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Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

The world’s largest producer of rubber gloves is getting a hold of competition, wage hikes and volatile currency, with capacity expansions through automation...

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Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

R&D efforts and partnerships are keeping pace with the clamour for renewable-sourced rubber for tyres, says Angelica Buan in this report. From guayule to soy beans...

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The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

Renewably-sourced synthetic rubbers are making the cut in the growing automotive and tyre markets, says Angelica Buan in this report..

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Paving the way for rubberised roads

Paving the way for rubberised roads

Rubberised roads demonstrate a viable solution against greenhouse gas emissions, road noise abatement and landfilling of scrap tyre rubber. In Thailand, rubber roads also stabilise its economy, says..

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Medical devices market in good shape with silicones

Medical devices market in good shape with silicones

Evolving from silicon, one of the earth’s most common elements, silicones are recognised for their versatile medical application potentials...

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Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

This technical paper by Melanie Wiedemeier-Jarad and Dr. Hermann-Josef Weidenhaupt of Lanxess GmbH, Germany, explores the interaction between sulphur...

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No barriers to growth for Malaysian glove makers

No barriers to growth for Malaysian glove makers

Malaysia dominates the global rubber industry, supplying more than half the world’s glove requirements. It is well positioned to do so for reasons such as its natural rubber resources...

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Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Fluctuating supply and prices o f latex rubber and a growing demand for more eco-friendly technologies are antecedent to the development o f a flourishing green tyre sector...

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Slow, steady gain for Asian rubber in 2017

The Asian rubber industry is no stranger to fluctuations in commodity prices and upshot of market mechanisms. This year has jump started with improved rubber prices, compared to earlier quarters of la

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Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Mired by the current tight supply and high prices, brought on by an increase in oil prices , the synthetic rubber sector is facing challenging times...

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Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

The new facility is a key addition to the Charleston site’s supply chain, with an expected annual capacity of 13,000 metric tonnes.

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Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

The first-ever Industry Summit in the rapidly developing and expanding field of nanoaugmented materials was held on 14–16 November at the birthplace of the world’s...

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Chief Minister: Felda has improved 1500 poor households in Perlis state

October 9, 2017
Chief Minister: Felda has improved 1500 poor households in Perlis state

The opening of three Felda settlements in Perlis in 1980s had changed and transformed the socio-economic status of over 1,500 poor households in the state, according to Chief Minister Datuk Seri Azlan Man. He said the Felda settlements, which were…

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Saudi Aramco and Petronas team up for better strategic positioning in Johor

October 6, 2017
Saudi Aramco and Petronas team up for better strategic positioning in Johor

Saudi Aramco has entered into a strategic partnership with Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) to improve its positioning of its petrochemicals projects within the Petronas Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) in the southern Malaysian state of Johor. The partnership marks a…

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Sabah rubber board: cess has nothing to do with exported low rubber price

October 6, 2017
Sabah rubber board: cess has nothing to do with exported low rubber price

The Sabah Rubber Industry Board (LIGS) today denied Warisan Sabah’s allegation that the raw rubber cess imposed on raw unprocessed rubber taken out of the state as why the rubber prices in Sabah has been low. It said in a…

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Malaysia sends delegation to Vietnam to strengthen bilateral cooperation

October 6, 2017
Malaysia sends delegation to Vietnam to strengthen bilateral cooperation

Malaysian Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong recently headed a delegation to Vietnam to strengthen bilateral relations between the two nations.  The trip comes during a time when Vietnam is predicted to have significant growth in…

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Giti Tire launches its first US plant; more than 1,700 jobs to be created

October 6, 2017
Giti Tire launches its first US plant; more than  1,700 jobs to be created

Tyre giant company Giti Tire Group recently unveiled its first US tyre factory.  The new 1.7 million square-foot facility, located in Richburg, South Carolina, is expected to create 1,700 local jobs as part of Walmart’s commitment to purchase an additional…

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ContiTech introduces durable rubber timing belt with innovative tension member technology

October 6, 2017
ContiTech introduces durable rubber timing belt with innovative tension member technology

Rubber specialist ContiTech has developed a durable rubber timing belt with innovative tension member technology. It is called the Synchroforce Carbon and is one of the strongest rubber timing belts in the market. The Synchroforce Carbon is technology company ContiTech’s…

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Priest develops new high-yielding rubber

October 6, 2017
Priest develops new high-yielding rubber

A priest in India has developed a new high-yielding rubber variety which provides double the yield. Father Thomas who hails from Cheenikkuzhi at Udumbannoor in Thodupuzha developed it after more than three decades of continuous experiment. This is great news…

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Mudajaya clinches multi-million deal to build tower

October 4, 2017
Mudajaya clinches multi-million deal to build tower

Malaysian company Mudajaya Group Bhd has successfully snapped up a contract to build the 16-storey Hevea Tower in Sungai Buloh. The tower is expected to be the headquarter of the Malaysian Rubber Board. The amount of the contract is RM118.6…

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MIDA wants more companies to set up R&D centres

October 4, 2017
MIDA wants more companies to set up R&D centres

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is urging Malaysian companies to set up research and development (R&D) centres to produce high-value products, which in turn would lead to high-value investments. Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Azman Mahmud said, the centres would…

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RISDA requests additional RM22 million for replanting project

October 4, 2017
RISDA requests additional RM22 million for replanting project

The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) is requesting an additional allocation of RM22 million from the government for a replanting project involving 3,400 hectares of land. Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the…

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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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