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Doublestar to buy Kumho; Chairman opts out

April 21, 2017
Doublestar to buy Kumho; Chairman opts out

Kumho Tire Co.’s sale of a 42% stake to China’s Qingdao Doublestar Tyre will go ahead as planned as Kumho Asiana Group Park Chairman Sam-koo says he is giving up his right to reclaim Kumho Tire, according to Pulse News.…

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India’s natural rubber exports reach highest level in four years

April 21, 2017
India’s natural rubber exports reach highest level in four years

Natural rubber (NR) exports from India jumped to 20,030 tonnes during the last fiscal year, marking the highest level in four years. After touching 30,594 tonnes in 2012-13, the exports had progressively dropped every year owing to the relative low…

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Dow Corning, R.D. Abbott LSR experts to present rubber fabrication solutions

April 21, 2017
Dow Corning, R.D. Abbott LSR experts to present rubber fabrication solutions

Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) technology experts from Dow Corning, a leading global supplier of silicones and silicones solutions, and its distribution partner R.D. Abbott Company, Inc. will be showcasing and presenting at the LSR 2017 conference on April 23 through…

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Edison Agrosciences aims to improve NR content in crops with new technology

April 21, 2017
Edison Agrosciences aims to improve NR content in crops with new technology

Edison Agrosciences, an agricultural biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative solutions for the production of plant-based industrial materials, is enhancing its ability to identify high-value gene candidates to improve natural rubber content in crops with a new licensed…

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Continental expands global R&D network with new Silicon Valley facility

April 19, 2017
Continental expands global R&D network with new Silicon Valley facility

German multinational technology company Continental AG is expanding its research and development (R&D) network worldwide with the opening of its newest research centre in San José in Silicon Valley, California, US. The new research facility will house up to 300…

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Indorama Ventures to acquire major European tyre cord manufacturer

April 19, 2017
Indorama Ventures to acquire major European tyre cord manufacturer

Global chemical producer Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) is set to acquire Glanzstoff Group, a major European manufacturer of tyre cord fabrics and single-end-cords (SEC) for high performance tyre applications. Glanzstoff is Europe’s largest converter for tyre cord fabrics…

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Researchers develop rubbery self-healing, water-repellent coating

April 19, 2017
Researchers develop rubbery self-healing, water-repellent coating

Researchers at the University of Michigan in the US have developed a self-healing, water-repellent spray-on coating made of a mix of a material called “fluorinated polyurethane elastomer” and a specialised water-repellent molecule known as “F-POSS”. Its slightly rubbery texture makes…

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Continental to put in US$10 mn for new indoor tyre testing centre in Texas site

April 17, 2017
Continental to put in US$10 mn for new indoor tyre testing centre in Texas site

International tyre manufacturer and automotive supplier Continental is investing around US$10 million in a new indoor tyre testing centre in its US proving grounds located in Uvalde, Texas. “The new test centre will support our vision of being the preferred…

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Malaysia’s rubber glove industry players struggle with high raw material costs

April 17, 2017
Malaysia’s rubber glove industry players struggle with high raw material costs

Rubber glove industry players in Malaysia saw an uneventful first half of 2017 (1H17) and are struggling to meet market expectations as their earnings suffer from a huge increase in raw material prices. Only half of glove manufacturers under the…

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Pirelli, Blossom Skis team up to produce rubber-infused skis

April 17, 2017
Pirelli, Blossom Skis team up to produce rubber-infused skis

High-end tyre manufacturer Pirelli and handmade high-performance ski manufacturer Blossom Skis are collaborating to produce and launch the Blossom x Pirelli Rubber-Infused Skis. Downhill ski design principles are based on both performance and comfort, with manufacturers striving to produce the…

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