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Green Rubber: Tyre makers rally for sustainable “white gold” material

Tyre makers are affirming their commitment to sustainable natural rubber sourcing while helping weed out unethical and environmentally unsound practices ...

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Silicones: Injecting innovations to advance opportunities in LSR

Leading global LSR solution providers are driving the billion-dollar medical devices and automotive markets with new innovations and technologies, with ...

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Technology/Machinery at K2019

German speciality chemicals firm Lanxess’s Rhein Chemie business unit will be showcasing new masterbatches from the Rhenogran product series. Aramid ...

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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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Toyo to focus on automotive sector

Come November, Toyo Tire & Rubber will sell anti-vibration rubber for automotives in Thailand. The sector is positioned as a core product for the firm that has established three production plants in Japan and four overseas.

AXA invests in Italian rubber firm

AXA Private Equity has bought a 82.4% stake in Italian rubber component manufacturer Novotema from private equity firm 3i Group that bought Novotema in 2003 for EUR24 million. As part of the transaction, Novotema’s management team acquired the 17.6% of…

Saudi tyre market to grow

Saudi Arabian tyre sales are forecast to surge over US$10 billion by 2014, according to TechSci Research. The tyre sales have three major components: OEM, replacement and exports, including re-exports. The used car market was valued at more than US$800…

New elastomer coating

US-based NuSil Technology, a specialist in silicone materials for the aerospace, aircraft and automotive industries, has launched R-2183, a low-viscosity silicone elastomer dispersed in xylene. The elastomer is said to retain elasticity at very low temperatures (down to -140°C) as…

Butadiene’s volatility explained

As demand for synthetic rubber grows has grown so has the demand for butadiene, an essential chemical used as a monomer in the production of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), poly-butadiene rubber (PBR) and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS). At this present time, the price…

Thailand approves NR price support

Thailand’s National Rubber Policy Committee has approved the purchasing of rubber at three baht above the bidding price at the central rubber market in order to boost prices. The government earlier approved a 15-billion-baht budget to intervene in the market…