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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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Sibur sells tyre plant to Pirelli

RUSSIAN petrochemical company Sibur has finalised the transfer of its Voronezh tyre plant to Pirelli and Russian Technologies joint venture. This follows the transfer, also from Sibur, in December 2011 of the Kirov tyre plant. The joint venture has invested…

Second orange oil tyre from Yokohama

JAPANESE firm Yokohama Tyre’s Avid Ascend tyre features its orange oil technology. Made at its US plant, the tyre is suited to a variety of applications ranging from crossover vehicles and passenger cars to minivans.It is said to possess a…

Lab line for rubber profiles

GERMAN firm KraussMaffei Berstorff’s LabStar line is suited for rubber profile production in laboratory applications. With a material use of 8 kg/hour, it is suited for low output rates and single component profiles. It is targeted at compound development applications,…

Zymer to enhance end-product performance

A NANO-engineered rubber technology is set to add new strength and conductivity to rubber compounds. Called Zyvex molecularly-engineered rubber (Zymer), the technology comes from US-based Zyvex technologies. Zymer uses a new chemical process to allow carbon nanotubes to be inserted…