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Silicones Industry: An elastic market growth

Silicones are yielding to brighter market prospects as the materials have a higher success rate in a highly diverse range ...

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As the love-hate trade relationship between the US and China ensues, the rest of the world shield their industries from shakeups and breakups.

Trade war strains US ag sector; China eyes India’s rubber goods market

As the love-hate trade relationship between the US and China ensues, the rest of the world shield their industries from ...

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Gloves Industry: Malaysia, hand-in-glove with the rubber glove market

Though competition is tight in the gloves industry, according to Malaysia’s industry players, nobody is backing down from meeting the ...

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Riding out headwinds in Asian SBR market

Historically, synthetic rubber consumption registers growth that is driven by increasing rubber demand, especially in the automotive, tyre and non-tyre ...

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Tyres: A fresh look at recovery solutions for old tyres

Tyres that have seen better days may be imputed as pollution contributors; however, new developments are changing this notion about ...

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Synthetic Rubber: US market; Trade war is not the sector’s waterloo

The US-China trade war is expected to leave many industries wounded. Nevertheless, the US synthetic rubber sector has remained ...

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Toyo introduces new tyre design tech in T-Mode

Japan-headquartered Toyo Tire (Toyo)  have launched a new tyre development system “T-Mode,” that blends conventional automotive tyre design base technologies, such as CAE (computer-aided engineering) and AI (artificial intelligence), into an enhanced simulator. Future tyre development will advance on this…

ANRPC to discuss sustainability at annual meeting

The auto-tyre manufacturing industry is apparently “limiting” smallholder-dominated natural rubber (NR) sustainability norms, according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC). Some 90% of the global supply of NR comes from the smallholdings production sector, but the resource-poor…

German RepRap launches new LSR 3D printing system

German RepRap, manufacturers of 3D printers, has launched a new Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) system named the L320. The “extremely stable” 3D printing platform has a larger build volume than the company’s previous LAM-L280 printer and can print highly-viscous liquid…

Vibracoustic opens new centre for compounds testing

Global automotive solutions provider Vibracoustic has opened a 2,000sqm Material Development Center in Weinheim, Germany, to house 25 material experts who will collaborate with Vibracoustic engineers to produce and conduct comprehensive testing on new compounds/technology. The new centre is expected…