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The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

Renewably-sourced synthetic rubbers are making the cut in the growing automotive and tyre markets, says Angelica Buan in this report..

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Paving the way for rubberised roads

Paving the way for rubberised roads

Rubberised roads demonstrate a viable solution against greenhouse gas emissions, road noise abatement and landfilling of scrap tyre rubber. In Thailand, rubber roads also stabilise its economy, says..

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Medical devices market in good shape with silicones

Medical devices market in good shape with silicones

Evolving from silicon, one of the earth’s most common elements, silicones are recognised for their versatile medical application potentials...

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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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Malaysia to assist 440,000 rubber smallholders, tappers starting November

July 31, 2017
Malaysia to assist 440,000 rubber smallholders, tappers starting November

The government of Malaysia will be providing financial assistance to 440,000 smallholder planters and rubber tappers in the country over a three-month period beginning November this year. Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (BN-Bera) said the…

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Zenyatta Ventures to develop graphene enhanced rubber products

July 31, 2017
Zenyatta Ventures to develop graphene enhanced rubber products

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd., a junior exploration company based in Ontario, Canada, is teaming up with US-based rubber band manufacturer Alliance Rubber Company and the University of Sussex in the UK for the development of rubber products enhanced with graphene converted…

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Southern Thailand province begins construction of six more rubberised roads

July 31, 2017
Southern Thailand province begins construction of six more rubberised roads

Songkhla, a province in southern Thailand, has begun construction of six more rubberised asphalt roads, bringing the province’s total to eight. Nipon Boonyamanee, chairman of the provincial organisation, said two rubber roads had just been completed in Chana district. Each…

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Giti Tire to hire 1,700 new staff for its South Carolina manufacturing plant

July 28, 2017
Giti Tire to hire 1,700 new staff for its South Carolina manufacturing plant

Singaporean tyre manufacturer Giti Tire will be hiring 1,700 new staff over the coming decade to fill various positions in its US$560 million Richburg plant in Chester County, South Carolina in the US. The Richburg plant is the company’s first…

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Thailand used over 7,000 tonnes of rubber for road construction, repairs

July 28, 2017
Thailand used over 7,000 tonnes of rubber for road construction, repairs

Thailand has used more than 7,000 tonnes of rubber worth Bt358.6 million for road construction and repair projects under the Department of Rural Roads this year. Department Chief Pisak Jitviriyavasin said that findings of research conducted by the department showed…

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Evonik invests in fumed silica capacity expansion in Belgium

July 28, 2017
Evonik invests in fumed silica capacity expansion in Belgium

Germany-based leading global specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries is expanding its fumed silica capacities in Antwerp, Belgium with an investment amount in the upper double-digit million euro range. The company sees the move as a good fit for its strategy…

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India mulling anti-dumping duty on truck, bus radial tyres from China

July 26, 2017
India mulling anti-dumping duty on truck, bus radial tyres from China

India’s Commerce Ministry is planning on imposing anti-dumping duty on truck and bus radial (TBR) tyres from China to protect domestic rubber players from cheap imports. “As per information received from Rubber Board, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, imposition of…

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Continental CST adds two new field engineers to American regions

July 26, 2017
Continental CST adds two new field engineers to American regions

Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) has expanded its workforce and added two new field engineers to support the business in USA, Canada, South America and Mexico. The two new field engineers in the Americas will be involved with OTR (Earthmover),…

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Hyundai Motor to increase local SUV production with Chongqing plant

July 24, 2017
Hyundai Motor to increase local SUV production with Chongqing plant

Hyundai Motor began production at its fifth passenger car plant at Chongqing, in China, to meet the demands of the rapid-growing car market. The new plant is a joint venture with Hyundai’s local partner Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., who…

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Lexus LC 500 partners with Marvel Studios’ Black Panther

July 24, 2017
Lexus LC 500 partners with Marvel Studios’ Black Panther

Lexus, a luxury vehicle division of  Toyota, and Marvel have announced a collaboration at the brink of the opening of Comic-Con to pair the first ever 2018 Lexus LC with Marvel’s Black Panther character in the highly anticipated film, Marvel…

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