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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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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…

Nexen’s Changnyeong plant on stream

Nexen Tire Corp announced that its factory in Changnyeong, South Korea is now on stream. The light tyre factory, Nexen’s second in Korea and third overall, will produce 3 million consumer tyres in 2012. Next year, the company will double…

Apollo opens component prep unit in South Africa

Apollo Tyres announced that it has opened a new state-of-the-art Component Preparation Unit at its Ladysmith tyre manufacturing facility in South Africa. The 6,500 sqm unit has the potential for further expansion to facilitate future growth. The US$35 million investment…

Amerityre reports low quarter results

Amerityre Corp.’s net loss for the quarter ended March 31 was 45% deeper than a year earlier despite 17.4% higher sales. Amerityre’s net loss — its 67th consecutive money-losing quarter — was US$218,128 on sales of US$1.01 million. Amerityre, a…

Rubber & metal drive Sri Lanka’s Q1 exports

Sri Lanka’s first quarter exports remained strong desite volatile global oil prices and global downturn. Appearing unaffected, the country reported only a marginal 1.4% export drop (US$2.63 billion) compared to last year’s first quarter at US$2.67 billion. Minister Rishad Bathiudeen…