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Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

The world’s largest producer of rubber gloves is getting a hold of competition, wage hikes and volatile currency, with capacity expansions through automation...

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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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Momentive to increase silane output for China

August 29, 2011
Momentive to increase silane output for China

US company Momentive Performance Materials will expand production capacity for silanes at its facilities in Sistersville, WV, and Termoli, Italy, to meet growing demand from its global market, particularly in China

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New Goodyear innovation could make tyre pumps obsolete

August 28, 2011
New Goodyear innovation could make tyre pumps obsolete

AKRON, Ohio – The days of manually adding air to under-inflated tyres could be a distant memory thanks to a new innovation under development in laboratories at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Keeping tyres properly inflated doesn’t just eliminate…

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Burning rubber to forge steel

August 28, 2011
Burning rubber to forge steel

NSW, Australia – “We have started doing all sorts of crazy things,” Veena Sahajwalla told the group of fresh faced scientists and exhausted chemists gathered at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia last Friday. A materials scientist at the University…

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Impact of EU ruling on local rubber

August 28, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR – Local rubber industry player must take heed and be prepared for the impact of the European Union’s legislation on rubber and rubber products. UK-based Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre research director Dr Stuart Cook said the EU…

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Risda ready to develop Sabah’s natural rubber industry

August 28, 2011

KOTA MARUDU – The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) is ready to spearhead Sabah’s natural rubber industry, especially the development of smallholdings. Risda Holding Sdn Bhd Chairman Datuk Abdul Rahim Ismail said a dynamic mechanism was required to bring…

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OTR tyre supply comes under pressure

August 28, 2011

WITH images of the earthmover tyre shortages of 2007 still etched on the industry’s rear-view mirror, mine fleet operators and potential customers are again facing the prospect of ultra-large tyre scarcity down the road—and once again, at a time when…

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Improved flexion radials changing the AG tyre landscape

August 28, 2011
Improved flexion radials changing the AG tyre landscape

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America, the pioneer of improved flexion (IF) technology for agricultural tires, showed top agricultural journalists attending the 2011 Agricultural Media Summit how IF radials help farmers reduce soil compaction, improve fuel economy, help the environment…

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Sinergi Perdana to complete three acquisitions by year-end

August 28, 2011
Sinergi Perdana to complete three acquisitions by year-end

PETALING JAYA – Sinergi Perdana Sdn Bhd, a government-initiated agricultural consortium, is on an acquisition trail and it plans to complete the takeover of two fertiliser companies and one rubber compound company before year-end. A source close to Sinergi Perdana…

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Vietnam confronts rubber dilemma

August 28, 2011

Vietnam is a big name in the rubber industry. It is the world’s fourth largest exporter despite being a late entrant into the international market. But Vietnamese firms producing tires and needing latex for other production purposes are facing a…

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Conti to expand, add radials to Indian tire plant

August 28, 2011

NEW DELHI, India — Continental A.G. plans to invest $71 million through 2013 in its newly acquired tire plant in Modipuram, India, to expand bias-ply truck tire capacity and add capacity for radial car and truck tires. The projects, announced…

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