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Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Modern medical devices aid in early detection and treatment of diseases, as well as help in improving the quality of life of patients with disabilities. This increasing...

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Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

There are no lagging moments for the medical devices market worldwide, as demand is growing, against the backdrop of expanding healthcare expenditure as a result of universal healthcare reforms; as we

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Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Various industries that are reliant on high performance and quality rubbers are advancing at a past pace. Today, opportunities and challenges, alike, are shaping...

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Tyre Sector: Living on the edge with airless tyres

Tyre Sector: Living on the edge with airless tyres

No-flat tyres were almost inconceivable with the proliferation of the ubiquitous pneumatic tyres. However, with the advent of airless tyres, the..

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Synthetic Rubber: Arlanxeo making strides in the Asian sector

Synthetic Rubber: Arlanxeo making strides in the Asian sector

Synthetic rubber company Arlanxeo appointed Joosang Kim as Managing Director of Arlanxeo Singapore Pte Ltd, effective 1 February 2018. He replaces Georges Barbey...

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Silicone Rubber: Bio-inspired soft robots are coming

Silicone Rubber: Bio-inspired soft robots are coming

Robotics designs have diversified from rigid to flexible, in a bid to make a new breed of agile robots that mimic the locomotion...

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India’s NR output drop a cause for concern

August 9, 2018
India’s NR output drop a cause for concern

India’s output of natural rubber (NR) dropped to a six-year low of 1.26 lakh tonnes in the first quarter of 2018/19, with consumption at a high of 3.02 lakh tonnes. The production-consumption gap widened to 58% of consumption in Q1…

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Lanxess to sell remaining 50% stake in Arlanxeo jv to Saudi Aramco

August 9, 2018
Lanxess to sell remaining 50% stake in Arlanxeo jv to Saudi Aramco

Specialty chemicals group Lanxess plans to sell its remaining 50% stake in Arlanxeo to its joint venture partner Saudi Aramco. The two companies, that founded Arlanxeo in 2016 as a 50:50 joint venture for synthetic rubber, have signed a respective…

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Arlanxeo investing in rubber sites in Brazil and France

August 9, 2018
Arlanxeo investing in rubber sites in Brazil and France

Netherlands-headquartered synthetic rubber firm Arlanxeo says it is strengthening its position as the world’s leading manufacturer of synthetic rubber with an investment in EUR mid double-digit million to modernise its production sites in Triunfo, Brazil and La Wantzenau, France. In…

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Continental partners with AI research to speed up neural networks in cars

August 6, 2018
Continental partners with AI research to speed up neural networks in cars

German technology company Continental says that it is expanding its international network for artificial intelligence (AI) in US’s Silicon Valley. “We are joining forces with the world’s leading AI researchers,” said Demetrio Aiello, Head of Continental’s Corporate Artificial Intelligence and…

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Zenises purchases Europe’s largest independent retreader

August 6, 2018
Zenises purchases Europe’s largest independent retreader

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres, Europe’s largest independent retreader, has been acquired by UK-based tyre firm Zenises Group that has not only purchased the entire company and equipment but has also acquired the prime 11 acre site in Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK, where…

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Continental starts construction on its new headquarters in Hanover

August 6, 2018
Continental starts construction on its new headquarters in Hanover

Technology company Continental is beginning the construction of its new headquarters in Hanover. The first development phase for the building complex is to be completed by the end of 2020 and to provide space for 1,250 employees. According to the…

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Yokohama develops hose to facilitate US auto shift to green refrigerant

August 1, 2018
Yokohama develops hose to facilitate US auto shift to green refrigerant

Yokohama Rubber Co has developed the ACBR series of hoses for use in car air conditioners. The new hoses are compatible for use with HFO-1234yf, which is seeing more widespread application as the next-generation refrigerant for car air conditioners. The…

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Yokohama’s joint research with Thai universities for future development of rubber

August 1, 2018
Yokohama’s joint research with Thai universities for future development of rubber

Tokyo-based Yokohama Rubber Co. says that the results of joint research projects conducted since 2013 with two universities in Thailand, a major producer of natural rubber, were recently presented at The International Polymer Conference of Thailand 2018 (PCT-8). The joint…

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ANRPC revises outlook for rubber sector with higher growth

July 31, 2018
ANRPC revises outlook for rubber sector with higher growth

According to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC), during first half of 2018 (H1 2018), the global demand of natural rubber (NR) grew 5%, year-on-year, to 6.96 million tonnes. Meanwhile, the global supply of NR rose 4.5%, year-on-year,…

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Bridgestone wins tyre patent suit against China’s Fangxing Rubber

July 31, 2018
Bridgestone wins tyre patent suit against China’s Fangxing Rubber

Tokyo-headquartered tyre maker Bridgestone Corporation says that it has received a favourable ruling from the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court in its lawsuit regarding the infringement of patent rights against major Chinese tyre manufacturer Fangxing Rubber Co., Ltd. (Fangxing). In September…

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