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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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Nexen reopens JV talk with Michelin

In a brief stock exchange filing, Nexen Tire Corp. has said it has re-opened discussions with Michelin in respect of a possible joint venture and expects those discussions to continue. The June 8 filing on the Korean Stock Exchange in…

Car sales in China up 22.6% YoY

Car sales in China rose 22.6%  in May from a year earlier, extending the double-digit gain made in the previous month, as new models premiered at April’s Beijing Autoshow started to hit the showrooms. In May a total of 1.28…

Rubber falls on excess supply, tepid demand

Natural rubber prices crashed last week on concerns of excess supply and lower demand. While a drop in global prices has made imports attractive despite rupee depreciation, tyre companies are worried over the sluggish demand in the automobile sector. INDIA –…

Ajinomoto and Bridgestone to commercialise SR from biomass

Ajinomoto and Bridgestone announced a joint collaboration in developing synthetic rubber from bio-based isoprene, a new material produced using fermentation technology from biomass raw material. By 2013, the partners aim to commercialise this synthetic rubber for tyres. Addressing this challenge,…

Pirelli to Invest US$300 Million in Mexico

Pirelli inaugurated a new factory in Mexico, in Silao, in the state of Guanajuato. The new plant, Pirelli’s first in Mexico and the 22nd tire plant worldwide, is mainly focused on the premium segment, producing high performance and ultra-high performance…