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Silica: nano-sized solution for sustainable tyres

Silica: nano-sized solution for sustainable tyres

Measuring from as miniscule as 2 nanometres, specialty silica can impart sustainability in tyres, thus driving demand. It is impossible to imagine vehicles without fossil fuels. Globally, transportati

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Cultivating opportunities in the Philippine rubber sector

Rubber, a top agro-commodity, is being groomed as a key contributor to the nat ional economic development of the Philippines, says Angelica Buan...

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Silicone: a hit for medical applications

Silicone: a hit for medical applications

Silicone stands out in medical applications, owing to its suitable properties, including biocompatibility to human tissue , resistance to bacteria and corrosion, sterilisability, and being odourless ,

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Glove Sector: Buoyant prospects and overcoming challenges

Glove Sector: Buoyant prospects and overcoming challenges

Industry developments offer Malaysian glove makers to expand amid the challenges, while the clampdown on powdered gloves by the US FDA will see a switch to non-powdered ones...

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Footwear Industry: Putting the best foot forward with TPPA

Footwear Industry: Putting the best foot forward with TPPA

Signed ear ly thi s year , the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has had mixed reactions from the various sectors of partner countries. Non-membe r countries that are being urged to join are

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Tyre designs accelerate the industry’s market potentials

Tyre designs accelerate the industry’s market potentials

From pneumatic tyres to self-healing and conc ept tyr e s , innovat ions in tyr e de s igns keep the industry on track for growth, says...

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An elastic growth for synthetic rubber

An elastic growth for synthetic rubber

The oil price decline and weakened economies may be nocuous for a number of sectors, but not for the synthetic rubber sector, which is due for further expansion in the coming years, say...

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Putting the brakes on road traffic noise

Putting the brakes on road traffic noise

Second to air pollution, road traffic noise is a health hazard that can be remedied with a sustainable antidote – rubberised roads, according to...

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Detoxifying latex for safer work and play applications

Detoxifying latex for safer work and play applications

Studies say that latex-based products like gloves, medical devices and balloons can result in users falling ill. Find out why and what advances have been made to prevent this, in this report by...

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Will the rubber sector flourish in the AEC?

Will the rubber sector flourish in the AEC?

The rubber sector is highlighted in the AEC programme as a priority sector, yet how it is going to be integrated and its future seems to remain a grey area, says...

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Myanmar’s “invisible” rubber tracts

Myanmar’s “invisible” rubber tracts

Myanmar is pushing for industrial competence amidst tensions over agricultural and biodiversity losses, says...

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Self-healing tyres the way forward

Self-healing tyres the way forward

Sulphur vulcanisation has for the longest time been the only way of making inflatable tyres since they were invented. But now researchers are about to reinvent the wheel, by offering a simple way...

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Cost-saving natural rubber lining developed for mining industry

July 29, 2016
Cost-saving natural rubber lining developed for mining industry

A natural rubber lining designed for mining called EnduraflexVE210TN has been recently released by Blair Rubber Co., the world’s leading supplier of high performance, corrosion-resistant rubber linings. The company understands the demands of the mining industry, and know that mine…

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Kesoram to invest Rs6 bn towards tyre, cement business

July 29, 2016
Kesoram to invest Rs6 bn towards tyre, cement business

Kesoram Industries Limited, under the B K Birla Group of Companies, plans to invest Rs6 billion during the current fiscal year into the tyre business and to acquire mining land. “We are planning to invest Rs 600 crore in 2016-17.…

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New trackbeds in Spain use rubber from waste tyres

July 29, 2016
New trackbeds in Spain use rubber from waste tyres

A new material that incorporates rubber from used tyres has been developed researchers from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, the rail company AZVI and the University of Seville for use in the sub-ballast layer of train tracks. The…

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3D printed objects made of recycled rubber tyres

July 27, 2016
3D printed objects made of recycled rubber tyres

Emerging Objects, a San Francisco Bay Area-based independent 3D printing “make-tank”, has found a way to effectively repurpose and recycle discarded tyresinto 3D printing materials. “We envision using this material to make 3D printed outdoor furniture and as 3D printed…

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International experts discuss four RFID tyre tags international standards

July 27, 2016
International experts discuss four RFID tyre tags international standards

The Four RFID Tyre Tags International Standards Kick-off Meeting, attended by 24 experts from China, France, US, Italy, Germany and UK, was held in Brussels, Germany from July 11 to 14. The formulation of four RFID tyre tags international standards…

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LG Chem to triple elastomer production by 2018

July 27, 2016
LG Chem to triple elastomer production by 2018

South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd. recently announced its plans to invest KRW400 billion (around US$351.6 million) in building the country’s largest elastomer facility to meet growing demand and application of the polymer with rubber and plastic features. The 59,400 sq…

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Colombia opens Latin America’s first large-tyre recycling plant

July 25, 2016
Colombia opens Latin America’s first large-tyre recycling plant

Latin America’s first large-tyre recycling plant was inaugurated by Colombian mining company Carbones del Cerrejon Ltd. The facility will export part of its production to other countries in the region and to Asia. The plant in Albania, a municipality in…

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Malaysia launches rubber production incentive scheme this month

July 25, 2016
Malaysia launches rubber production incentive scheme this month

A Rubber Production Incentive (IPG) scheme was launched this month by the Malaysia Rubber Board (MRB). Under the scheme, there will be a payment of 25 sen per kg for cup lump at farm-gate level (50% dry rubber content) in…

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Global rubber processing demand to hit 1.5 mn metric tonnes by 2020

July 25, 2016
Global rubber processing demand to hit 1.5 mn metric tonnes by 2020

Worldwide demand for rubber processing chemicals is expected to increase 4.4% each year through 2020 to 1.5 million metric tonnes, according to World Rubber Processing Chemicals, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm. This growth…

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ContiTech to invest EUR20 mn for a new automotive hose plant in China

July 22, 2016
ContiTech to invest EUR20 mn for a new automotive hose plant in China

During a delegation trip through Germany headed by Dr. GuoShuqing, Governor of Shandong province, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed with ContiTech regarding the construction of a new automotive hose plant in Qingdao, China. ContiTech plans to invest…

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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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