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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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

The US-China trade war is expected to leave many industries wounded. Nevertheless, the US synthetic rubber sector has remained ...

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Meeting OTR tyre shortage

US-based Xtreme OTR Tire and Bridgestone Americas are launching OTR (off-the-road) tyre projects to help meet the global shortfall. The worldwide shortage of giant OTR tyres is having a negative impact on production in the mining and construction industries, which…

Tyre companies seek financial support

Two start-up companies, Galileo Wheel and SciTech Industries, are seeking support for their new tyre innovations: CupWheel and an airless tyre respectively. According to Avishay Novoplanski, Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Israel-based Galileo, the firm’s CupWheel tyre eliminates some…

Sun ramps up capacity in India

India-based Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems, a division of Sundaram Industries, plans to build a factory for making solid industrial tyres and related products at a new facility in South India. Sun Tyre did not disclose information pertaining to the…

Indian NR rubber on a high

Natural rubber production in India increased by 4.3% in fiscal 2011-12, according to the Rubber Board, with the growth to continue without much fluctuation. Production and consumption of NR in 2011-12 was 899,400 tonnes and 966,750 tonnes, respectively. NR consumption…

Trelleborg receives go ahead for jv

The European Commission has approved the proposed joint venture between Trelleborg and Freudenberg in anti-vibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles. With the go signal at hand, the two companies will start the last phase of preparations to bring the…

Thailand to clear illegal rubber farms

The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry of Thailand will invest US$1.58 million to clear extensive illegal rubber plantations in headwater areas in the south. According to the ministry, there has been extensive encroachment into national forest reserves and wildlife parks…

Sibur/Sinopec to produce nitrile rubber

Russian petrochemicals firm Sibur and China-based Sinopec have entered into a joint venture to produce butadiene nitrile rubber in Russia. Sinopec will have a 25.1% stake in the Russian rubber plant, which will have a capacity of up to 56,000…