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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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Materials News: Composites: going bone-deep into medical applications

Materials News: Composites: going bone-deep into medical applications

Polymer composites, reinforced plastics and advanced composites have been used in the manufacture of medical prostheses and implants over the last decade. Advanced composites, containing approximately

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UAE uses scrap rubber tyres, organic materials to pave roads

May 15, 2017
UAE uses scrap rubber tyres, organic materials to pave roads

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is recycling scrap rubber tyres and using organic materials to pave roads. Hussain Al Mansuri, acting undersecretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, said they have taken up a number of experimental projects to add…

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ANRPC: 2017 global NR output to increase, but still fall short of rising demand

May 15, 2017
ANRPC: 2017 global NR output to increase, but still fall short of rising demand

Rubber tapping activity is expected to increase this year in key rubber-producing countries like Thailand, Vietnam and India that could lead to the expected 5.7% rise in the 2017 global natural rubber output, the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries…

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US rubber demand to hit US$8.9 billion in 2021, report says

May 15, 2017
US rubber demand to hit US$8.9 billion in 2021, report says

Demand for rubber in the US is forecasted to reach US$8.9 billion in 2021, according to a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports titled “Rubber: United States”. Tyre manufacturing and retreading represents a significant source of demand for rubber…

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Sri Trang to invest 2bn Baht to expand annual rubber production capacity

May 12, 2017
Sri Trang to invest 2bn Baht to expand annual rubber production capacity

Thailand-based Sri Trang Agro-Industry PCL, the world’s largest fully integrated natural rubber company, will be investing around 2 billion Baht to increase its annual rubber production capacity from last year’s 2.4 million tonnes to 2.9 million tonnes this year. “The…

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Momentive to showcase new self-bonding liquid silicone rubber at Chinaplas

May 12, 2017
Momentive to showcase new self-bonding liquid silicone rubber at Chinaplas

Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a worldwide leader in silicones and advanced materials, will introduce a new self-bonding liquid silicone rubber (LSR) series at Chinaplas 2017 to be held in Guangzhou, China from May 16 to 19, 2017. The self-bonding technology…

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Dow Corning launches three new mouldable optical silicone products

May 12, 2017
Dow Corning launches three new mouldable optical silicone products

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, is significantly expanding its industry-leading portfolio of LED solutions with the launch of three high-performance mouldable optical silicone products. Offering enhanced optical, mechanical and processing properties, the three new…

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India’s 2016-17 natural rubber output rises 22%, imports decrease 7%

May 10, 2017
India’s 2016-17 natural rubber output rises 22%, imports decrease 7%

India’s natural rubber (NR) imports for the financial year 2016-17 dropped by 7%, according to data recently released by Rubber Board, India. The rubber industry body said the decline in natural rubber imports was due to the increased domestic production…

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Thai government partners with Deestone produce high-rubber content tyres

May 10, 2017
Thai government partners with Deestone produce high-rubber content tyres

Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) has partnered with the Rubber Authority of Thailand to produce its own tyre brand called TH-Tyre in the hopes of stimulating the use of locally grown and tapped natural rubber. The two bodies…

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Marangoni sells solid tyre business to Onyx Group

May 10, 2017
Marangoni sells solid tyre business to Onyx Group

Worldwide tyre manufacturer and retreading company Marangoni S.p.A. has successfully sold its solid tyre business to Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based conglomerate Onyx Group as part of an agreement the two companies signed in January. Onyx Group, which has activities in…

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Petronas/Aramco to expand product base at Rapid: elastomers/SR on the cards

May 10, 2017
Petronas/Aramco to expand product base at Rapid: elastomers/SR on the cards

Malaysia’s state-owned oil company Petronas and its partner in the Rapid (Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development) project in Johor, Saudi Aramco, are studying the feasibility of building other petrochemical plants to make full use of raw materials from the Rapid…

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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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