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World Rubber Summit 2019: New paths for the rubber economy

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

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

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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Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

As the global natural rubber market hits record growth, how does this relate to the environment? Experts and tyre companies weigh in on the environmental impact of rubber demand to work on solutions..

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Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Hit by trade wars and economic volatilities, the synthetic rubber sector is anchoring in the robust automotive sector to stay afloat...

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Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Industry stakeholders are taking up the challenge of securing rubber supply without letting up on efforts to ensure food security, energy efficiency, human rights, and environmental integrity...

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SBR market to witness upsurge of sales by 2026 – study

February 15, 2019
SBR market to witness upsurge of sales by 2026 – study

Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) is expected to have a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3% by the end of 2026, according to report. The Future Market Insights forecast that SBR will have a sales increase of US$ 8.2…

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SoKor rolls out high-tech tyres to catch up with car market

February 14, 2019
SoKor rolls out high-tech tyres to catch up with car market

Korean tyre manufacturers are catching up with the fast-changing car market by developing innovative and high-tech tyre products. Currently, Kumho Tire is developing plastic tyres which will not become flat. The futuristic tyres are made up of special plastic materials which will…

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NR up by 35% due to fall in output, rise in demand

February 14, 2019
NR up by 35% due to fall in output, rise in demand

Due to fall in production and rise in consumption, natural rubber (NR) imports to India increase by 35%. For nine months, imports rise at 4,490,088 tonne from a year ago according to Rubber Board data. Rubber import stood at 4,790,670…

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Bridgestone to build racing tyre plant in US

February 12, 2019
Bridgestone to build racing tyre plant in US

Bridgestone Americas announced its plan to build a plant for Firestone race tyres in Akron, Ohio at an event in Indianapolis that featured racing legend Mario Andretti, and veteran IndyCar driver and team owner Ed Carpenter. The construction of the…

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Cambodia faces revenue losses even with higher rubber exports

February 11, 2019
Cambodia faces revenue losses even with higher rubber exports

Cambodia lost 4% year-on-year from dry rubber exports despite an increase in shipments. The Khmer nation reportedly increased 15% of exportation of dry rubber amounting to 217,500 tonnes, However, because the price of the commodity fell to US$1,319 per tonne…

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Maxxis, Lets Ride certify first women riders in India

February 11, 2019
Maxxis, Lets Ride certify first women riders in India

The sub-company of Maxxis Group, Maxxis India and the Delhi-based motorcycle rental and tour adventure company, Lets Ryde granted #Licence To Freedom certificate to 10 women riders after completing the riders training programme under Women in Front, the two companies…

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US engineers unveil 3D-printed self-healing rubber material

February 11, 2019
US engineers unveil 3D-printed self-healing rubber material

 A 3D-printed rubber material with self-healing properties has been developed by a team of US engineers from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. Published in NPG Asia Materials, the 3D-printing method photopolymerisation,whereby light is used to solidify…

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China synthetic rubber leaps in bounds in 2023 – report

February 8, 2019
China synthetic rubber leaps in bounds in 2023 – report

China’s synthetic rubber sees growth in 2023, according to an industry report. The Global and China Synthetic Rubber (BR, SBR, EPR, IIR, NBR, Butadiene, Styrene, Rubber Additive) Industry Report, 2018-2023 said that a growth rate of around 6% for synthetic…

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GPSNR paves way for sustainable NR platform

February 8, 2019
GPSNR paves way for sustainable NR platform

More than 50 natural rubber stakeholders met in Singapore for a workshop featuring founding members of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR), an independent platform to improve the natural rubber value chain, to align the organisation to a…

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VMI opens new service centre in Thailand

February 8, 2019
VMI opens new service centre in Thailand

VMI, a Netherland-based producer of tyre manufacturing machinery, opens a new service centre in Chon Buri Province, Thailand. The Thailand facility is the company’s ninth service centre. The service center employs engineers to provide support to VMI customers; and is…

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(Last Updated: 12 Feb 2019)

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