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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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Michelin buying Camso for US$1.4 bn; to bolster speciality business

July 16, 2018
Michelin buying Camso for US$1.4 bn; to bolster speciality business

French tyre maker Michelin says it is buying Canadian firm Camso for US$1.45 billion to generate US$55 million of cost savings and increased sales by 2021. Camso, which averages net sales of US$1 billion, designs and manufactures off-the-road (OTR) material…

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Toyoda sets up technical operations in India

July 16, 2018
Toyoda sets up technical operations in India

Japanese firm Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has established an office in Guragaon, India,  to speed up business by locating engineering and sales operations closer to the head office of its main customer, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. These operations were previously…

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Sempertrans launches facility in the US

July 16, 2018
Sempertrans launches facility in the US

Sempertrans, which is part of the Austrian rubber/plastic company Semperit, recently celebrated the official opening of its new Atlanta location together with distributors and end-customers. While the Sempertrans USA team moved into the new location in Georgia in December 2017,…

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New mining tyres from Michelin for extreme conditions

July 13, 2018
New mining tyres from Michelin for extreme conditions

Michelin North America says it is launching its most aggressive answer for underground mining (UGM) tyres, specifically made for loaders and transport machines operating in extreme conditions. Available immediately, the X Mine D2 Pro and the XSM D2+ Pro Line are designed with…

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Sinopec’s China SBR plant uses Topsoe CATOX catalyst for emission control

July 13, 2018
Sinopec’s China SBR plant uses Topsoe CATOX catalyst for emission control

Denmark-based Haldor Topsoe has delivered the catalyst charge for a new regenerative catalytic oxidizer at the Sinopec Qilu styrene-butadiene rubber plant in Zibo – the biggest rubber producer in China and part of Sinopec Group, the world’s largest oil refining,…

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Continental buys Czech machine tool manufacturer

July 13, 2018
Continental buys Czech machine tool manufacturer

Tyre company Continental has taken over the Czech machine tool manufacturer VÚK.  The acquisition of VÚK strengthens Continental’s presence in the city of Otrokovice, Czech Republic, which is also the home to Continental’s largest tyre plant worldwide with 4,500 employees.…

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Toyoda Gosei and EBM develop prototype medical simulator using e-Rubber

July 10, 2018
Toyoda Gosei and EBM develop prototype medical simulator using e-Rubber

Japanese manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts Toyoda Gosei Co. and EBM Corporation, a university-launched start-up (established in 2006) involved in training simulator development and system creation for cardiac surgery for both Japanese and overseas markets, have developed a…

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Trelleborg acquires coated fabrics operation in the US

July 10, 2018
Trelleborg acquires coated fabrics operation in the US

Swedish engineered polymers company Trelleborg has, through its Trelleborg Coated Systems business area, signed an agreement and finalised the acquisition of US-based privately owned company Laminating Coating Technologies, Inc. (Lamcotec). Lamcotec develops and manufactures polyurethane-coated and laminated fabrics primarily used in the…

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Linglong breaks ground on 4th tyre facility in China

July 10, 2018
Linglong breaks ground on 4th tyre facility in China

China’s tyre maker Shandong Linglong Tire recently held a ground breaking ceremony for its fourth facility at its Hubei Linglong Tire site in China. The plant will manufacture truck and bus tyres, passenger tyres and off-the-road (OTR) tyres with a…

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TPVs promote sustainability; feature bio-based EPDM

July 9, 2018
TPVs promote sustainability; feature bio-based EPDM

Netherlands-headquartered synthetic rubber supplier Arlanxeo says its latest thermoplastic vulcanisates (TPVs) combine its Keltan Eco EPDM, said to be the world’s first bio-based EPDM, with green fillers, plasticisers and thermoplastics, resulting in EPDM products with up to 90% sustainable ingredients.…

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(Last Updated: 16 Aug 2018)

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