COMMERCIAL production of rubber trees in Eastern Visayas is being pushed by the Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) to backup price volatile and disease-prone copra and abaca.
JAPAN is looking at extending technical and financial assistance to advance Myanmar’s raw rubber materials being exported into the country.
Looking at China, India and the ASEAN bloc, each has succeeded in weathering challenges in varying levels through the strategies employed. But which strategy calls the shots?
Analysts say that escalating oil prices are a prelude to oil shortages. It is for this reason that the industry is seeking ways of deriving oil from varied, even unlikely, ways like tyre pyrolysis.
THE good news according to the Freedonia Group is that global demand for tyres would climb 4.7% a year through 2015 to 3.3 billion units, advancing along is the tyre market, which will be valued at US$ billion. Now the…
Discovered as a viable source for fuels, gas and char and as a substitute for carbon black, tyre pyrolysis, a method that heats shredded or whole tyres in an oxygen-free environment, is said to show promise for recovering scrap tyres. But like any other technology, the capital-intensive system has to undergo several overhauls to comply with environment regulations as well as produce marketable products. Although newer designs have claimed to be work-safe and are zero pollutants, some crude mechanisms are still operating without clear cut compliance to environmental and health practices.
WHEN the country shifted its focus to oil palm and natural rubber (NR) had to take a back seat, Malaysia’s ranking as the top rubber producer in Asia slipped to three notches lower, pushing Thailand to the top spot,…
The 2011 earthquake in Japan resulted in thousands of lives being lost and about ¥25 trillion worth of property damage, plus the loss assessment is far from over. Experts say that earthquakes per se are not dangerous but other concurring…
Top Glove’s Founder and Chairman, Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai talks with Rubber Journal Asia about the company’s business movements to expand its capacity and achieve the aim of 30% of the global market share by 2015.
Rubber Journal Asia catch up with Datuk Dr Salmiah Ahmad, the Director-General of Malaysian Rubber Board and asked her regarding the rubber industry in the country.