Category: Feature

Double Coin’s Thai production at full capacity

China’s Double Coin off-road (OTR) and radial truck/bus tyres (TBR) production plant in Rayong, Thailand, is now operating at full capacity and able to fulfill container-level orders for the industry, according to the China Manufacturer’s Alliance (CMA). CMA is the…

Kenda moving US tyre production out of China

Taiwan’s Kenda Rubber is in the process of relocating its tyre production from the mainland to other Asian countries amid US-China trade angst. The stiff tariffs affecting Kenda’s US orders would otherwise add to other Chinese exports totaling US$65 million…

Lion Elastomers acquires Firestone’s Texan plant

Chemical manufacturer Lion Elastomers second acquisition will see the takeover of Firestone Polymers’ Orange, US, production site, in a move that complements Lion’s current portfolio and allows expansion of the business. The first purchase of Ashland Elastomers in Port Neches,…

Top Glove launches new green nitrile gloves

International glove manufacturer Top Glove has recently launched its Biogreen Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves, a flagship green offering amongst its synthetic latex product range. The environmentally-friendly, disposable nitrile gloves are designed to biodegrade in landfills through a natural process, in which…