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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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Conti rolls out e-car tyre

February 26, 2012
Conti rolls out e-car tyre

TO CATER to the 2.8 million electric cars expected by 2020, representing a market share of 3%, German tyre maker Continental has introduced Conti. eContact for e-cars and hybrid cars. A requirement was to reduce the rolling resistance by 30%…

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Plastic/rubber shoe sole for prosthetics

February 26, 2012
Plastic/rubber shoe sole for prosthetics

US shoe maker Nike worked with competitive amputee triathlete Sarah Reinertsen to develop a composite shoe sole that can be used with prosthetic specialist Össur’s Flex-Run prosthetic blade for amputee athletes. The Nike Sole features an integrated layered sole including…

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Vystar’s first Chinese patent

February 26, 2012
Vystar’s first Chinese patent

US-BASED Vystar has received its third US and first Chinese patents for its Vytex natural rubber latex (NRL). The US patent expands the claims beyond just reducing proteins and recognises that the process also reduces the level of non-rubber components…

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VMI’s latest tyre building machine

February 26, 2012
VMI’s latest tyre building machine

DUTCH rubber and tyre machinery supplier VMI has launched its Exxium car and light truck tyre building machine that has a cycle time of 44 seconds. The machine can handle 12”-24” rim diameter tyres and can be automated. With more…

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Chinese EPDM plant to use Italian technology

February 26, 2012
Chinese EPDM plant to use Italian technology

ITALIAN petrochemical technology firm FasTech has licensed its EPDM technology to petrochemical firm Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Yanan Energy and Chemical that will build a 50,000 tonne/year-plant in Xian. Yanchang’s plant will start up in 2014 and will be fed with…

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New subsidiary for MHI

February 26, 2012
New subsidiary for MHI

JAPANESE firm Mistubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will establish wholly-owned subsidiary to handle the industrial machinery business, including material handling systems and rubber and tyre machinery, effective April. It will be created by integrating the industrial machinery business, currently being operated…

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Hexpol acquires TPE maker

February 26, 2012
Hexpol acquires TPE maker

GERMAN firm Hexpol’s acquisition of Müller Kunststoffe has been finalised, with the latter becoming a part of business area of the compounding business thereby broadening Hexpol’s TPE portfolio. According to Hexpol, the acquisition price of EUR39 million is funded by…

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Koppers’s Chinese carbon plant

February 26, 2012
Koppers’s Chinese carbon plant

US-based carbon compound and treated wood products maker Koppers is setting up three coal-tar based carbon product plants in Jiangsu, China, with Nippon Steel Chemical, Sojitz JECT, Yizhou Group and the Pizhou government. The facilities will comprise a 250,000 tonne…

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Second rubber park in India

February 26, 2012
Second rubber park in India

INDIA has set up a Rs23 crore industrial rubber park in Bodhungnagar in Western Tripura. A joint venture between the Tripura Industrial Development Corporation (TIDC) and the Rubber Board, it is the second of its kind in the country after…

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Keyuan assured of raw material from Shell

February 26, 2012
Keyuan assured of raw material from Shell

CHINESE petrochemicals firm Keyuan Petrochemicals has signed a long-term supplier agreement with Shell Petrochemicals, a joint venture between CNOOC and Royal Dutch Shell Group, to purchase butadiene, an essential raw material used in the production of styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS). This year…

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(Last Updated: 16 Aug 2018)

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