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Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

The new facility is a key addition to the Charleston site’s supply chain, with an expected annual capacity of 13,000 metric tonnes.

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Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

The first-ever Industry Summit in the rapidly developing and expanding field of nanoaugmented materials was held on 14–16 November at the birthplace of the world’s...

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Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Not only is Asia a major producer of rubber , but the region is also a burgeoning market for global tyre manufacturers ...

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Materials: Biorubber on a roll

Materials: Biorubber on a roll

The lucrative demand for rubber is taking a toll on forest areas in Asia. But tyre and car makers are taking action by developing the rubber-yielding potentials of plants and renewable materials,in th

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ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO will make its debut at the K2016 show this year, held from 19-26 October in Düsseldorf, Germany. The newly formed joint venture company for synthetic rubber faces the world stage at K, repre

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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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Michelin/Fives jv offers 3D FormUp machinery under AddUp brand

January 17, 2017
Michelin/Fives jv offers 3D FormUp machinery under AddUp brand

French tyre maker Michelin and machinery supplier Fives that set up a 50:50 joint venture, Fives Michelin Additive Solutions, aimed at developing and marketing metal additive/3D manufacturing technology last year, have now introduced the AddUp global metal additive manufacturing solution,…

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Kumho likely to be sold to China’s Doublestar

January 17, 2017
Kumho likely to be sold to China’s Doublestar

In what is said to be the largest M&A deal this year, the creditors of Kumho Tire Co. are expected to pick China’s Doublestar Tyre Co. as the preferential bidder for South Korea’s second largest tyre maker. Three Chinese companies had…

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New method to enhance rubber yield developed by QAU, OSU professors

January 16, 2017
New method to enhance rubber yield developed by QAU, OSU professors

A new method that uses fungal treatment to increase rubber yields from plants has been developed by Dr. Naeem Ali, a faculty member at the Department of Microbiology in Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in Islamabad, Pakistan, along with this PhD student…

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ANRPC says global rubber price hike in 2017 will not be substantial

January 16, 2017
ANRPC says global rubber price hike in 2017 will not be substantial

The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) is expecting that any global rubber price increase happening in 2017 will not be substantial, despite the analysis of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) saying natural rubber price would gain much in…

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Liquid silicone rubber market to grow at 8.3% CAGR, hit US$3.82 bn by 2026

January 16, 2017
Liquid silicone rubber market to grow at 8.3% CAGR, hit US$3.82 bn by 2026

The global Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 8.3% during the period of 2016 to 2026, and is expected to reach US$3.82 billion by the end of the forecast period. Used in many…

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Marangoni expands retreading business in Spain with new partnership

January 13, 2017
Marangoni expands retreading business in Spain with new partnership

Marangoni Retreading Systems is further strengthening its foothold and expanding its business in the Spanish market with its new partnership with Recauchutados Fidel, a leader in the field of retreading in the Salamanca province. The Spanish retreading company has chosen…

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Cooper Tire’s Zeon RS3-G1 earns a 2016 GOOD DESIGN Award

January 13, 2017
Cooper Tire’s Zeon RS3-G1 earns a 2016 GOOD DESIGN Award

The Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 from American tyre manufacturer Cooper Tire has been selected to receive a 2016 GOOD DESIGN Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, an international museum of architecture and design based in Illinois in…

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Finnish company eyeing Mindanao as site for US$200 mn rubber tyre plant

January 13, 2017
Finnish company eyeing Mindanao as site for US$200 mn rubber tyre plant

Finnish tyre manufacturer Black Donuts Engineering  Inc. has expressed its interest in constructing a rubber tyre manufacturing plant worth US$200 million (Php9.89 billion) in Mindanao, Philippines, the country’s Department of Agriculture (DA) said. Rodolfo L. Galang, interim executive director of…

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Rubber farmers, production in Thailand worst hit by flooding

January 11, 2017
Rubber farmers, production in Thailand worst hit by flooding

Rubber production in Southern Thailand is experiencing the worst impact they have had in 10 years due to flooding in the area, said Uthai Sonlucksub, president of the Natural Rubber Council of Thailand. Uthai said that the rubber farmers in…

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Lanxess to introduce new products for tyre-makers at Tire Tech Expo 2017

January 11, 2017
Lanxess to introduce new products for tyre-makers at Tire Tech Expo 2017

Lanxess Rhein Chemie Additives, a business unit of Germany-based specialty chemicals group Lanxess, is introducing a range of its latest solutions for tyre-makers all over the world at the upcoming Tire Technology Expo 2017 that will be held from February…

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