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Driving millennials more familiar with emojis than tyre warning light – study

Driving millennials more familiar with emojis than tyre warning light – study

The study conducted by Zeno Research & Insights, involved an online survey among 1,075 US adults aged 18+ who have a driver's license and access to a vehicle.

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Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

As the global natural rubber market hits record growth, how does this relate to the environment? Experts and tyre companies weigh in on the environmental impact of rubber demand to work on solutions..

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Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Hit by trade wars and economic volatilities, the synthetic rubber sector is anchoring in the robust automotive sector to stay afloat...

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Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Industry stakeholders are taking up the challenge of securing rubber supply without letting up on efforts to ensure food security, energy efficiency, human rights, and environmental integrity...

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Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

The market for cost-effective and sustainable retread tyres is growing with companies joining forces and launching innovations...

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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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Chinese rubber chem producer gets nod for TBBS project trial run

January 23, 2019
Chinese rubber chem producer gets nod for TBBS project trial run

Shandong Sunsine Chemical Co, Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of  China Sunsine Chemical Holdings Ltd,  a specialty rubber chemicals producer and global leader in the production and supply of rubber accelerators obtained the Government’s approval for the trial run of…

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Bridgestone to acquire TomTom’s digital fleet business for EUR910 mn

January 22, 2019
Bridgestone to acquire TomTom’s digital fleet business for EUR910 mn

Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation in EMEA, has entered into an agreement with TomTom to acquire its telematics business, for a cash consideration of EUR910 million. The transaction is anticipated to be completed latest in the 2nd…

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Shepherd to expand European ops

January 22, 2019
Shepherd to expand European ops

US-based lubricant additives firm Shepherd Chemical is investing US$8.5 million to expand its Mirecourt, France European operation. The projected growth path at the Mirecourt location includes the addition of a third reactor, a new warehouse, and upgraded R&D pilot facilities.…

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TPC elastomers growing; demand from auto/substitution sectors

January 22, 2019
TPC elastomers growing; demand from auto/substitution sectors

The thermoplastic copolyester (TPC) elastomers market is set to witness moderate to high growth in 2019, with demand expected to surpass 180,000 tonnes, with a CAGR of 4.5% between 2019 and 2027. The demand is likely to benefit from broader…

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AirBoss expands mixing capabilities in US, Canada plants

January 18, 2019
AirBoss expands mixing capabilities in US, Canada plants

Canada-headquartered AirBoss of America Corp’s Rubber Solutions segment is expanding its mixing capabilities at its plants in Scotland Neck, North Carolina and Kitchener, Ontario. The company, which develops, manufactures and markets high-quality, proprietary rubber-based products to various industries, including automotive,…

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Scopic unveils detectable masterbatches for rubber, silicone

January 18, 2019
Scopic unveils detectable masterbatches for rubber, silicone

UK based Scopic, a leading provider of X-ray and metal detectable plastic technology is offering detectable masterbatches for silicone and rubber, which embed metal and/or X-ray detectable properties into the end material. Such masterbatches are manufactured from a range of…

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Thai Gov’t unrolls 20-year masterplan for rubber sector

January 16, 2019
Thai Gov’t unrolls 20-year masterplan for rubber sector

A 20-year roadmap for the rubber sector, spanning 2017 to 2036 has been launched by the Rubber Authority of Thailand, aiming to enhance rubber processing and promotion of domestic consumption. According to Yiam Thawarorit, acting Governor of Rubber Authority of…

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Enviro’s oil from end-of-life tyres can be used as fuel, says RISE

January 15, 2019
Enviro’s oil from end-of-life tyres can be used as fuel, says RISE

Sweden’s Enviro, a company developing, building and operating industrial plants for material recovery from End of Life Tyres (ELT), has formulated pyrolysis oil that can be used as fuel. That is the conclusion reached by RISE (Research Institute of Sweden)…

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Vietnam inaugurates new rubber processing plant in Son La

January 14, 2019
Vietnam inaugurates new rubber processing plant in Son La

The Viet Nam Rubber Group opened its new US$4.8 million-rubber latex processing plant, in the northern province of Son La. The plant, which started construction in early 2018, and spanning 16 hectares in Thuan Chau’s Tong Lenh commune,  has two…

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China, Sri Lanka in talks for rubber based FTZ

January 14, 2019
China, Sri Lanka in talks for rubber based FTZ

The Vice Governor of China’s Hainan province, Shen Danyang and Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake in Colombo have recently discussed China’s plans to establish a  rubber based Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Sri Lanka. Likewise present were officials of the Chinese…

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(Last Updated: 22 Jan 2019)

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