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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 shakeups and breakup...

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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 rising global demand for gloves...

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Riding out headwinds in Asian SBR market

Historically, synthetic rubber consumption registers growth that is driven by increasing rubber demand, especially in the automotive, tyre and non-tyre applications. Of types, the use of styrene..

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Tyres: A fresh look at recovery solutions for old tyres

Tyres that have seen better days may be imputed as pollution contributors; however, new developments are changing this notion about end of life tyres (ELTs)...

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Synthetic Rubber: US market; Trade war is not the sector’s waterloo

e US-China trade war is expected to leave many industries wounded. Nevertheless, the US synthetic rubber sector has remained unscathed and has stayed on a growth path...

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World Rubber Summit 2019: New paths for the rubber economy

Getting a firm grip on the successful adoption of innovation and technology transfer in the industry will be a key thrust in driving the agenda at World Rubber Summit 2019...

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Apollo Tyres considering East Europe for new plant

April 27, 2012
Apollo Tyres considering East Europe for new plant

The company plans making tyres within five years either in Poland, Hungary or Slovak Republic with an investment of around USD$135 million.

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Cabot bolsters manufacturing presence in China

April 27, 2012
Cabot bolsters manufacturing presence in China

The facility, worth USD140 million, will meet market demand in China.

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Astra Resources ready for maiden production run of Green Gum

April 27, 2012
Astra Resources ready for maiden production run of Green Gum

Astra Resources’s renewable energy technology, Green Gum is already in its final stage of completion. The production infrastructure in Hungry will recycle waste rubber into high value products. The machinery will be able to produce various grades of rubber granules…

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Scientists unveil intelligent tyre for all weather

April 27, 2012
Scientists unveil intelligent tyre for all weather

CHANGE your summer tyres for winter tyres and vice-versa may soon be a thing of the past, according to a group of researchers at Leipzig University, who are developing the world’s first-ever intelligent tyre which automatically adapts itself to the…

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Hankook provides OE fitment for BMW 3 series

April 27, 2012
Hankook provides OE fitment for BMW 3 series

HANKOOK Tire announced that they are now original equipment supplier for the new BMW 3-Series. The best-selling model by the Munich-based premium car manufacturer will be factory equipped amongst others with Hankook’s high-performance Ventus S1 evo² tyres. Initially, the tyre…

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Lanxess to use Evocatal Biotechnology

April 27, 2012
Lanxess to use Evocatal Biotechnology

LANXESS announced that it will cooperate with biotechnology expert Evocatal in the development of biotechnological methods for the synthesis of precursors for the rubber production. The project will utilise local renewable materials in the manufacture of rubber upstream products. Until…

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Auto-inflating tyres made possible

April 27, 2012
Auto-inflating tyres made possible

OFF-road vehicles have had tyre auto-inflation systems for years now, because a soft tyre can provide a better grip on a rocky surface. The same functionality can also benefit mountain bikes too, which led to the development of the Adaptrac…

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Ansell acquires Trelleborg’s protective products business

April 27, 2012
Ansell acquires Trelleborg’s protective products business

ANSELL Ltd has agreed to purchase the Trelleborg Protective Products (TPP) business from the Trelleborg Group of Sweden. This acquisition is anticipated to be neutral this year and accretive from 2013 onwards. The purchase price was worth USD32 million. The…

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Bayer MaterialScience gets full control of Baule

April 27, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience gets full control of Baule

BAYER MaterialScience will completely acquire Baule SAS from Eximium SAS and other shareholders in the joint venture. Baule SAS specialises in the development, formulation and processing of polyurethane cast elastomers. Based in Romans, France, the company has subsidiaries in the…

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Pirelli and Astra Otoparts ink deal for new plant

April 27, 2012
Pirelli and Astra Otoparts ink deal for new plant

PIRELLIi & C SpA and automotive components maker, Astra Otoparts Tbk PT have made an agreement to construct a new factory in Indonesia. The factory will be Pirelli’s first in the country for the production of conventional motorcycle tyres. In…

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