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Latex: Asian rubber industry beats the odds

The world needs rubber and the region’s largest natural rubber producers, currently encumbered in price volatility and production deficiencies, are ...

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Materials News: Continental Carbon promotes eco-friendly carbon black

According to a Lucintel survey, the 2018 specialty carbon black market reached US$1.8 billion. Due to its increased demand in ...

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Recycling: Tyre sector tackles circularity of rubber

Processing of scrap tyres as viable source of energy, fuel, and materials for key applications is gaining traction in the ...

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Silicones Industry: An elastic market growth

Silicones are yielding to brighter market prospects as the materials have a higher success rate in a highly diverse range ...

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As the love-hate trade relationship between the US and China ensues, the rest of the world shield their industries from shakeups and breakups.

Trade war strains US ag sector; China eyes India’s rubber goods market

As the love-hate trade relationship between the US and China ensues, the rest of the world shield their industries from ...

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Gloves Industry: Malaysia, hand-in-glove with the rubber glove market

Though competition is tight in the gloves industry, according to Malaysia’s industry players, nobody is backing down from meeting the ...

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Rubber planting in Mindoro, Philippines

A community in Oriental Mindoro is finding it profitable planting rubber trees. Farmer leader-entrepreneur Mitch Miciano started planting rubber trees in 2005 in Sitio Mahabang Parang, Barangay Malaya, Pinamalayan town. He first started on two hectares owned by his brother…

Lanxess partners with NTDA on labelling

Speciality chemicals company, Lanxess is partnering with the National Tyre Distributor’s Association (NTDA) to ensure tyre dealers and wholesalers across the UK have everything they need to prepare for mandatory tyre labelling when it is introduced on 1 November. According…

Rubber product exports to grow 10% this year

After taking into account all the present economic crises, the export of rubber products is expected to grow 10% again this year, said the Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council chief executive officer Datuk Teo Suat Cheng. Last year, the country’s…

Cooper Tire receives research funding from USDA

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Cooper Tire & Rubber and its consortium partners a US$6.9 million grant. The four-year grant will support research efforts on enhancing manufacturing processes, testing and utilizing of guayule natural rubber as a…