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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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Lehigh opens first plant outside US in Europe

July 19, 2018
Lehigh opens first plant outside US in Europe

Lehigh Technologies, a specialty chemicals company that produces sustainable raw materials from end-of-life tyres and post-industrial rubber, says that production has started at its new Murillo el Fruto Micronized Rubber Powder (MRP) plant in Navarra, Spain. The plant is the first…

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US/China trade war escalates to tariffs on Chinese tyres/rubber products

July 19, 2018
US/China trade war escalates to tariffs on Chinese tyres/rubber products

In the on-going trade “war” between China and the US, the Office of the US Trade Representative has stated that almost all tyres imported from China, as well as quite a few rubber products, polymers and other raw materials important…

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Continental to realign structure: spin off powertrain and possible IPO of rubber unit

July 19, 2018
Continental to realign structure: spin off powertrain and possible IPO of rubber unit

German company Continental, which makes automotive parts and tyres, has decided to undertake what it says is one of the largest organisational realignments in the company’s history, to spin off its powertrain unit, by breaking up the company into three…

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Birla Carbon to expand capacity in locations globally

July 18, 2018
Birla Carbon to expand capacity in locations globally

India’s Birla Carbon has announced expansions in multiple regions to support customers in the growing carbon black market. It will undertake significant debottlenecking at its factories in Egypt and Italy before the end of Q3 2018; restart a production line in…

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Kuraray, PTT, and Sumitomo launch jv company in Thailand

July 18, 2018
Kuraray, PTT, and Sumitomo launch jv company in Thailand

Japanese chemical maker Kuraray Co, Thailand-based PTT Global Chemical Public Company and compatriot Japanese chemical company Sumitomo Corporation recently held an opening ceremony for a joint venture company, Kuraray GC Advanced Materials Co, set up to operate in Thailand. Kuraray…

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Kumho to up capacity of butadiene latex in South Korea

July 17, 2018
Kumho to up capacity of butadiene latex in South Korea

South Korea’s Kumho Petrochemical says that it has started the expansion for acrylonitrile butadiene latex (NB latex) at its facility in Ulsan, South Korea, from 400,000 tonnes to 550,000 tonnes/year. With this expansion, Kumho says it will further consolidate its…

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Sumitomo/Dunlop Tech open technical centre in Germany

July 17, 2018
Sumitomo/Dunlop Tech open technical centre in Germany

Sumitomo Rubber Europe and Dunlop Tech have officially opened a technical centre, after a year of construction. The 30,000 sq m building in Hanau-Steinheim, Germany, houses facilities for tyre development and testing, production of liquid latex and tyre pressure monitoring system design.…

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AB completes expansion of R&D site

July 17, 2018
AB completes expansion of R&D site

US-based speciality silicone maker AB Specialty Silicones says it has completed a significant renovation and expansion of its R&D and QA location tripling the area. Additional laboratory facilities and equipment have increased technical capabilities for product analysis and performance matching…

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China imposes anti-dumping measures on NR from Japan and South Korea

July 17, 2018
China imposes anti-dumping measures on NR from Japan and South Korea

China’s Ministry of Commerce has imposed temporary anti-dumping measures on nitrile rubber imported from South Korea and Japan from 16th July. The Ministry says it will collect deposits ranging between 12 and 37.3% on imports of the rubber from South…

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US to impose fines on imports of rubber bands from China

July 17, 2018
US to impose fines on imports of rubber bands from China

The US Commerce Department says that rubber bands imported from China will be subject to hefty state subsidies. Meanwhile,  a similar investigation into the same products from Thailand resulted in a leaner fine. Imports of rubber bands from China were…

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(Last Updated: 16 Aug 2018)

Monthly The prices shown above do not include VAT @4% on purchase and expenses towards packing, transportation, warehousing  and other incidentals


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