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Synthetic Rubber: US market; Trade war is not the sector’s waterloo

e US-China trade war is expected to leave many industries wounded. Nevertheless, the US synthetic rubber sector has remained unscathed and has stayed on a growth path...

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World Rubber Summit 2019: New paths for the rubber economy

Getting a firm grip on the successful adoption of innovation and technology transfer in the industry will be a key thrust in driving the agenda at World Rubber Summit 2019...

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Tyrexpo Asia 2019 takes pole position in attracting the automotive ecosystem

Asia’s most well-attended and go-to sourcing platform revs up momentum this year...

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Driving millennials more familiar with emojis than tyre warning light – study

The study conducted by Zeno Research & Insights, involved an online survey among 1,075 US adults aged 18+ who have a driver's license and access to a vehicle.

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Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

As the global natural rubber market hits record growth, how does this relate to the environment? Experts and tyre companies weigh in on the environmental impact of rubber demand to work on solutions..

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Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Hit by trade wars and economic volatilities, the synthetic rubber sector is anchoring in the robust automotive sector to stay afloat...

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Market for ground support equipment tyres on the uptrend

March 15, 2019
Market for ground support equipment tyres on the uptrend

The global ground support equipment tyres market is projected to have been valued at US$395.8 million in 2018 and is projected to generate incremental opportunity worth US$233.3 million between 2018 and 2028, says Persistence Market Research in its latest research…

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Faurecia/Michelin join forces to develop hydrogen fuel cells

March 15, 2019
Faurecia/Michelin join forces to develop hydrogen fuel cells

French tyre maker Michelin and automotive parts supplier Faurecia have set up a joint venture bringing together all of Michelin’s fuel cell related activities – including its subsidiary Symbio – with those of Faurecia. Both Michelin and Faurecia will have…

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Honda recalls 1.2 mn vehicles for a second time; air bags at fault

March 14, 2019
Honda recalls 1.2 mn vehicles for a second time; air bags at fault

Japanese auto maker Honda has recalled 1.2 million vehicles in North and Central America from the model years 2001 to 2016. The recalled vehicles are ones that were already included in the previous long list of Takata recalls for faulty air bags,…

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Ravago buys rubber chemicals supplier HB Chemical

March 13, 2019
Ravago buys rubber chemicals supplier HB Chemical

TPE supplier Ravago Holdings America has acquired HB Chemical, a distributor for the North American rubber industry representing categories of synthetic rubber, accelerators, plasticizers, antioxidants, waxes and other specialty chemicals required by manufacturers of rubber and elastomer products.  The acquisition…

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Huebner to set up rubber profiles/seals factory in the US

March 13, 2019
Huebner to set up rubber profiles/seals factory in the US

Germany-based automotive and industrial parts supplier Huebner Group is building a new factory for the manufacture of elastomer products in the US, after securing a major order to supply the New York City subway with gangway systems last year. The…

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Enviro’s pyrolysis technology finds a market in North America

March 13, 2019
Enviro’s pyrolysis technology finds a market in North America

Scandinavian firm Enviro’s pyrolysis technology has found a market in the North American market. The company currently has active MOUs with three different tyre recyclers, Treadcraft Ltd and EE-TDF Cleveland respectively, and one in Canada with ArticCan. It also has…

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Nynas’ first bio-based tyre oil for sustainable tyres

March 6, 2019
Nynas’ first bio-based tyre oil for sustainable tyres

As the market demand for non-mineral oil-based products continues to increase, Swedish chemical/oil maker Nynas is launching Nytex Bio 6200, the company’s first tyre and rubber process oil to be produced using renewable feedstock.  ‘’The tyre industry has an ambition…

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Kaolin mineral products supplier expands Georgia facility

March 5, 2019
Kaolin mineral products supplier expands Georgia facility

Active Minerals International, LLC, the world’s largest supplier of high-quality air-floated kaolin mineral products serving the fibreglass, rubber, adhesive and ceramic industries has begun construction of a new mill at itsfacilitybased in Gordon, Georgia, US. The capacity increase will involve…

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Trinseo unrolls new multifunctionalised S-SBR for UHP tyres

March 5, 2019
Trinseo unrolls new multifunctionalised S-SBR for UHP tyres

Trinseo, a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber (SR) is presenting a new grade of multifunctionalised S-SBR (solution styrene butadiene rubber)at an upcoming tyre expo in Germany. Sprintan 918S multifunctionalised S-SBR achieves an…

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API launches new recyclable TPU for footwear

March 5, 2019
API launches new recyclable TPU for footwear

API, an Italian company specialised in the production of thermoplastic elastomeric compounds and bioplastics, has launched its new recyclable TPU Apilon 52 A/C-series at  a recent industry show in Milan. API furthers that the new lightweight footwear solution of thermoplastic…

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