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Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Hit by trade wars and economic volatilities, the synthetic rubber sector is anchoring in the robust automotive sector to stay afloat...

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Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Industry stakeholders are taking up the challenge of securing rubber supply without letting up on efforts to ensure food security, energy efficiency, human rights, and environmental integrity...

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Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

The market for cost-effective and sustainable retread tyres is growing with companies joining forces and launching innovations...

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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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Evonik to build new plant for silicones in Northern Germany

September 24, 2018
Evonik to build new plant for silicones in Northern Germany

Evonik is investing tens of millions of euros into the construction of a new multi-purpose facility at its Geesthacht location in Northern Germany, 30 km outside the city of Hamburg. The new facility will produce a range of silicones and…

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Synthomer ups NBR capacity in Malaysia; demand from glove sector growing

September 24, 2018
Synthomer ups NBR capacity in Malaysia; demand from glove sector growing

UK-headquartered materials company Synthomer has started up its RM270 million nitrile latex expansion at its Pasir Gudang facility in the southern state of Johor in Malaysia. The company has added on 90,000 tonnes/year of new capacity, which is a 50%…

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Wearable ultrasound silicone patch for continuous blood pressure monitoring

September 24, 2018
Wearable ultrasound silicone patch for continuous blood pressure monitoring

Researches led by the University of California San Diego have invented a new wearable ultrasound patch that monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin. The non-invasive method could help with the detection of cardiovascular anomalies. The work, published…

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Versalis (Eni) opens new EPDM rubber production plant in Ferrara

September 20, 2018
Versalis (Eni) opens new EPDM rubber production plant in Ferrara

The new facility, which will mainly supply rubber to the automotive industry, is a reindustrialization of an Italian production plant. The project was financed with over EUR 250 million, and involved constructing a new production line on a land which…

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Continental debuts a new production hall in Czech Republic

September 20, 2018
Continental debuts a new production hall in Czech Republic

Continental recently inaugurated their new production hall of their molds and container manufacturer A-Z Formen- und Maschinenbau GmbH (AZ) in Horsovsky Tyn. Guests from local authorities, Vaclav Mothejzík – Mayor of Horsovsky Tyn, Josef Bernard– Regional Council President, Jan Latka…

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India cracks down on China’s FKM imports; countervailing duty probe ongoing

September 18, 2018
India cracks down on China’s FKM imports; countervailing duty probe ongoing

India has initiated a countervailing duty probe into increased imports of fluoroelastomer (FKM), a fluorocarbon-based synthetic rubber from China, following a complaint from Gujarat Fluorochemicals (GFL),  a part of the $3 billion INOX Group of Companies, and India’s largest producer…

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Evonik to expand hydrophobic fumed silica capacities

September 17, 2018
Evonik to expand hydrophobic fumed silica capacities

Germany’s Evonik Industries is expanding its capacities for refinement fumed silica in Rheinfelden (Germany). The group will invest an amount in the low double-digit million euro range to expand its Rheinfelden facility, which further processes hydrophilic silica to a hydrophobic…

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Black Bear’s ingenious solution to the global waste tyres problem

September 14, 2018
Black Bear’s ingenious solution to the global waste tyres problem

Every year, 1.5 billion tyres reach the end of their life. The vast majority get dumped or incinerated, releasing massive amounts of carbon dioxide, and destroying highly valuable resources. To solve this waste tyre problem, Dutch company Black Bear has…

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Hexpol acquires Kirkland Rubber for US$46m

September 14, 2018
Hexpol acquires Kirkland Rubber for US$46m

Hexpol has recently acquired of the business of Kirkhill Rubber from the founder Edward Reker, his family and co-owners. Kirkhill as a company with experience in aerospace, automotive, medical, and other demanding industry segments, had started expanding into silicone and…

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Trelleborg opens a new sealing centre in Germany

September 14, 2018
Trelleborg opens a new sealing centre in Germany

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has celebrated the inauguration of its newly constructed Innovation Centre in Stuttgart, Germany. The centre would host the business’s global headquarters, its German headquarters and various global support departments, as well as a significantly extended R&D area…

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(Last Updated: 17 Oct 2018)

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