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World Rubber Summit 2020 postponed to September

The World Rubber Summit (WRS), to have been held 4-6 May 2020 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, has been postponed. Organised by Singapore-headquartered International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Government…

Rubber demand to be affected by coronavirus, says ANRPC

Against the back of the coronavirus pandemic, demand and production of natural rubber is on a downward trend, prompting the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) to revise its 2020 global outlook for natural rubber (NR). The association said it expects NR production to grow by 2.7% this…

Tire Cologne 2020 postponed to May 2021

Given the wide spread of Covid-19 in Germany, organiser Koelnmesse GmbH, in consultation with its partner German Tyre Retail and Vulcanisation Trade Association [Bundesverband Reifenhandel und Vulkaniseur-Handwerk e.V. (BRV)], has decided to postpone Tire Cologne 2020 show, originally scheduled for…

Sinochem sets up rubber antioxidant plant in Thailand

Sinochem International Corporation, a China-based  international fine chemical company listed in Shanghai Stock market, has begun construction of its polymer additives plant in Rojana Industrial Park in Thailand – which is the company’s first overseas polymer additives production base. Opening of the plant will…