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Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Modern medical devices aid in early detection and treatment of diseases, as well as help in improving the quality of life of patients with disabilities. This increasing...

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Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

There are no lagging moments for the medical devices market worldwide, as demand is growing, against the backdrop of expanding healthcare expenditure as a result of universal healthcare reforms; as we

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Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Various industries that are reliant on high performance and quality rubbers are advancing at a past pace. Today, opportunities and challenges, alike, are shaping...

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Tyre Sector: Living on the edge with airless tyres

Tyre Sector: Living on the edge with airless tyres

No-flat tyres were almost inconceivable with the proliferation of the ubiquitous pneumatic tyres. However, with the advent of airless tyres, the..

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Synthetic Rubber: Arlanxeo making strides in the Asian sector

Synthetic Rubber: Arlanxeo making strides in the Asian sector

Synthetic rubber company Arlanxeo appointed Joosang Kim as Managing Director of Arlanxeo Singapore Pte Ltd, effective 1 February 2018. He replaces Georges Barbey...

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Silicone Rubber: Bio-inspired soft robots are coming

Silicone Rubber: Bio-inspired soft robots are coming

Robotics designs have diversified from rigid to flexible, in a bid to make a new breed of agile robots that mimic the locomotion...

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Glut in global rubber affects Ivory Coast

August 17, 2018
Glut in global rubber affects Ivory Coast

Rubber trees take six to seven years to mature before they can be tapped, a process which involves making incisions in the tree’s bark to allow its milky sap to collect in a cup attached to the trunk “We’re not…

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FinTyre gets green light from EC to purchase Reifen

August 17, 2018
FinTyre gets green light from EC to purchase Reifen

Italy-based European FinTyre Distribution Limited (EfTD), one of the largest Pan European tyre distributors, has been given the green light by the European Commission (EC) to acquire privately held Reifen Krieg Group, a leading full-range tyre wholesaler in Germany, a deal…

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Sumitomo starts up South African plant for truck/bus tyres

August 17, 2018
Sumitomo starts up South African plant for truck/bus tyres

Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) says that the group’s South African factory in Ladysmith has started producing tyres for trucks and buses, with an aimed capacity by 2020 of 750 tyres/day. With the aim of ensuring a stable supply of truck…

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Magna Tyres Group expanding OTR tyre production at the Hardenberg (NL) plant

August 17, 2018
Magna Tyres Group expanding OTR tyre production at the Hardenberg (NL) plant

As an industry leader, and currently the fastest growing OTR company in the world, Magna Tyres Group is committed to delivering the premium quality and guaranteeing the product availability demanded by its ever-growing customer base. Earlier this year Magna Tyres…

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KCC considering purchase of Momentive

August 14, 2018
KCC considering purchase of Momentive

A consortium led by South Korean construction materials maker KCC Corporation is looking at acquiring Momentive Performance Materials, a US-based silicone manufacturer, in a deal that could be valued at US$1.8 billion, according to a report in a local South…

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Continental buys Australian tyre service firm

August 14, 2018
Continental buys Australian tyre service firm

Germany’s Continental is to purchase Australia’s Kmart Tyre and Auto Service (KTAS) from its current owner, Wesfarmers Limited, for A$350 million. KTAS has around 258 outlets employing more than 1,200 staff in the country. The core business of KTAS comprises…

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Marangoni launches India’s first Ringtread franchisee in Cochin

August 14, 2018
Marangoni launches India’s first Ringtread franchisee in Cochin

Italy’s tyre maker Marangoni’s joint venture company in India for commercial vehicle retreading, Marangoni GRP Private Limited (MGPL), has launched its first full service Ringread franchisee in India at Cochin, Kerala – Autobahn Retreading – part of Autobahn Trucking Corporation…

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Yokohama terminates technology tie-up with Kumho Tires

August 10, 2018
Yokohama terminates technology tie-up with Kumho Tires

Japan’s Yokohama Rubber says that it has terminated its four-year old technology tie-up with Kumho Tire Co., effective July, after China’s Qingdao Doublestar bought a 45% stake in Kumho this year, becoming its largest shareholder. Yokohama Rubber and Kumho Tire…

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Vibracoustic invests EUR4 mn in expansion of Polish plant

August 10, 2018
Vibracoustic invests EUR4 mn in expansion of Polish plant

Vibracoustic, a provider of vibration control solutions for the automotive industry, is expanding its Polish plant Sroda Slaska I with an investment of around EUR4 million. With this, the company says it seeks to expand its leading market position and…

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Bridgestone investing EUR160 mn in Polish tyre plant

August 10, 2018
Bridgestone investing EUR160 mn in Polish tyre plant

Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre manufacturer, plans to invest around EUR 164.24 million in its plant in Pozna?, Western Poland, by 2022, to boost its capacity by 30%, the company said recently. The planned investments include the purchase of modern…

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(Last Updated: 16 Aug 2018)

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