Category: Top News

China’s tyre recycling expose and tyre scraps

A REPORTER from the Qilu Evening News has published a report outlining practices in China’s small tyre recycling businesses. The report outlines dangerous and unsafe practices; the attempted repair of irreparably-damaged tyres; burning of tyres in the open and other,…

Thai show pushes the “green” envelope

THAILAND played host to the first ever Rubber Technology Expo 2012, held at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from 8-10 March. There certainly appears to be a global megatrend leaning towards environmental consciousness and sustainability and the…

Evolving latex industry

STIFF competition looms over. The natural rubber latex (NRL) industry has grown tremendously, especially during the last 25 years. The industry is driven by the gloves market that has been responding to increased demand created by the heightened awareness for…

Global tyre demand to accelerate

GLOBAL tyre demand to accelerate World demand for tyres is forecast to rise 4 .7% per year through 2015 to 3.3 billion units according to US research firm Freedonia Group. In value terms, the tyres market is projected to advance…

Growing alongside the synthetic rubber market

BEREFT of oil resources, Taiwan has successfully emerged as a petrochemical titan and currently ranks the ninth largest producer in the world. However, the country’s dependence on crude oil supply has made it vulnerable to pricing fluctuations. Thus, by value…

Silicones big ticket to health sector

LONG associated with feeding bottle nipples and breast implants, silicone rubber is forecast to be the next billion dollar industry to tap the changing yet highly lucrative prospects in the medical and healthcare sectors A steady pipeline of innovative materials…

REDISA extends deadline of waste tyre plan

THE implementation of the Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan by the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) is to be extended. This news comes after it was announced that the waste tyre collection initiative will see…

Toyo Tire recalls tyres in the US

TOYO Tire in the US is recalling 68,763 Extensa A/S tyres distributed to retailers within the country that may have been produced with a kink at the bead area of the tyres. Under certain circumstances, the kink may eventually lead…

Gleaning the surface of synthetics

With the year slated to bring the biggest glut of natural rubber production and the prices for synthetic rubber (SR) expected to fall further, analysts say that it may be time for the SR market to uplift itself, especially in…

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…