to growth for Malaysian glove makers

No barriers to growth for Malaysian glove makers

Malaysia dominates the global rubber industry, supplying more than half the world’s glove requirements. It is well positioned to do so for reasons such as its natural rubber resources...

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Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Fluctuating supply and prices o f latex rubber and a growing demand for more eco-friendly technologies are antecedent to the development o f a flourishing green tyre sector...

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Slow, steady gain for Asian rubber in 2017

The Asian rubber industry is no stranger to fluctuations in commodity prices and upshot of market mechanisms. This year has jump started with improved rubber prices, compared to earlier quarters of la

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Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Mired by the current tight supply and high prices, brought on by an increase in oil prices , the synthetic rubber sector is facing challenging times...

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Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

The new facility is a key addition to the Charleston site’s supply chain, with an expected annual capacity of 13,000 metric tonnes.

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Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

The first-ever Industry Summit in the rapidly developing and expanding field of nanoaugmented materials was held on 14–16 November at the birthplace of the world’s...

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Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Not only is Asia a major producer of rubber , but the region is also a burgeoning market for global tyre manufacturers ...

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Materials: Biorubber on a roll

Materials: Biorubber on a roll

The lucrative demand for rubber is taking a toll on forest areas in Asia. But tyre and car makers are taking action by developing the rubber-yielding potentials of plants and renewable materials,in th

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ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO will make its debut at the K2016 show this year, held from 19-26 October in Düsseldorf, Germany. The newly formed joint venture company for synthetic rubber faces the world stage at K, repre

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Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

The introduction o f the EN16350:2014 standard, which deal s wi th the electrostatic characteristics of protective gloves in July 2015 meant that manufacturers had to look at new ways to match ...

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Materials News: Composites: going bone-deep into medical applications

Materials News: Composites: going bone-deep into medical applications

Polymer composites, reinforced plastics and advanced composites have been used in the manufacture of medical prostheses and implants over the last decade. Advanced composites, containing approximately

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India’s Rubber Board addresses growers’ worries

May 29, 2017
India’s Rubber Board addresses growers’ worries

Rubber Board, India chairman and executive director A. Ajith Kumar met with representatives from various rubber-producing societies in the country in an effort to address the concerns of growers on the restructuring of the natural rubber sector. Addressing a meeting…

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Toyo Tires participates in US National Tire Safety Week

May 29, 2017
Toyo Tires participates in US National Tire Safety Week

The National Tire Safety Week in the US, running May 28 to June 3, 2017, is designed educate motorists and spread awareness on the importance of tyre safety and proper maintenance. It is presented by the US Tire Manufacturers Association…

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Malaysia’s rubber industry urged to increase automation

May 29, 2017
Malaysia’s rubber industry urged to increase automation

Rubber industry players in Malaysia have been urged by the country’s Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister, Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, to focus on increasing the use of automation in order to reduce the size of the labour force. He…

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Cabot to build new fumed silica plant in Kentucky

May 26, 2017
Cabot to build new fumed silica plant in Kentucky

Cabot Corporation, a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, will be building a new world-class fumed silica plant in Carrollton, Kentucky in the US. The new facility will allow Cabot to continue to meet the market demand for its…

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Yokohama Rubber to increase tyre output capacity in China

May 26, 2017
Yokohama Rubber to increase tyre output capacity in China

Japanese tyre company Yokohama Rubber will increase its production capacity in China for passenger car tyres to 13.6 million units a year by 2020, up nearly 50% from 9.35 million units in 2016, as it looks to boost business with…

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Top Glove to acquire two plants in US$9.06 mn deal

May 26, 2017
Top Glove to acquire two plants in US$9.06 mn deal

Malaysian rubber glove manufacturer Top Glove has announced plans to acquire two plants in a US$9.06million (RM39 million) deal as part of its efforts to achieve 30% global market share from the current level of 25%. Analysts say the deal…

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SRI unveils new tyre sensing technology

May 24, 2017
SRI unveils new tyre sensing technology

Japanese tyre and rubber company Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) has developed a new tyre sensing technology that can detect road conditions, tyre load and other information by analysing the wheel speed signals that are generated by the rotation of…

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Petropolymer to build US$300mn NBR plant in Johor

May 24, 2017
Petropolymer to build US$300mn NBR plant in Johor

Malaysian glove manufacturer Petropolymer Sdn Bhd has announced its plans to build a US$300 million (RM1.29 billion) acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) facility in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi in Johor, Malaysia to keep up with the high demand for the raw material…

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RMA relaunches as US Tire Manufacturers Association

May 24, 2017
RMA relaunches as US Tire Manufacturers Association

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), the national trade association for tyre manufacturers in the US, relaunched under the brand new banner of the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).The USTMA also unveiled its rebranded and newly designed website for the new…

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Freudenberg plans new site in India; EUR15 million investment

May 24, 2017
Freudenberg plans new site in India; EUR15 million investment

Diversified technology company that produces seals and nonwovens to household products and lubricants, Freudenberg, continues to expand its activities in Asia. The group will start with the construction of a new production facility in autumn 2017 in Chennai, India, producing…

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Monthly The prices shown above do not include VAT @4% on purchase and expenses towards packing, transportation, warehousing  and other incidentals


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