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Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

R&D efforts and partnerships are keeping pace with the clamour for renewable-sourced rubber for tyres, says Angelica Buan in this report. From guayule to soy beans...

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The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

Renewably-sourced synthetic rubbers are making the cut in the growing automotive and tyre markets, says Angelica Buan in this report..

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Paving the way for rubberised roads

Paving the way for rubberised roads

Rubberised roads demonstrate a viable solution against greenhouse gas emissions, road noise abatement and landfilling of scrap tyre rubber. In Thailand, rubber roads also stabilise its economy, says..

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Medical devices market in good shape with silicones

Medical devices market in good shape with silicones

Evolving from silicon, one of the earth’s most common elements, silicones are recognised for their versatile medical application potentials...

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Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

This technical paper by Melanie Wiedemeier-Jarad and Dr. Hermann-Josef Weidenhaupt of Lanxess GmbH, Germany, explores the interaction between sulphur...

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No barriers to growth for Malaysian glove makers

No barriers to growth for Malaysian glove makers

Malaysia dominates the global rubber industry, supplying more than half the world’s glove requirements. It is well positioned to do so for reasons such as its natural rubber resources...

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Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Fluctuating supply and prices o f latex rubber and a growing demand for more eco-friendly technologies are antecedent to the development o f a flourishing green tyre sector...

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Slow, steady gain for Asian rubber in 2017

The Asian rubber industry is no stranger to fluctuations in commodity prices and upshot of market mechanisms. This year has jump started with improved rubber prices, compared to earlier quarters of la

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Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Mired by the current tight supply and high prices, brought on by an increase in oil prices , the synthetic rubber sector is facing challenging times...

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Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

The new facility is a key addition to the Charleston site’s supply chain, with an expected annual capacity of 13,000 metric tonnes.

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Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

The first-ever Industry Summit in the rapidly developing and expanding field of nanoaugmented materials was held on 14–16 November at the birthplace of the world’s...

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Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Not only is Asia a major producer of rubber , but the region is also a burgeoning market for global tyre manufacturers ...

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Momentive expands to South Korea

November 29, 2011
Momentive expands to South Korea

SILICONES supplier Momentive Performance Materials has expanded its marketing and technology operations in Seoul, South Korea, with a new application development centre at the Gasan Digital Complex to meet growing demand for speciality silicone products in the country. The new…

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Bridgestone pumps up investments globally

November 29, 2011
Bridgestone pumps up investments globally

THE world’s largest tyre maker Bridgestone is putting in more investments in Japan, the US and Vietnam. At its home base in Hofu, Japan, it will invest 4.7 billion yen to increase capacity of small and medium-sized off-the-road radial (ORR)…

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Computer simulation for elastomers

November 29, 2011
Computer simulation for elastomers

TWO US companies Endurica, producer of simulation system technology, and analysis software provider Safe Technology have partnered to produce fe-safe/Rubber, a solution for computer simulation of fatigue failure in elastomers. This allows analysts responsible for the durability of elastomeric products…

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Turnkey car tyre recycling set-up

November 29, 2011
Turnkey car tyre recycling set-up

TWO market leaders have come together to provide a new concept for tyre recycling.Germany-based size reduction machinery supplier Pallmann has tied up with Spanish tyre recycler GMN to develop plants for shredding and reprocessing vehicle tyres. Pallmann has been supplying…

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Apollo sees whopping growth

November 29, 2011

INDIAN tyre maker Apollo Tyres’s consolidated revenues in the second quarter grew by a whopping 47% at Rs28.7 billion and for the first half of the year by 51% at Rs 56.9 billion. A large part of the growth in…

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Michelin to sell shareholding in Hankook

November 29, 2011
Michelin to sell shareholding in Hankook

FRENCH tyre maker Michelin plans to sell up to 15 million shares it owns of Hankook Tire, representing approximately 9.98% of the share capital of this company, via an institutional private placement by way of an accelerated book building. Michelin…

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Michelin reports higher sales

November 29, 2011
Michelin reports higher sales

FRENCH tyre maker Michelin says its net sales totaled EUR15,246 million in the first nine months of 2011, up 17.3% over the year-earlier period. The company also reported a 9.3% increase in sales volumes, reflecting the group’s good performance in…

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Reduction of tariffs for Korean tyres into US

November 29, 2011
Reduction of tariffs for Korean tyres into US

THE US-based Tire Industry Association (TIA) reports recently signed Korean-United States Free Trade Agreement will reduce the tariff on the importing of Korean manufactured car and truck radial tyres from 4% (3.4% for non-radial) through a series of graduated step-downs…

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New hq for Goodyear

November 29, 2011
New hq for Goodyear

US-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber held a topping ceremony for its new corporate and North American headquarters in Akron, recently. It says it is transitioning from its 85-year-old headquarters to a state-of-the-art campus. The headquarters project is scheduled to be…

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Vietnam adjusts tax tariff on rubber exports

November 29, 2011
Vietnam adjusts tax tariff on rubber exports

VIETNAM has decided to make adjustments on the tax tariff for export of some rubber commodities. Export of natural rubber products and natural rubber latex, which are either pre-vulcanised or unvulcanised will be subject to a tax of 3%, instead…

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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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