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Riding out headwinds in Asian SBR market

Historically, synthetic rubber consumption registers growth that is driven by increasing rubber demand, especially in the automotive, tyre and non-tyre applications. Of types, the use of styrene..

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Tyres: A fresh look at recovery solutions for old tyres

Tyres that have seen better days may be imputed as pollution contributors; however, new developments are changing this notion about end of life tyres (ELTs)...

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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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Sumitomo Rubber tyre plant begins operations in Brazil

April 9, 2019
Sumitomo Rubber tyre plant begins operations in Brazil

Following a three-year factory expansion project worth USD$133 million, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has started production of commercial truck and bus tyres in Fazenda, Brazil; the installation of new production equipment will augment the production capacity from 500 to 1,000…

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Prinx Chengshan expands in Thailand with a new tyre factory

April 5, 2019
Prinx Chengshan expands in Thailand with a new tyre factory

Hong-Kong headquartered Prinx Chengshan recently broke ground on a new plant in Chonburi, Thailand. The new plant, the Chinese tyremaker’s first overseas production base,  is expected to be commissioned in mid-2020, and will further consolidate and expand global production capacity,…

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German researchers optimise synthetic rubber for less tread loss

April 3, 2019
German researchers optimise synthetic rubber for less tread loss

Truck tyres are subject to heavy loads and travel over long distances – resulting in similarly heavy wear and tear. The treads of the tyres are manufactured primarily from natural rubber from rubber trees and to date has demonstrated the…

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Akrochem launches new silica fillers for rubber products

April 3, 2019
Akrochem launches new silica fillers for rubber products

Akrochem Corporation has introduced new mineral fillers Mansil 175G high-dispersing silica, a reinforcing filler for use in synthetic and natural rubber compounding. Mansil 175G can be used as the primary or combination filler for mechanical rubber goods – in tyre…

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China’s Linglong breaks ground for Serbian tyre factory

April 2, 2019
China’s Linglong breaks ground for Serbian tyre factory

China’s Shandong Linglong Tire held the groundbreaking ceremony for its greenfield tyre factory project in Zrenjanin, northern Serbia, signaling the start of construction for the US$994 million project – the factory will be built in three phases, with the final…

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Continental opens Greenfield facility in Thailand

April 1, 2019
Continental opens Greenfield facility in Thailand

German corporation Continental has marked the grand opening of its Greenfield Tyre Plant in Rayong, Thailand, on March 27, 2019, with important delegates and around 500 guests. Dr. Somchai Harnhirun, Thai Deputy Minister of Industry, Nikolai Setzer, Member of the…

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Tyre materials market to grow by USD$100 bn by 2028

March 29, 2019
Tyre materials market to grow by USD$100 bn by 2028

The global tyre materials market has been envisaged by Future Market Insights (FMI) to approach the valuation of USD$100 billion by 2028, after an analysis that offers decisive insights pertaining to the related market and extensive information through organized market…

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Goodyear/ Envoy partner for EV fleets

March 29, 2019
Goodyear/ Envoy partner for EV fleets

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced a new pilot program with Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based electric vehicles (EVs). The pilot was launched in early 2019 and is primarily testing services that minimise operational downtime…

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Cimcorp establishes new operating base in Chennai

March 29, 2019
Cimcorp establishes new operating base in Chennai

Finnish manufacturer and integrator of robotic handling solutions, Cimcorp will open its new location in Chennai, India, this June, in response to growing demand for local tyre industry automation; the decision to establish a base in Chennai strengthens the company’s…

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Saudi Aramco to acquire Sabic in megadeal for US$69 bn

March 29, 2019
Saudi Aramco to acquire Sabic in megadeal for US$69 bn

In what is said to be one of the largest deals in the chemical industry, the world’s largest oil/petrochemical firm Saudi Aramco is to acquire a 70% stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) for US$69.1 billion, from its owner,…

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