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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 applications. Of types, the use of styrene..

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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 end of life tyres (ELTs)...

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Synthetic Rubber: US market; Trade war is not the sector’s waterloo

e US-China trade war is expected to leave many industries wounded. Nevertheless, the US synthetic rubber sector has remained unscathed and has stayed on a growth path...

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World Rubber Summit 2019: New paths for the rubber economy

Getting a firm grip on the successful adoption of innovation and technology transfer in the industry will be a key thrust in driving the agenda at World Rubber Summit 2019...

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Tyrexpo Asia 2019 takes pole position in attracting the automotive ecosystem

Asia’s most well-attended and go-to sourcing platform revs up momentum this year...

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Driving millennials more familiar with emojis than tyre warning light – study

The study conducted by Zeno Research & Insights, involved an online survey among 1,075 US adults aged 18+ who have a driver's license and access to a vehicle.

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Rubber drops as slumping economies, European debt crisis may curb demand

September 25, 2011

RUBBER declined amid speculation that slowing growth in Asian economies and Europe’s sovereign- debt crisis may weaken demand for the commodity used in tyres. The February-delivery contract fell as much as 1.6 percent to 359.1 yen a kilogramme ($4,670 a…

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Rubber market may extend gains

September 25, 2011

The Malaysian rubber market may extend gains next week due to tight supply of raw material. “The market is concerned over the tight supply of raw material,” a dealer said. Buyers are worried over low production in producing countries, namely…

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Rubber planters carry first protest to Government House

September 25, 2011

BANGKOK, Thailand – Rubber planters recently rallied at the residence of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra before moving to Government House, urging a probe of alleged corruption within the Rubber Replanting Aid Fund Office, in the first demonstration since the Pheu…

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More tyres for US market

September 25, 2011
More tyres for US market

JAPAN tyre maker Bridgestone’s US tyre operation is increasing production capacity of passenger car radial tyres and light truck radial tyres at its Aiken Plant in South Carolina. The total investment will be approximately US$211 million. Plans call for increasing…

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More silica from PPG

September 25, 2011
More silica from PPG

IN response to the growing demand for precipitated silica worldwide, US-based PPG Industries is increasing its capacity by more than 18,000 tonnes/year. The capacity expansions will be undertaken at its US and Netherlands facilities. Some of the capacity will come…

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Goodyear unveils self-inflatable tyres

September 20, 2011
Goodyear unveils self-inflatable tyres

AUTOMAKERS have made modern-day vehicles safer, more comfortable, fuel-efficient and yet, fun to drive. However, tyres have always received step-motherly treatment, forcing vehicle owners to carry an extra tyre to avert a flat tyre situation. But carrying a spare tyre…

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Bridgestone and Michelin in China

September 15, 2011
Bridgestone and Michelin in China

Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone will increase the production capacity at two of its Chinese radial passenger tyre plants in Tianjin and Wuxi to meet the demand for tyres in China, which is expected to grow in the medium to long-term.

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Kraton pushes its IR as an alternative to NR for medical products

September 15, 2011
Kraton pushes its IR as an alternative to NR for medical products

With allergy reactions to natural rubber (NR) grades for gloves, global producer of styrenic block copolymers or SBCs, Kraton Performance Polymers is pushing its Cariflex isoprene rubber (IR) to the medical industry, especially for surgical gloves. To meet the expected…

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Recycling of tyres into oil and gaskets

September 15, 2011
Recycling of tyres into oil and gaskets

US-based plastics recycling company Green EnviroTech Holdings (GETH) will set up two tyre recycling plants in the country using the latest technology from East Asia

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KBR to provide construction services for Zeon Chemicals nitrile rubber plant expansion project

September 1, 2011

HOUSTON, TX – KBR has announced it was awarded a contract by Zeon Chemicals (Zeon) to provide construction management and construction services for its Nitrile Rubber Plant Expansion project in Pasadena, Texas. KBR will manage the first phase of Zeon’s…

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