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Kotagala to plant rubber in Cambodia

SRI Lankan plantation firm Kotagala Plantations will plant 20,000 ha of rubber in Cambodia. Valued at US$70 million, the project aims to address the inadequate local production and rising costs of rubber in Sri Lanka. The plantation will be managed…

Rubber chemicals see elastic demand

GLOBAL demand for rubber processing chemicals is forecast to increase 4.7% a year through 2015 to 1.35 million tonnes. Gains will be driven by continuing robust gains in the Asia Pacific region (especially China) and recovery in demand in the…

Rubber tree propagation gains popularity

PHILIPPINES – Rubber tree planting is now becoming popular in many provinces in Mindanao, particularly in the Central Mindanao region as evidenced by rows of rubber trees lining the roads of the areas. It has been observed that the provinces…

Consumers rate Michelin and Pirelli at the top

TWO tyre brands are clear winners in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study: Michelin and Pirelli. Michelin rated highest in three of the study’s four categories. Pirelli was tops in the “Performance Sport Segment.”…

Yokohama adds website for Mexico

Yokohama Tire Corp. launched a new Spanish-language website in a move to expand its presence among consumers and commercial truck operations in Mexico. “The website is designed to meet the needs of our growing customer base in Mexico,” said John…