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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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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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Wacker sets up first LSR 3D printing lab in US

March 26, 2019
Wacker sets up first LSR 3D printing lab in US

German chemical firm Wacker is launching its first US-based Aceo open print lab. Aceo is said to be the world’s first industrial-scale technology for the additive manufacturing of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) components. The new facility, located at Wacker’s Silicone…

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Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia ally to address falling rubber prices

March 25, 2019
Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia ally to address falling rubber prices

Indonesia is among the biggest producers of rubber next to Thailand, Malaysia and China; however, Indonesian rubber farmers have been hit by low prices since late 2018, prompting the government to find ways to stabilise rubber pricesby forging cooperation with…

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GPSNR forms executive committee to boost value of natural rubber

March 25, 2019
GPSNR forms executive committee to boost value of natural rubber

Natural rubber stakeholders convened in Singapore on March 21, 2019 for the inaugural General Assembly of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) – an independent platform that will lead improvements in the socio-economic and environmental performance of the…

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New C-Check measuring system for tyre production

March 25, 2019
New C-Check measuring system for tyre production

A new non-contact C-Check system has been introduced designed for in-line conductivity measurement of chimney strips directly after the extrusion process. Available from Germany machinery firm KraussMaffei Berstorff, it enables in-process detection of material defects and transmits a warning signal…

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Kraton to construct TPE latex unit in Brazil

March 22, 2019
Kraton to construct TPE latex unit in Brazil

Kraton Corporation, formerly Kraton Performance Polymers, has approved of the construction of a semi works latex unit in Paulinia, Brazil, which is scheduled to complete by early 2020 and ready for commissioning by the second quarter of 2020. Kraton is…

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Firestone’s Liberian plant laying off 800 workers

March 21, 2019
Firestone’s Liberian plant laying off 800 workers

Firestone Natural Rubber Company – the biggest employer in Liberia’s private sector – will be laying off 13% of its workforce or around 800 Liberian employees over the second quarter of 2019. Headcount reductions will include retirements, the discontinuation of…

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Goodyear to upgrade plants in Germany; laying off 1,000 jobs

March 21, 2019
Goodyear to upgrade plants in Germany; laying off 1,000 jobs

American Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has approved of plans to upgrade and automate two of its tyre manufacturing facilities in Hanau and Fulda, Germany, to increase production of premium tyres 17 inches in diameter and larger. The plan was…

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ICEX bargain buying on rubber likely to increase

March 21, 2019
ICEX bargain buying on rubber likely to increase

Futures contracts of rubber settled a touch higher on the Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX) due to bargain buying by market participants following a recent fall in prices and expectations of a rise in demand from domestic tyre makers- the most-active…

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