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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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Green-friendly E-Cube for mobile tyre servicing

July 31, 2018
Green-friendly E-Cube for mobile tyre servicing

The mobile tyre servicing market will be changed through the launch of a new product, deemed to be environmentally friendly. Until now, a typical mobile tyre service unit had a minimum of five, perhaps even six different pieces of tyre…

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Sibur going for an IPO worth up to US$3 bn

July 31, 2018
Sibur going for an IPO worth up to US$3 bn

Russian petrochemical company Sibur is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) potentially worth between US$2 billion and US$3 billion, said a Reuters report, adding that it may happen by the end of the year. Sibur, the largest petrochemical producer…

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Continental to go ahead with changes; Powertrain to be spun off in part-IPO

July 29, 2018
Continental to go ahead with changes; Powertrain to be spun off in part-IPO

Having announced one of the largest organisational changes in the company’s history earlier this month, http://rubberjournalasia.com/continental-to-realign-structure-spin-off-powertrain-and-possible-ipo-of-rubber-unit/, the Supervisory Board of automotive parts/tyres maker Continental has given the go ahead. With this approval, a new holding structure of Hanover-headquartered Continental will…

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Ford sets up self-drive subsidiary; investment of US$4 bn

July 29, 2018
Ford sets up self-drive subsidiary; investment of US$4 bn

US automotive company Ford Motor Company has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organisation charged with accelerating its self-driving business. It will include Ford’s self-driving systems integration, autonomous vehicle research and advanced engineering, AV transportation-as-a-service network development, user experience,…

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Yokohama develops world’s first technology for biomass-isoprene

July 27, 2018
Yokohama develops world’s first technology for biomass-isoprene

Japan’s Yokohama Rubber says that it has developed the world’s first technology capable of efficiently producing isoprene from a biomass. The new breakthrough is the result of joint research with Riken and Zeon Corporation. Isoprene is a raw material in…

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Goodyear to study silica in space; to improve traction for tyres

July 27, 2018
Goodyear to study silica in space; to improve traction for tyres

Using space beyond Earth as the new frontier for development, US tyre company Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company plans to test tyre components in space as part of a project in the International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory, through…

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Omsk Carbon to start up Belarus plant

July 25, 2018
Omsk Carbon to start up Belarus plant

Russian carbon black producer Omsk Carbon Group (OCG) is planning to start the first phase of its carbon black production plant in Mogilev, Belarus, this year in September. The EUR95 million plant is being launched two years late as a…

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Huf Group and Baolong plan jv for tyre pressure monitoring systems

July 24, 2018
Huf Group and Baolong plan jv for tyre pressure monitoring systems

Family-run Huf Group from Velbert, Germany, and Chinese automotive supplier Baolong from Shanghai are to tie-up to establish a joint venture in the field of tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). The aim is to accelerate growth through joint activities in the areas of…

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TARRC celebrates its 80th anniversary in the UK

July 24, 2018
TARRC celebrates its 80th anniversary in the UK

The Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC), the UK research and promotion centre of the Malaysian Rubber Board, recently held a ‘Gateway to the Malaysian Rubber Industry Open Day’ to celebrate its 80th Anniversary at its laboratories at Brickendonbury, Hertford.…

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Malaysian rubber glove makers may benefit from US-China trade war

July 24, 2018
Malaysian rubber glove makers may benefit from US-China trade war

Malaysian research firm Affin Hwang Research says the country’s rubber glove manufacturers could benefit from the trade spat between the US and China, since tariffs are being imposed on rubber/plastic gloves from China. The research house notes that the gloves…

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