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Glove Sector: Buoyant prospects and overcoming challenges

May 19, 2016
Glove Sector: Buoyant prospects and overcoming challenges

Industry developments offer Malaysian glove makers to expand amid the challenges, while the clampdown on powdered gloves by the US FDA will see a switch to non-powdered ones...

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Footwear Industry: Putting the best foot forward with TPPA

May 19, 2016
Footwear Industry: Putting the best foot forward with TPPA

Signed ear ly thi s year , the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has had mixed reactions from the various sectors of partner countries. Non-membe r countries that are being urged to join are investigating how the TPPA could deliver…

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Tyre designs accelerate the industry’s market potentials

April 14, 2016
Tyre designs accelerate the industry’s market potentials

From pneumatic tyres to self-healing and conc ept tyr e s , innovat ions in tyr e de s igns keep the industry on track for growth, says...

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An elastic growth for synthetic rubber

February 23, 2016
An elastic growth for synthetic rubber

The oil price decline and weakened economies may be nocuous for a number of sectors, but not for the synthetic rubber sector, which is due for further expansion in the coming years, say...

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Putting the brakes on road traffic noise

November 12, 2015
Putting the brakes on road traffic noise

Second to air pollution, road traffic noise is a health hazard that can be remedied with a sustainable antidote – rubberised roads, according to...

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Detoxifying latex for safer work and play applications

November 12, 2015
Detoxifying latex for safer work and play applications

Studies say that latex-based products like gloves, medical devices and balloons can result in users falling ill. Find out why and what advances have been made to prevent this, in this report by...

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Will the rubber sector flourish in the AEC?

November 11, 2015
Will the rubber sector flourish in the AEC?

The rubber sector is highlighted in the AEC programme as a priority sector, yet how it is going to be integrated and its future seems to remain a grey area, says...

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Myanmar’s “invisible” rubber tracts

October 7, 2015
Myanmar’s “invisible” rubber tracts

Myanmar is pushing for industrial competence amidst tensions over agricultural and biodiversity losses, says...

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Self-healing tyres the way forward

October 7, 2015
Self-healing tyres the way forward

Sulphur vulcanisation has for the longest time been the only way of making inflatable tyres since they were invented. But now researchers are about to reinvent the wheel, by offering a simple way...

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Reinventing the wheel

October 7, 2015
Reinventing the wheel

This article by Kazunori Tago, Member of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of Bridgestone Asia Pacific, explores the latest airless tyres and the launch of these futuristic tyres...

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