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Gloves: Cleanroom disposable gloves: technology advancements

Gloves: Cleanroom disposable gloves: technology advancements

Cleanroom disposabl e gloves market players are embracing advanc ed technology to ensure the gloves provide comfort and act as a barrier for contaminants , according to this report by Big Market Resea

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Machinery News: New development for stress relaxation tests in liquid

Machinery News: New development for stress relaxation tests in liquid

Stress relaxation tests on rubber materials are useful for determining rubber properties. Swedish firm Elastocon that develops testing equipment has introduced a new ALE (Aeration and Liquid Exchange)

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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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[UPDATED] Hartalega lays off almost 10% of workforce due to increasing costs

August 24, 2016
[UPDATED] Hartalega lays off almost 10% of workforce due to increasing costs

Update 8/25/2016: A statement from Hartalega Holdings Bhd Managing Director KuanMun Leong clarifies that the 600 workers were not laid off or fired, as previously reported, and that the reduction of the headcount was not due to increasing costs or…

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Michelin begins construction of passenger tyre plant in Central Mexico

August 24, 2016
Michelin begins construction of passenger tyre plant in Central Mexico

Michelin Group recently held an official ground-breaking and traditional first stone ceremony with honored government dignitaries, key customers and company leaders at the new site of its 69th global plant in León, Guanajuato, in central Mexico. The new plant, Michelin…

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Biodegradable rubber tyres could be the answer to reducing tyre waste

August 24, 2016
Biodegradable rubber tyres could be the answer to reducing tyre waste

Scrap tyres have been a problem for environmentalists for decades. They pile up in landfills, have fed enormous toxic fires, harbor pests and get burned for fuel. According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), nearly 270 million tyres were discarded…

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Dunlop still the official tyre of Canadian Superbike Championship

August 22, 2016
Dunlop still the official tyre of Canadian Superbike Championship

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires has agreed to extend their support of the Mopar CSBK Canadian National motorcycle road racing championship for another three years, until the completion of the 2019 racing season. Following a meeting at Dunlop Head Office in Buffalo,…

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Michelin Tweel increases airless radial tyre supplies

August 22, 2016
Michelin Tweel increases airless radial tyre supplies

The manufacturer of the award-winning Michelin X Tweel airless radial tyre, Michelin Tweel Technologies, has increased its supply of the 12N16.5 XTweel SSL Hard Surface for operators who work on harsh paved or hard surfaces. The Tweel SSL Hard Surface,…

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Saudi Arabia’s tyre market to grow at 10.8% CAGR until 2026, says report

August 22, 2016
Saudi Arabia’s tyre market to grow at 10.8% CAGR until 2026, says report

A new report by Persistence Market Research estimates Saudi Arabia’s tyre market to hit US$2.12 billion by the end of this year and to grow at a CAGR of 10.8% for the forecast period of 2016 to 2026. This market…

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US DOC: No anti-dumping duty for Indian pneumatic OTR tyres

August 19, 2016
US DOC: No anti-dumping duty for Indian pneumatic OTR tyres

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced a negative preliminary determination for anti-dumping (AD) duties on new pneumatic off-the-road tyres (OTR) from India in a petition filed earlier this year by the United Steelworkers (USW) and Titan International, Inc.…

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Sanok takes equityin China’s Qingdao Meteor Rubber & Plastics

August 19, 2016
Sanok takes equityin China’s Qingdao Meteor Rubber & Plastics

Polish manufacturer Sanok Rubber Company, formerly known as Stomil Sanok, has recently acquired 100% stakes in China’s Qingdao Meteor Rubber & Plastics from the US-Chinese SIDA Corporation, making it the company’s sole shareholder. Before the deal, Sanok owned 20% of…

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Continental plans EUR35-mn Taraxagum facility in Anklam, Germany

August 19, 2016
Continental plans EUR35-mn Taraxagum facility in Anklam, Germany

As part of its plans to industrialise the cultivation and processing of the dandelion rubber, Taraxagum, Continental is planning to invest EUR35 million in the “Taraxagum Lab Anklam” research facility located in Anklam, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. This project is in…

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Trelleborg further enhances AVS business with new acquisition

August 19, 2016
Trelleborg further enhances AVS business with new acquisition

Trelleborg continues their strategy to enhance their anti-vibration business operation with the acquisition of Schwab Vibration Control, an international manufacturer of vibration control components and system solutions. Schwab Vibration Control is a Velten, Germany-based company with offices in Switzerland and…

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