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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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Michelin buying telematics provider Masternaut

May 21, 2019
Michelin buying telematics provider Masternaut

French tyre maker Michelin has acquired Masternaut, a European telematics company, in a deal that will ease fleet services, product development and growth across the region. Masternaut is Michelin’s third major acquisition in the fleet telematics industry after North/South America’s…

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Thailand to cut rubber exports this week

May 20, 2019
Thailand to cut rubber exports this week

Thailand has agreed for export cutbacks of about 240k-tonnes of rubber, together with regional producers Indonesia and Malaysia, to support declining rubber prices. However, the global rubber exporter delayed the measure because of its general election in March, and will…

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Apollo launches its first tyre centre in Malaysia

May 17, 2019
Apollo launches its first tyre centre in Malaysia

In response to growing demand for commercial tyres in the Asian region, Indian tyre manufacturer Apollo Tyres has recently opened its Apollo Truck Tyre Zone (ATTZ) in Johor Baru, Malaysia. The centre serves to provide customers with easy access to…

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Myanmar to have increased rubber production, exports

May 16, 2019
Myanmar to have increased rubber production, exports

Myanmar’s burgeoning rubber production will see an export of around 300,000 tonnes of rubber this year, more than its government’s estimate of 260,000 tonnes, according to the Secretary of Myanmar’s Rubber Planters and Producers Association (MRPPA), U Khaing Myint. Myint…

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US-China trade war could help Malaysian rubber industry

May 16, 2019
US-China trade war could help Malaysian rubber industry

The recent US-China tariff debate had led CIMB Equities Research experts to believe the US glove demand will shift from China to Malaysia. The US government has recently hiked the tariff rate to 25% on US$200 billion worth of annual…

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Resilient NR industry fights ruin

May 16, 2019
Resilient NR industry fights ruin

Despite numerous hits that downplayed the natural rubber (NR) market over 2018/2019, its total downfall was prevented and ING Research analysis highlights rallying causes that supported the market. An early wintering season in Southeast Asia and strategic seasonal storms has…

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Cabot to invest in Malaysian elastomer composites facility

May 14, 2019
Cabot to invest in Malaysian elastomer composites facility

US-based elastomer/composites supplier Cabot is expanding its Port Dickson elastomer composites plant in Malaysia, following rising demands from the tyre sector. However, capacity was not disclosed. Cabot built the world’s first facility dedicated to liquid mixing of elastomer composites in…

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Sumitomo advances fully-automated driving with CRANTS

May 14, 2019
Sumitomo advances fully-automated driving with CRANTS

Automated driving may be realised sooner than predicted, as Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has begun a joint research project with Japan’s Gunma University Centre for Research on Adoption of NextGen Transportation Systems (CRANTS) to develop SRI’s tyre-related services and Level…

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Global auto tyre inflation systems market to grow by 5.6%

May 14, 2019
Global auto tyre inflation systems market to grow by 5.6%

The global automatic tyre inflation system market is expected to change by specific drivers and restraints from 2017 through 2027 – the market will reportedly register a CAGR of 5.6% during this forecast period, with an overall positive outlook for…

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CNEEC China to build new tyre plant in Azerbaijan

May 13, 2019
CNEEC China to build new tyre plant in Azerbaijan

Chinese companies are investing in Middle Eastern country Azerbaijan – representatives from both sides have signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) worth US$821 million in total. A notable project will be the construction of a Chinese tyre plant in Azerbaijan’s Sumgayit…

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