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Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

The introduction o f the EN16350:2014 standard, which deal s wi th the electrostatic characteristics of protective gloves in July 2015 meant that manufacturers had to look at new ways to match ...

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Materials News: Composites: going bone-deep into medical applications

Materials News: Composites: going bone-deep into medical applications

Polymer composites, reinforced plastics and advanced composites have been used in the manufacture of medical prostheses and implants over the last decade. Advanced composites, containing approximately

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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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Central Sulawesi, Indonesia looks to rubber farming for economic gains

September 28, 2016
Central Sulawesi, Indonesia looks to rubber farming for economic gains

More farmers in the Central Sulawesi province in Indonesia have started growing rubber trees in the area after the Forestry Agency in the economic potential offered by rubber trees. Agency data showed that rubber plantations in Central Sulawesi have expanded.…

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Malaysia to introduce new initiative to curb decline in rubber production

September 28, 2016
Malaysia to introduce new initiative to curb decline in rubber production

The Malaysian Rubber Board said that the government will be introducing a new initiative to limit any further decline in the country’s rubber production. According to the board’s director-general, Datuk Dr. Mohd Akbar Md Said, the new technology comes with…

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RMA: 93% decline in scrap tyres seen in the last two decades

September 28, 2016
RMA: 93% decline in scrap tyres seen in the last two decades

A report issued by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), the national trade association for tyre manufacturers in the US, scrap tyre piles in the country have declined by more than 93% in the past two decades. There are only about…

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PSG acquires Alkon; adds on to rubber additives portfolio

September 28, 2016
PSG acquires Alkon; adds on to rubber additives portfolio

US-based speciality polymers and additives maker Polymer Solutions Group (PSG) is acquiring UK-based Alkon Solutions (Alkon) from Stephenson Group PSG is a portfolio company of private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal). Terms were not disclosed. Based in Leeds, Alkon…

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Bain exits ownership in Trinseo

September 27, 2016
Bain exits ownership in Trinseo

Private equity investment firm Bain Capital, which bought materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber Trinseo in 2010, has sold all its remaining shares in the company. Bain Capital bought Trinseo (then known as Styron)…

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Reliance Sibur secures US$3.3 bn capex loan for rubber facility in Gujarat

September 26, 2016
Reliance Sibur secures US$3.3 bn capex loan for rubber facility in Gujarat

Reliance Sibur Elastomer Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture between India’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Russian gas processing and petrochemical company Sibur, is taking a US$3.3 billion term loan as capex financing for its butyl rubber manufacturing plant in Jamnagar,…

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Vorbeck, RIL team up to develop graphene-enhanced elastomer products

September 26, 2016
Vorbeck, RIL team up to develop graphene-enhanced elastomer products

Vorbeck Materials Corp. and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) are collaborating for the development of graphene-enhanced synthetic elastomer products. Born out of a Princeton Research Lab,Vorbeck is now a leading producer of graphene and graphene-based products and solutions to the market.…

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Cabot Corp, HYC form JV to construct US$60 mn fumed silica plant in China

September 26, 2016
Cabot Corp, HYC form JV to construct US$60 mn fumed silica plant in China

A joint venture (JV) agreement has been formed and signed by Cabot Corporation and Inner Mongolia Hengyecheng Silicone Co., Ltd (HYC) for the building of a fumed silica manufacturing plant in Wuhai, China. Cabot will own 80% of the shares…

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Tian’an Silicone Tech boosts silicone rubber production, sales in 2016

September 26, 2016
Tian’an Silicone Tech boosts silicone rubber production, sales in 2016

China-based global supplier of solid silicone rubber, liquid silicone rubber, silicone oil and curing agent, Tian’an Silicone Tech Co., Ltd., is increasing its production capacities in 2016 to meet more market requirements. Tian’an Silicone Tech currently carries three production lines…

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Top Glove to boost Thailand production as costs, risks in Malaysia rise

September 23, 2016
Top Glove to boost Thailand production as costs, risks in Malaysia rise

Top Glove Corp., a Malaysian manufacturer commanding a quarter of the world’s glove market, focuses on expanding facilities in Thailand to boost production capacities as water and worker shortages in its homeland disrupt the company’s expansion spree. Top Glove has…

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