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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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Reinventing the wheel

Reinventing the wheel

This article by Kazunori Tago, Member of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of Bridgestone Asia Pacific, explores the latest airless tyres and the launch of these futuristic tyres...

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Biorubber can boost rubber security

Biorubber can boost rubber security

Due to the shortfall in natural rubber, major car makers are working with researchers to develop sustainable plant-based rubber, says...

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The low-profile success of Vietnam as a rubber producer

The low-profile success of Vietnam as a rubber producer

Vietnam’s rise to the ranks as the third largest rubber producer globally, came through a series of economic transitioning spurred by eco-political reforms as well as regional partnerships...

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Latest Headlines

Continental enters negotiations to build new Hanover headquarters

June 24, 2016
Continental enters negotiations to build new Hanover headquarters

Global technology company Continental has officially entered concrete, detailed negotiations with the city of Hanover regarding the location near the Pferdeturmas the site for its future headquarters.The focus here is on the possible acquisition of two areas north and south…

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Wacker increases silicone elastomer production to meet Asian demand

June 24, 2016
Wacker increases silicone elastomer production to meet Asian demand

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its Jincheon, South Korea production capacity for silicone elastomers. This comes as the Wacker’s response to the growing regional demand for silicone elastomers in the construction, electronics and automotive industries. Construction work will officially start…

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Arlanxeo opens rubber business headquarters in Netherlands

June 24, 2016
Arlanxeo opens rubber business headquarters in Netherlands

Arlanxeo Holding B.V.’s new corporate headquarters was officially opened in Maastricht, Netherlands on June 22. The company will now control its synthetic rubber business operations around the world from its Maastrict headquarters. “After the launch at the beginning of April,…

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Biesterfeld creates new performance rubber business division

June 22, 2016
Biesterfeld creates new performance rubber business division

The Biesterfeld Group founded a new business division, Biesterfeld Performance Rubber GmbH, which combines all international business activities for the rubber processing industry. Its aim is to further strategically develop the rubber business while strengthening the group’s role as a…

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Tyre shopping website rolls out across the US

June 22, 2016
Tyre shopping website rolls out across the US

RightTurn, a website that offers a simple tyre shopping experience, is now available to consumers across the United States after piloting Dallas/Fort Worth and Cleveland.According to Jane Lamb, Chief Marketing Officer, RightTurn now offers certified installation at more than 8,000…

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BRB opens RM45 mn silicone synthesis plant in Malaysia

June 22, 2016
BRB opens RM45 mn silicone synthesis plant in Malaysia

BRB International BV, the Netherlands-based manufacturer and supplier of silicones, additives, chemicals, and lubricants to various international industries, has successfully finalised and opened its new BRB Silicone Synthesis SdnBhd in Malaysia on June 2. With the grand opening of the…

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Filipino rubber farmers looking to increase production

June 20, 2016
Filipino rubber farmers looking to increase production

Rubber farmers from the North Cotabato, Philippines are depending on the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) to help alleviate their situation through a program that will put in place village-level processing facilities. A statement by the PRDP quoted one of…

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Toyo Tires backs initiative for natural rubber sustainability

June 20, 2016
Toyo Tires backs initiative for natural rubber sustainability

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. announced its voluntary support and participation in the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i), an effort initiated by the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) to ensure the sustainability of natural rubber as a resource. IRSG…

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Bridgestone offers road tyre safety tips for Asia Pacific consumers

June 20, 2016
Bridgestone offers road tyre safety tips for Asia Pacific consumers

Safety on the road should be a prevailing concern for drivers all the time. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the populace from Asia Pacific countries are especially vulnerable to road accidents, with the total number of road traffic…

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Indian rubber entrepreneurs to explore new markets in Taiwan, South Korea

June 17, 2016
Indian rubber entrepreneurs to explore new markets  in Taiwan,  South Korea

A delegation comprised of rubber industry entrepreneurs from India will visit Taiwan and South Korea next week to explore new markets and joint venture opportunities, share best practices, and expand business and technology collaborations. All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA)…

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Automotive

  • Bridgestone tyres OE on 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    March 15, 2016 | 9:38 am

    Two Bridgestone-brand Dueler tyres are featured as original equipment on the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the latest generation of the most awarded SUV ever. Engineered to exceed the...

  • Kumho designs futuristic tyre for SUV
    March 1, 2016 | 7:55 am

    Kumho designed the futuristic all-terrain tyres fitted to the Hyundai Carlino compact SUV unveiled at this month’s Auto Expo 2016 in Delhi. The collaboration between the South...

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    January 21, 2016 | 8:19 am

    The new Ford Focus RS will be exclusively equipped with Michelin tyres. The Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyre, in the dimension 235/35/19, will be fitted on the Focus RS as standard...

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