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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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Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

As the global natural rubber market hits record growth, how does this relate to the environment? Experts and tyre companies weigh in on the environmental impact of rubber demand to work on solutions..

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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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GPSNR paves way for sustainable NR platform

February 8, 2019
GPSNR paves way for sustainable NR platform

More than 50 natural rubber stakeholders met in Singapore for a workshop featuring founding members of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR), an independent platform to improve the natural rubber value chain, to align the organisation to a…

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VMI opens new service centre in Thailand

February 8, 2019
VMI opens new service centre in Thailand

VMI, a Netherland-based producer of tyre manufacturing machinery, opens a new service centre in Chon Buri Province, Thailand. The Thailand facility is the company’s ninth service centre. The service center employs engineers to provide support to VMI customers; and is…

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European JV to set up ELT plant in Danish port

February 7, 2019
European JV to set up ELT plant in Danish port

The prospective joint venture (jv) Elysium Nordic Apof  Denmark’s WindSpace A/Sand Sweden’s Enviro has signed a lease agreement with Associated Danish Ports (ADP) for a site in Nyborgharbour on Funen, Denmark for material recovery of end-of-life tyres (ELT). The lease…

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New partnership seeks to establish first sustainable NR supply in the US

February 6, 2019
New partnership seeks to establish first sustainable NR supply in the US

American technology company United American Health Corporation (UAHC) has established a wholly-owned subsidiary American Sustainable Rubber Company (ASR), an indoor agriculture  technology company focused on creating a domestic solution to natural rubber (NR) production. The company hopes to utilise proprietary…

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Kerala’s Rubber Industrial Park to aid farmers vs rubber price “crisis”

February 4, 2019
Kerala’s Rubber Industrial Park to aid farmers vs rubber price “crisis”

A first-of-its-kind Industrial park for rubber products manufacturer will be set up in Kerala, India. During the presentation of 2019-2020 state budget, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac announced that the Kerala Government plans to set up an integrated park for rubber…

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Canada’s tyre distributor Giant acquired by Trelleborg

February 3, 2019
Canada’s tyre distributor Giant acquired by Trelleborg

The second largest industrial tyre dealer in the Montreal area has been acquired by Trelleborg, a global engineering company that focused on polymer technology. Through Trelleborg Wheel Systems, an agreement of acquisition is sealed with PNEU ICM Inc, a specialized…

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NR policies take toll on India’s largest rubber producer

February 3, 2019
NR policies take toll on India’s largest rubber producer

Harrisons Malayalam (HML), India’s largest producer of rubber and other agricultural crops faces profit loss as restrictions on felling old rubber trees and lack of replanting measures continue.  A loss of over Rs 100 crores over 13 lakh MT of…

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Marangoni scores majority stakes in South African tread company

February 1, 2019
Marangoni scores majority stakes in South African tread company

Italy headquartered retread solutions expert, Marangoni Group has acquired the majority shareholding in the South African tread maker Leader Rubber Company SA (Pty) Ltd. The partnership between Leader Rubber and Marangoni has been ongoing for more than ten years and…

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Gevo innovates renewable isoprene for producing rubber

January 29, 2019
Gevo innovates renewable isoprene for producing rubber

US-based renewable fuels and chemicals manufacturer Gevo Inc has developed a proprietary, breakthrough catalytic process that transforms low-cost commercially available, or even waste by-product, renewable alcohols into renewable isoprene that would be expected to compete head-to-head on price with natural…

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Haldor Topsoe to provide technology for Nizhnekams’s isoprene rubber output

January 28, 2019
Haldor Topsoe to provide technology for Nizhnekams’s isoprene rubber output

Denmark-based catalysis firm Haldor Topsoe has tied up with Russia’s PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim for license and engineering services for a new methanol unit with a capacity of 500,000 tonnes/year. Nizhnekamskneftekhim is building its new methanol production plant in Kazan, Tatarstan, in…

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(Last Updated: 21 March 2019)

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