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The future of natural rubber hinges on research

During a roundtable discussion at the World Rubber Summit 2012 held on May 22 to 24 at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, organisational leaders from natural rubber-producing countries discussed matters affecting the supply of natural rubber.It was gleaned that…

Performance-Additives achieves ISO1400 certification

Speciality chemicals company, Performance-Additives has demonstrated a systematic approach to the identification, control and management of its environmental impact. The company recently achieved ISO14001:2004 certification. The company said it already had a number of good environmental practices in place but…

Turning waste into profit

The growing quantity of used and waste latex gloves has posed an environmental problem for many years. Following the success of its ultra-fine black carbon filler for PVC and PU resins, low SG Pura Carbon, and Pura Cell, a powdered…

Rolling in the Green

While the natural rubber industry tries to get its act together, synthetic rubber is cashing on its green outlook, nourished with ample applications in the automotive sector. German speciality chemicals firm Lanxessexplains why its innovations and technologies could address tomorrow’s…

Synthomer eyeing Asia for expansion

UK-headquartered synthetic dispersions and latices manufacturer Synthomer Asia, which is part of the UK-listed Yule Catto, is increasingly looking to China and the rest of Asia to expand its business across the region, says Dr Brendan Catlow, Asia Managing Director,…

“Green” mobility trump card for Lanxess

WITH the current demand to incorporate “green” technologies in lifestyles and a need to protect the planet’s resources, many companies are under pressure to introduce more eco-friendly technologies. German speciality chemicals firm Lanxess is taking this cue with its product…

Rubber technology encores at Italian show

AFTER an absence of several years, the satellite show on Rubber is back at this year’s PlastMilan exhibition in Italy. Under the patronage of the rubber association Assogomma, a pavilion has been slotted for rubber manufacturers with several exhibitors covering…

Rubber chemicals see elastic demand

GLOBAL demand for rubber processing chemicals is forecast to increase 4.7% a year through 2015 to 1.35 million tonnes. Gains will be driven by continuing robust gains in the Asia Pacific region (especially China) and recovery in demand in the…