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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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Michelin on track in China

May 12, 2011

FRENCH tyre maker Michelin will set up a joint venture company with Double Coin Holdings and Shanghai Huayi to produce and market Warrior brand passenger car and light truck tyres for the Chinese market. Michelin will own 40% of the…

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Goodyear’s groundbreaking

May 12, 2011

American Goodyear Tire & Rubber has broken ground on its new global headquarters complex in Akron, US. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2013 and involves the relocation of 2,000 staff. The new building will serve as…

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Indian tyre company sold

May 12, 2011

GERMAN tyre company Continental has signed an agreement with India-based V K Modi Group to acquire its tyre business, Modi Tyres. Terms were not disclosed. The supplier said the completion of the transaction depends on the fulfilment of several conditions.…

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Rubber exports on the rise in Vietnam

May 12, 2011

THE Indochinese country expects to make over US$3 billion from rubber exports this year because of rising global demand, says its Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. China accounts for 70% of the country’s total rubber exports, while exports to…

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Update to FKM processing

May 12, 2011
Update to FKM processing

CONGLOMERATE 3M says its Dynamar RA5300 process aid for fluroelastomer (FKM) compounds has been shown to perform at a higher level. It also shows potential as a replacement for conventional materials like carnauba wax. Capillary rheometry was used to compare…

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Rubber device for Bluetooth users

April 14, 2011
Rubber device for Bluetooth users

American company Global NuTech’s joint venture partner, HIGA Corporation, has entered into an agreement with Sysna to distribute a unique foam rubber device designed to securely fit a Bluetooth earpiece in a user’s ear. The new device provides a snug…

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Self-healing elastomer from latex

April 14, 2011
Self-healing elastomer from latex

German researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT in Oberhausen have developed self-healing elastomers that can repair themselves by stopping the growth of cracks. Latex from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree is used. Hevea latex contains…

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Doing away with harmful chemicals

April 14, 2011
Doing away with harmful chemicals

In 2009, a particularly problematic hazardous plasticiser, until then indispensible in vibration technology applications with high damping forces and limited ageing, was successfully replaced with harmless alternatives.

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Medical unit buyout by Trelleborg

April 14, 2011

Swedish Trelleborg plans to buy medical-related businesses from Switzerland’s Silcotech Group for US$42 million. The acquired operation focuses on precision seals and components in liquid silicone, primarily for the pharmaceutical industry and medical technology sector and is also used in…

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Evonik starts up isobutene plant; bonds buyout for carbon black unit

April 14, 2011
Evonik starts up isobutene plant; bonds buyout for carbon black unit

Germany-based Evonik Industries has started up a 110,000 tonnes/year isobutene plant at its Antwerp site in Belgium. The company says it invested tens of million of Euros to triple its capacity for isobutene, which is used in butyl rubber for…

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