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World Rubber Summit 2019: New paths for the rubber economy

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

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

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

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

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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Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Industry stakeholders are taking up the challenge of securing rubber supply without letting up on efforts to ensure food security, energy efficiency, human rights, and environmental integrity...

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Rubber-moulded automotive components market set to expand

January 25, 2019
Rubber-moulded automotive components market set to expand

Rubber moulded components are widely used in the automotive industry. Raw rubber – in most forms – is readily available and the final product is durable.Functional products can be shaped from rubber materials though a basic process. These products are…

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Guayule medical gloves that are non-allergic, can block radiation

January 24, 2019
Guayule medical gloves that are non-allergic, can block radiation

An Ohio State University researcher and her team have created the first medical glove that can block radiation while meeting federal guidelines and not triggering allergic reactions. The Radiation Attenuation (RA) medical glove developed by Katrina Cornish, an Ohio Research…

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Phillips Carbon Black to set up 1,50k-tonne unit in South India

January 24, 2019
Phillips Carbon Black to set up 1,50k-tonne unit in South India

Phillips Carbon Black (PCBL), India’s largest carbon black producer and exporter has shortlisted three locations, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for its 1,50,000-tonne carbon plant. The new plant will have an investment of Rs 600-620 crore. There have been…

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Chinese rubber chem producer gets nod for TBBS project trial run

January 23, 2019
Chinese rubber chem producer gets nod for TBBS project trial run

Shandong Sunsine Chemical Co, Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of  China Sunsine Chemical Holdings Ltd,  a specialty rubber chemicals producer and global leader in the production and supply of rubber accelerators obtained the Government’s approval for the trial run of…

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Bridgestone to acquire TomTom’s digital fleet business for EUR910 mn

January 22, 2019
Bridgestone to acquire TomTom’s digital fleet business for EUR910 mn

Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation in EMEA, has entered into an agreement with TomTom to acquire its telematics business, for a cash consideration of EUR910 million. The transaction is anticipated to be completed latest in the 2nd…

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Shepherd to expand European ops

January 22, 2019
Shepherd to expand European ops

US-based lubricant additives firm Shepherd Chemical is investing US$8.5 million to expand its Mirecourt, France European operation. The projected growth path at the Mirecourt location includes the addition of a third reactor, a new warehouse, and upgraded R&D pilot facilities.…

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TPC elastomers growing; demand from auto/substitution sectors

January 22, 2019
TPC elastomers growing; demand from auto/substitution sectors

The thermoplastic copolyester (TPC) elastomers market is set to witness moderate to high growth in 2019, with demand expected to surpass 180,000 tonnes, with a CAGR of 4.5% between 2019 and 2027. The demand is likely to benefit from broader…

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AirBoss expands mixing capabilities in US, Canada plants

January 18, 2019
AirBoss expands mixing capabilities in US, Canada plants

Canada-headquartered AirBoss of America Corp’s Rubber Solutions segment is expanding its mixing capabilities at its plants in Scotland Neck, North Carolina and Kitchener, Ontario. The company, which develops, manufactures and markets high-quality, proprietary rubber-based products to various industries, including automotive,…

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Scopic unveils detectable masterbatches for rubber, silicone

January 18, 2019
Scopic unveils detectable masterbatches for rubber, silicone

UK based Scopic, a leading provider of X-ray and metal detectable plastic technology is offering detectable masterbatches for silicone and rubber, which embed metal and/or X-ray detectable properties into the end material. Such masterbatches are manufactured from a range of…

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Thai Gov’t unrolls 20-year masterplan for rubber sector

January 16, 2019
Thai Gov’t unrolls 20-year masterplan for rubber sector

A 20-year roadmap for the rubber sector, spanning 2017 to 2036 has been launched by the Rubber Authority of Thailand, aiming to enhance rubber processing and promotion of domestic consumption. According to Yiam Thawarorit, acting Governor of Rubber Authority of…

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(Last Updated: 12 Feb 2019)

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