Category: Industry News

Asahi Kasei intensifies petrochemical operations in Japan

Asahi Kasei Corp., Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp., and Asahi Kasei E-materials Corp. have made a decision to strengthen their petrochemical operations in Japan as described below. Having identified acrylonitrile (AN) and solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) for fuel-efficient tires as world-leading…

Thai rubber sector outlook brightens

Both the government and private sectors have indicated that the global price of natural rubber will begin to recover within the next 2-3 months. Both sources agree that the political turmoil has no bearing on the local natural rubber price,…

Rubber tappers’ income falls short

Some 30,000 rubber smallholders here, in Temerloh and Jerantut claim their income has been affected by the drought that began early this month. Masood Mat Jali, 49, said he used to earn between RM40 and RM50 a day, but only…

Falken Tire launches its new flagship tyre

Falken Tire, a high performance tyre choice for driving enthusiasts has announced launch of its new strongest and quietest ultra high performance tyre — the AZENIS FK453, which is currently on sale in Kuwait. The next generation AZENIS FK453isFalken’s new…