Category: Industry News

Thailand to cut rubber exports this week

Thailand has agreed for export cutbacks of about 240k-tonnes of rubber, together with regional producers Indonesia and Malaysia, to support declining rubber prices. However, the global rubber exporter delayed the measure because of its general election in March, and will…

Resilient NR industry fights ruin

Despite numerous hits that downplayed the natural rubber (NR) market over 2018/2019, its total downfall was prevented and ING Research analysis highlights rallying causes that supported the market. An early wintering season in Southeast Asia and strategic seasonal storms has…

Oqema acquires chemical distributor EVS

German chemical distribution company Oqema Group has acquired Italian chemical firm Elettrochimica Valle Staffora (EVS). EVS’s business line covers the full organic and inorganic product ranges in the following business lines: industrial, food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, water treatment, and rubber…