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Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Hit by trade wars and economic volatilities, the synthetic rubber sector is anchoring in the robust automotive sector to stay afloat...

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Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Industry stakeholders are taking up the challenge of securing rubber supply without letting up on efforts to ensure food security, energy efficiency, human rights, and environmental integrity...

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Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

The market for cost-effective and sustainable retread tyres is growing with companies joining forces and launching innovations...

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Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Modern medical devices aid in early detection and treatment of diseases, as well as help in improving the quality of life of patients with disabilities. This increasing...

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Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

There are no lagging moments for the medical devices market worldwide, as demand is growing, against the backdrop of expanding healthcare expenditure as a result of universal healthcare reforms; as we

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Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Various industries that are reliant on high performance and quality rubbers are advancing at a past pace. Today, opportunities and challenges, alike, are shaping...

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Medical unit buyout by Trelleborg

April 14, 2011

Swedish Trelleborg plans to buy medical-related businesses from Switzerland’s Silcotech Group for US$42 million. The acquired operation focuses on precision seals and components in liquid silicone, primarily for the pharmaceutical industry and medical technology sector and is also used in…

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Evonik starts up isobutene plant; bonds buyout for carbon black unit

April 14, 2011
Evonik starts up isobutene plant; bonds buyout for carbon black unit

Germany-based Evonik Industries has started up a 110,000 tonnes/year isobutene plant at its Antwerp site in Belgium. The company says it invested tens of million of Euros to triple its capacity for isobutene, which is used in butyl rubber for…

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Chinese carbon black plant for Cabot

April 14, 2011
Chinese carbon black plant for Cabot

The company said the investment builds on its strong position in China, where demand for carbon black continues to grow.

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Zeon sees HNBR increase

April 14, 2011
Zeon sees HNBR increase

Another company that is seeing increasing demand for HNBR is Zeon Chemicals, which is planning to expand capacity for its Zetpol HNBR by 25% at its American plant to come on stream by 2012. The company had previously expanded its…

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Lanxess buys more Solutia chemicals and ups HNBR capacity

April 14, 2011
Lanxess buys more Solutia chemicals and ups HNBR capacity

The company is taking over the Vocol and Santoweb product lines including customer lists, tolling agreements and know-how. Employees of Flexsys are not part of the transaction. The transaction is effective immediately. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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Rubber prices expected to rise further

March 26, 2011
Rubber prices expected to rise further

THE Malaysian rubber market is expected to continue its uptrend next week supported by higher crude oil prices. A dealer said rising crude oil prices will make synthetic rubber, a product of crude oil, costlier. “Higher crude oil prices will…

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Michelin launches major Technology Center upgrade

March 26, 2011

TO strengthen its innovation capabilities and shorten new tire time-to-market, Michelin has undertaken a top-to-bottom €100 million upgrade of its global research and development center in Ladoux, near Clermont-Ferrand in France. In the center, where 3,300 people work, an entirely…

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‘Piezo-Rubber’: New technology harvests electricity from body movements

March 26, 2011
‘Piezo-Rubber’: New technology harvests electricity from body movements

IN a study in Nano Letters, scientists report that they have developed a flexible, biocompatible rubber film called Piezo-rubber for use in implantable or wearable energy harvesting systems. The material could be used, for instance, to harvest energy from the…

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Sumitomo workers OK after disaster

March 26, 2011

KOBE, Japan (March 15, 2011)—Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. said it had no casualties among workers at its Shirakawa factory following last week’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami in northeastern Japan. SRI also reports there was no critical damage at the car…

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Honda restarting motorcycle production March 28th

March 26, 2011
Honda restarting motorcycle production March 28th

HONDA has announced that it will be restarting motorcycle production at its Kumamoto factory as of Monday, March 28th. Initially closing all its facilities in Japan after the devastation caused by the Sendai earthquake, Kumamoto will be one of Honda’s…

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(Last Updated: 08 Oct 2018)

Monthly The prices shown above do not include VAT @4% on purchase and expenses towards packing, transportation, warehousing  and other incidentals


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