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TRA forecasts mixed outlook for rubber

December 30, 2011
TRA forecasts mixed outlook for rubber

THE Thai Rubber Association (TRA) expects stagnancy in the rubber scenario in 2012 amid the global economic recession, following data from International Monetary Fund that forecasts global GDP growth of 4% in 2012 and 3.2% in 2020 respectively due to…

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Tyre project reveals results

October 29, 2011
Tyre project reveals results

CEOs from eleven of the world’s leading tyre companies in Europe, Japan, South Korea and the US met recently in the US to review an international research project studying the potential environmental and health impacts of tyre materials and tyre…

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Butyl rubber plant on schedule

October 29, 2011
Butyl rubber plant on schedule

GERMAN specialty chemicals company Lanxess recently held a topping-out ceremony at its butyl rubber (BTR) plant in Jurong Island, Singapore, to commemorate the structural completion of all the buildings on the site. It was a double celebration for the BTR…

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Business with a sense of (re)purpose

October 27, 2011
Business with a sense of (re)purpose

GLOBAL demand for rubber gloves is increasing by 12% due to demand and consumption, according to major rubber analysts. Increasing throughput and capacity may boost the potential to cater to a larger market demand but along with this production comes…

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Bio-based EPDM soon a reality

September 26, 2011
Bio-based EPDM soon a reality

GERMANY-based Lanxess will produce the first sugar cane-based EPDM at its plant in Brazil by the year end. It will utilise sugar cane-based ethylene from Braskem to produce what it says will be several hundred tonnes of the bio-based EPDM.…

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Rubber recycling on the upward trend

August 28, 2011
Rubber recycling on the upward trend

PROBABLY one of the most volatile commodities today, rubber has gone through a series of supply and demand gaps over the years, which has resulted in a sharp increase in pricing. It is because of the price fluctuations, changing weather…

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Wacker sells tyre release unit and opens plants

July 18, 2011
Wacker sells tyre release unit and opens plants

TO streamline its product portfolio, Wacker Chemie has sold its silicone-based tyre release agent business to Rhein Chemie Rheinau, a subsidiary of German chemicals company Lanxess. In other news, Wacker has set up a silicones plant in India and started…

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Auto parts companies place importance on Chinese R&D

June 23, 2011
Auto parts companies place importance on Chinese R&D

SWEDISH anti-vibration products supplier Trelleborg recently inaugurated its R&D centre in Shanghai. It will be used to develop noise and vibration-damping brake solutions for passenger vehicles. Meanwhile, Japanese company Tokai Rubber Industries is spending US$623,000 in an R&D centre in…

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Glove industry still going strong in Malaysia

June 8, 2011
Glove industry still going strong in Malaysia

Malaysia is still the largest producer of gloves in the world, a position that it has kept for the eighth year in a row in the fast growing glove industry that shows no signs of slowing down, says PC Teh…

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(Last Updated: 17 Oct 2018)

Monthly The prices shown above do not include VAT @4% on purchase and expenses towards packing, transportation, warehousing  and other incidentals


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