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Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Hit by trade wars and economic volatilities, the synthetic rubber sector is anchoring in the robust automotive sector to stay afloat...

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Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Industry stakeholders are taking up the challenge of securing rubber supply without letting up on efforts to ensure food security, energy efficiency, human rights, and environmental integrity...

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Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

The market for cost-effective and sustainable retread tyres is growing with companies joining forces and launching innovations...

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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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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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Goodyear reports Q4 results

February 26, 2012
Goodyear reports Q4 results

GOODYEAR Tyre & Rubber Company reported fourth quarter EPS of US$ 0.03, ex-items, versus estimates of US$ 0.20. Revenues in the quarter rose 12% year-over-year to US$ 5.68 billion, missing estimates of US$ 5.88 billion. Richard J. Kramer, chairman and…

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New website for European fleets

January 31, 2012
New website for European fleets

Goodyear Dunlop has launched a website dedicated to providing fleets with information to reduce their costs and improve their carbon footprint.

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Apollo’s tyre awards recognise Indian fleet operators

January 31, 2012
Apollo’s tyre awards recognise Indian fleet operators

The two top winners and other awardees were selected from more than 5,140 entries received from fleet operators across India.

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(Last Updated: 17 Oct 2018)

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