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SoKor rolls out high-tech tyres to catch up with car market

February 14, 2019
SoKor rolls out high-tech tyres to catch up with car market

Korean tyre manufacturers are catching up with the fast-changing car market by developing innovative and high-tech tyre products. Currently, Kumho Tire is developing plastic tyres which will not become flat. The futuristic tyres are made up of special plastic materials which will…

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US engineers unveil 3D-printed self-healing rubber material

February 11, 2019
US engineers unveil 3D-printed self-healing rubber material

 A 3D-printed rubber material with self-healing properties has been developed by a team of US engineers from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. Published in NPG Asia Materials, the 3D-printing method photopolymerisation,whereby light is used to solidify…

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VMI opens new service centre in Thailand

February 8, 2019
VMI opens new service centre in Thailand

VMI, a Netherland-based producer of tyre manufacturing machinery, opens a new service centre in Chon Buri Province, Thailand. The Thailand facility is the company’s ninth service centre. The service center employs engineers to provide support to VMI customers; and is…

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European JV to set up ELT plant in Danish port

February 7, 2019
European JV to set up ELT plant in Danish port

The prospective joint venture (jv) Elysium Nordic Apof  Denmark’s WindSpace A/Sand Sweden’s Enviro has signed a lease agreement with Associated Danish Ports (ADP) for a site in Nyborgharbour on Funen, Denmark for material recovery of end-of-life tyres (ELT). The lease…

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Michelin, Hyundai tie up for next gen tyres

February 6, 2019
Michelin, Hyundai tie up for next gen tyres

French tyre maker Michelin and South Korean car maker Hyundai Motors signed an agreement to develop next generation tyres for electric and luxury vehicles...

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Guayule medical gloves that are non-allergic, can block radiation

January 24, 2019
Guayule medical gloves that are non-allergic, can block radiation

An Ohio State University researcher and her team have created the first medical glove that can block radiation while meeting federal guidelines and not triggering allergic reactions. The Radiation Attenuation (RA) medical glove developed by Katrina Cornish, an Ohio Research…

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Scopic unveils detectable masterbatches for rubber, silicone

January 18, 2019
Scopic unveils detectable masterbatches for rubber, silicone

UK based Scopic, a leading provider of X-ray and metal detectable plastic technology is offering detectable masterbatches for silicone and rubber, which embed metal and/or X-ray detectable properties into the end material. Such masterbatches are manufactured from a range of…

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Hankook Tire launches shape-changing new tyre design

January 11, 2019
Hankook Tire launches shape-changing new tyre design

South Koran tyre maker, Hankook Tire unveiled on 2 January its latest tyre innovation called “Transforming Tire” , the fourth output of “The Next Driving Lab” project that demonstrates its innovative commitment to future driving. The “Transforming Tire” transforms its…

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Toyoda Gosei’s venture into new technologies and products

November 23, 2018
Toyoda Gosei’s venture into new technologies and products

Japanese rubber/plastics auto parts manufacturer Toyoda Gosei Co. will establish a corporate venture capital department in January 2019. This new department will serve as the company’s centre for investment in start-ups and venture capital to accelerate open innovations for practical…

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Russian chem firm RMCC starts production of high active magnesium oxide

October 19, 2018
Russian chem firm RMCC starts production of high active magnesium oxide

Russian Mining Chemical Company LLC (RMCC) is expanding its range of high grade magnesium compounds and will start the production of high active magnesium oxide. The product will be manufactured at the recently opened third processing plant in Vyazma (Smolensk…

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