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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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…