Category: Industry News

Yulex sets up guayule seed and genetics centre

US agricultural biomaterials company Yulex Corporation has opened a Seed & Genetics Centre focused on plant breeding, molecular genetics and development of agronomic best practices to support the global cultivation of sustainable guayule plantations for medical, consumer, industrial and bioenergy…

Rubber World global distribution up 30%

Rubber World Industries (RWI), a leading manufacturer of closed-cell rubber insulation ‘Gulf-O-Flex’ in the Gulf and South East Asia, has reported a 30% increase in its global distribution operations for 2013. The growth is widely attributed to the growing demand…

Rubber output down on protests

Rubber production in Thailand, the world’s largest exporter, may decline as growers from the main producing regions join protests seeking to overthrow the government, according to Von Bundit Co. Output may drop 1 to 20% this month and in February…

Malaysia eyes rubber plantation in Manila

The BIMP-EAGA (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines East Asean Growth Area) Malaysia Business Council is in active discussions with a government-linked company (GLC) to embark on a large-scale rubber plantation in Palawan, the Philippines. Its chairman Roselan Johar Mohamed said…