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Trade war strains US ag sector; China eyes India’s rubber goods market

As the love-hate trade relationship between the US and China ensues, the rest of the world shield their industries from shakeups and breakup...

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Gloves Industry: Malaysia, hand-in-glove with the rubber glove market

Though competition is tight in the gloves industry, according to Malaysia’s industry players, nobody is backing down from meeting the rising global demand for gloves...

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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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Methyl isobutyl growth to reach US$800 mn by 2025; rubber/tyres as drivers

May 31, 2019
Methyl isobutyl growth to reach US$800 mn by 2025; rubber/tyres as drivers

The methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) market is set to grow from its current market value of more than US$600 million to over US$800 million by 2025. The growth will be driven by escalating construction activities across the globe for the…

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Yokohama India opens new tyre centre in Karnataka

May 30, 2019
Yokohama India opens new tyre centre in Karnataka

The Indian subsidiary of tyre manufacturer Yokohama Japan, Yokohama India, has opened an Exclusive Yokohama Club Network (YCN) outlet for its customers in Karnataka, southwest India. Yokohama India has developed the YCN across India, based off Yokohama’s global philosophy to…

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New sales office to boost development for Toyoda Gosei NA

May 30, 2019
New sales office to boost development for Toyoda Gosei NA

Japanese automotive parts manufacturer Toyoda Gosei (TG) will establish a satellite engineering and sales unit by July 2019 in Ohio, US, to oversee its Toyoda Gosei North America (TGNA) operations. Originally based in Troy, Michigan, select TGNA designs and sales…

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Michelin to supply Gulf Air’s new Boeing/Airbus fleets

May 30, 2019
Michelin to supply Gulf Air’s new Boeing/Airbus fleets

In a longstanding partnership deal, Michelin’s Air X radial tyres will feature on all of Bahrain’s Gulf Air aircraft fleet come 2020. Flag carrier Gulf Air has begun operating their Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus 320neo aircrafts that have been…

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ANRPC notes low NR production over early 2019

May 28, 2019
ANRPC notes low NR production over early 2019

One of the backbones of the trade economy, global natural rubber (NR) production fell in Q12019 (January-March) according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC). ANRPC Secretary General Nguyen Ngoc Bich said the drop from 3.15 million to…

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Thailand in limbo with US-China trade war

May 27, 2019
Thailand in limbo with US-China trade war

Thailand’s “white gold” rubber latex was once a hot commodity and made the country a globally-sought after rubber producer. But Thailand is currently caught in the aftermath of the US-China trade war, which is similarly affecting other Southeast Asian countries…

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Heatwave halts tapping by China’s top rubber producer

May 24, 2019
Heatwave halts tapping by China’s top rubber producer

Scorching heat in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan has forced the nation’s biggest natural rubber (NR) producer to cease tapping in the area. Select companies have already stopped tapping after instruction by Yunnan’s Natural Rubber Industry Group, with more to…

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Guangxi Linglong releases first radial tyre after US$570m investment

May 24, 2019
Guangxi Linglong releases first radial tyre after US$570m investment

Guangxi Linglong Tire, Shandong Linglong’s fully-owned subsidiary, marked the release of its first radial earthmover tyre in May 2019. The production kicks off Linglong’s US$578 million investment into steel, all-steel and engineered tyres, later including some 20 million high-performance semi-steel…

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Sumitomo to further optimise autonomous drive

May 23, 2019
Sumitomo to further optimise autonomous drive

Japan’s Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has forged a collaborative agreement with research company Tripod Works and computer equipment manufacturers Sysgration for their developing Direct TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) solutions. SRI plans to introduce its tyre pressure control solutions via…

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Trelleborg Lanka invests in environmentally-friendly tyre manufacturing

May 21, 2019
Trelleborg Lanka invests in environmentally-friendly tyre manufacturing

Trelleborg Wheel Systems (TWS) seeks to improve production efficiency with the addition of an advanced biomass boiler to its Sri Lankan plant’s steam production process. The biomass-fired boiler will reduce harmful CO2 emissions by a whopping 90%, simultaneously enabling “greener”…

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