The board has initiated branding of natural rubber for export with 31 exporters having inked an agreement for this and more than 4,000 tonnes of the polymer exported.
Aligned with the high growth transportation and infrastructure megatrend, the global automotive industry is
projected to grow by 5% a year, with growth rates of 10% a year in China and South Asia.
German-based Rhein Chemie is investing EUR10 million in a new facility in Brazil, to manufacture Rhenoshape and Rhenogran
Daetwyler and Victrex Polymer Solutions worked together to develop a composite material that combines Victrex’s PEEK-based Aptiv films with NBR and FPM
The global market for silicones is forecast to reach US$17.2 billion by 2017, driven by booming markets of construction, automotive, healthcare and chemical, says a new report from Global Industry Analysts.
The company was set up in 2002 as a producer and exporter of industrial tyres for the material handling industry.
Synthetic rubber and polypropylene (PP) are expected to suffer from short supply as major Japanese automotive makers are set to increase their production between October 2011 and March 2012, according to research firm Platts
Mazhongdu International and Hainan Baisha Industrial are teaming up with a Malaysian firm, Hateg for a rubber production joint venture in Indonesia
With allergy reactions to natural rubber (NR) grades for gloves, global producer of styrenic block copolymers or SBCs, Kraton Performance Polymers is pushing its Cariflex isoprene rubber (IR) to the medical industry, especially for surgical gloves. To meet the expected demand, the company has completed a multi-million dollar investment project on its facility in the US.
Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone will increase the production capacity at two of its Chinese radial passenger tyre plants in Tianjin and Wuxi to meet the demand for tyres in China, which is expected to grow in the medium to long-term.