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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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Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Not only is Asia a major producer of rubber , but the region is also a burgeoning market for global tyre manufacturers ...

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Materials: Biorubber on a roll

Materials: Biorubber on a roll

The lucrative demand for rubber is taking a toll on forest areas in Asia. But tyre and car makers are taking action by developing the rubber-yielding potentials of plants and renewable materials,in th

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ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO will make its debut at the K2016 show this year, held from 19-26 October in Düsseldorf, Germany. The newly formed joint venture company for synthetic rubber faces the world stage at K, repre

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Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

The introduction o f the EN16350:2014 standard, which deal s wi th the electrostatic characteristics of protective gloves in July 2015 meant that manufacturers had to look at new ways to match ...

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Sumitomo Rubber to increase Chinese tyre output capacity by 60% by 2020

July 20, 2017
Sumitomo Rubber to increase Chinese tyre output capacity by 60% by 2020

Japanese firm Sumitomo Rubber Industries will increase its Chinese production capacity of passenger vehicle tyres by 60% by 2020, predicting lively demand for fuel-saving tyres. The Kobe-based rubber company plans to boost capacity in China to 100,000 tyres daily. To…

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Shandong Linglong Tyre, BUCT successfully produce 3D-printed TPU tyres

July 19, 2017
Shandong Linglong Tyre, BUCT successfully produce 3D-printed TPU tyres

Chinese automotive tyre manufacturer Shandong Linglong Tyre and the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) have successfully developed and tested a prototype of 3D-printed tyres made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) rather than rubber. The 3D-printed TPU tyre, the first of…

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Apollo Tyres expands footprint in Sri Lanka with launch of two-wheeler tyres

July 19, 2017
Apollo Tyres expands footprint in Sri Lanka with launch of two-wheeler tyres

One of India’s leading tyre manufacturers, Apollo Tyres, has expanded its presence in Sri Lanka, becoming a full-range player in the country’s tyre market with the launching of its two-wheeler tyres. Rajesh Dahiya, Group Head, Sales (India, SAARC & Oceania),…

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Malaysia’s Mah leads rubber, palm oil promotional mission to Philippines

July 19, 2017
Malaysia’s Mah leads rubber, palm oil promotional mission to Philippines

Malaysia’s Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keongis currently leading a delegation to the Philippines from July 18 to 20 to promote Malaysia palm oil and rubber products. The Economic and Promotional Mission delegation comprises representatives from…

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RSDC to strengthen rubber technology skilling programmes

July 17, 2017
RSDC to strengthen rubber technology skilling programmes

The Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC), a sector skill council for India’s rubber sector, is teaming up with various local governments and universities in order to strengthen rubber technology skilling programmes from entry level to engineering. “As part of this…

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Thailand’s Rubber Authority aims to raise local rubber consumption

July 17, 2017
Thailand’s Rubber Authority aims to raise local rubber consumption

The Rubber Authority of Thailand is looking to boost local consumption of rubber products by 10% per year through developing sales innovations to create value added rubber products. Leading the opening of the “RAOT on The Move” event, Gen. Chatchalerm…

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ETRMA 2017 Q2 tyre replacement sales down

July 17, 2017
ETRMA 2017 Q2 tyre replacement sales down

Tyre replacement sales figures of the members of The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) for the first half of 2017 have been released. This year’s second quarter saw a significant slowdown as compared to the first quarter, with…

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Cooper Standard opens sealing test, prototype & technology centres in China

July 14, 2017
Cooper Standard opens sealing test, prototype & technology centres in China

Automotive supplier Cooper Standard has established an Asia Pacific Technology Center and opened its Asia Pacific Sealing Test and Sealing Prototype Centers in Shanghai, China as part of its continued investment in the region and commitment to create a full…

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Quality of domestic natural rubber in India to be set by ATMA, Rubber Board

July 14, 2017
Quality of domestic natural rubber in India to be set by ATMA, Rubber Board

The quality standards of domestic natural rubber that tyre manufacturers in India will need in the mid- and long-terms, which is around three to 10 years, will be defined by the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA) and the Rubber Board,…

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Kerala to hold rubber products manufacturing conference

July 14, 2017
Kerala to hold rubber products manufacturing conference

A two-day national conference aimed at offering updates on new developments in processing, product innovations, chemicals, and more will be organized by Rubber Board, India and the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC). The rubber products manufacturing conference will be…

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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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