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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 shakeups and breakup...

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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 rising global demand for gloves...

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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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Joint venture silica plant started up

October 29, 2011
Joint venture silica plant started up

WACKER Chemie and Dow Corning have inaugurated the second phase of their joint pyrogenic silica plant in Zhangjiagang, China. The pyrogenic silica plant, together with a siloxane plant, is a key facility of the Dow Corning-Wacker integrated silicone manufacturing site…

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Indian rubber board to push for growth

October 29, 2011
Indian rubber board to push for growth

The board has initiated branding of natural rubber for export with 31 exporters having inked an agreement for this and more than 4,000 tonnes of the polymer exported.

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Danish entrant in Sri Lankan tyre market

October 29, 2011

Danish company Starco has set up a tyre manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka. The new plant, which represents an initial capital investment of around EUR2 million, will specialise in the manufacture of solid rubber tyres, to be marketed worldwide under…

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RM195 mn allocation for rubber replanting programme

October 27, 2011

PENAMPANG, Malaysia – The federal government has approved an allocation of RM194.723 million for the rubber replanting programme and new rubber cultivation nationwide for the 2011-2012 period. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said from this amount,…

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Rubber smallholders encouraged to sell rubber seeds to Risda

October 27, 2011

KOTA BAHARU, Malaysia – More than 120,000 rubber smallholders in the country are encouraged to sell rubber seeds to the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) to help with the agency’s replanting programme. Its Director-General, Datuk Wan Muhamad Zuki Mohamed,…

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Desma expands in China

October 27, 2011
Desma expands in China

HAVING been in the Chinese market since 2007, rubber injection moulding machine maker Desma has built up a market share of 10% in the country. In order to meet growth expectations, the German firm has now set up an office…

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Rubber index introduced

October 27, 2011
Rubber index introduced

GLOBAL information supplier Platts has launched a Natural Rubber Index (RBX), which comprises daily physical spot price assessments for Technically Specified Rubber Grade 20 (TSR 20) and Ribbed Smoked Sheets Grade 3 (RSS 3) grades of natural rubber. It reflects…

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Rubber-PEEK composite for seals

October 27, 2011
Rubber-PEEK composite for seals

Daetwyler and Victrex Polymer Solutions worked together to develop a composite material that combines Victrex’s PEEK-based Aptiv films with NBR and FPM

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New bladder facility in Brazil

October 27, 2011
New bladder facility in Brazil

German-based Rhein Chemie is investing EUR10 million in a new facility in Brazil, to manufacture Rhenoshape and Rhenogran

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Suppliers beefing up EPDM supply

October 27, 2011
Suppliers beefing up EPDM supply

Aligned with the high growth transportation and infrastructure megatrend, the global automotive industry is projected to grow by 5% a year, with growth rates of 10% a year in China and South Asia.

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