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Trade war strains US ag sector; China eyes India’s rubber goods market

As the love-hate trade relationship between the US and China ensues, the rest of the world shield their industries from shakeups and breakup...

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Gloves Industry: Malaysia, hand-in-glove with the rubber glove market

Though competition is tight in the gloves industry, according to Malaysia’s industry players, nobody is backing down from meeting the rising global demand for gloves...

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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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Double Coin’s Thai production at full capacity

June 17, 2019
Double Coin’s Thai production at full capacity

China’s Double Coin off-road (OTR) and radial truck/bus tyres (TBR) production plant in Rayong, Thailand, is now operating at full capacity and able to fulfill container-level orders for the industry, according to the China Manufacturer’s Alliance (CMA). CMA is the…

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Bridgestone launches new lightweight tyres for improved performance

June 14, 2019
Bridgestone launches new lightweight tyres for improved performance

Tokyo-based tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has engineered a specialised touring tyre that redistributes and reduces product weight and tyre rolling resistance by up to 10% and 20% respectively for minimal trade-off in wear performance. The breakthrough “Enliten” technology features a thin…

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Continental runs US10mn Texan tyre testing centre

June 14, 2019
Continental runs US10mn Texan tyre testing centre

Continental’s US division has opened doors at its Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center in Uvalde County, Texas. The US$10 million passenger/light truck tyre testing facility, part of the company’s Vision 2025 global expansion strategy, begun testing in months back although the…

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SBR market to grow by US$8.2bn by 2026

June 14, 2019
SBR market to grow by US$8.2bn by 2026

Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) derivatives are of great use in automotive and industrial applications. It is estimated that the SBR market, from a moderate CAGR growth of 4.3%,will value at over US$8.2 billion by 2026. Robust growth in the global…

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Continental invests EUR100m into Portuguese production

June 13, 2019
Continental invests EUR100m into Portuguese production

Premium tyre manufacturer Continental is set to expand its production facilities in Lousado, Portugal, with investments amounting to EUR100 million which will employ cutting-edge technology and create about 100 new jobs. Christian Kötz, of the Executive Board at Continental, said…

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Kenda moving US tyre production out of China

June 12, 2019
Kenda moving US tyre production out of China

Taiwan’s Kenda Rubber is in the process of relocating its tyre production from the mainland to other Asian countries amid US-China trade angst. The stiff tariffs affecting Kenda’s US orders would otherwise add to other Chinese exports totaling US$65 million…

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Dow lends PU binder solutions to Swiss Olympic Museum

June 12, 2019
Dow lends PU binder solutions to Swiss Olympic Museum

Dow’s patented polyurethane (PU) binder technology has been used in completion of an interactive running track exhibit at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. The project also features Kraiburg Relastec’s floor covering, which together provides optimal hardness and elasticity for…

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Toyoda Gosei invests in robotics service provider

June 12, 2019
Toyoda Gosei invests in robotics service provider

Japanese maker of rubber and plastics automotive parts Toyoda Gosei Co. has invested1 in QBIT Robotics Corporation (Tokyo, Japan), a provider of robotics services, to accelerate development of a practical robot hand with tactile sense using e-Rubber sensors. The investment…

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Trelleborg expands Bulgarian LSR manufacturing facility

June 10, 2019
Trelleborg expands Bulgarian LSR manufacturing facility

Swedish giant Trelleborg’s Sealing Solutions business has opened its expanded Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) manufacturing facility in the town of Pernik, western Bulgaria. The added production and warehouse space after its 2018 construction will see improved molding and tool design/making…

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Maxxis India to supply tyres for Hero’s scooters

June 10, 2019
Maxxis India to supply tyres for Hero’s scooters

Indian tyre manufacturer Maxxis India has signed a strategic OEM deal with Hero MotoCorp to provide 90/100-10 M6000 53J front and rear tyres for the two-wheeler major’s upcoming scooters. The M6000 tyres are designed for scooter strength and safety –…

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