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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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Pirelli invests in Russia

FRENCH tyre maker Pirelli is investing EUR2.4 billion over the next five years, including EUR200 million in Russia. Having signed a joint venture agreement with the Russian Technologies State Corporation in 2008, Pirelli will now buy the Kirov and Voronezh…

Dunlop adds on belts in Europe

DUNLOP Conveyor Belting will invest up to EUR6.4 million in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Costing EUR2.5 million, the first phase will add a new press at the Drachten site to produce rolls of up to 4 m diameter (20 tonnes)…

Pyrolysis process patented

US-based recycling technology company Polyflow has obtained patents from the US and Australia for its proprietary pyrolysis process that converts mixed and contaminated plastic and rubber waste into transportation fuels and chemical intermediates. The Akron-based company is designing a full-scale…

Higher sales for Yokohama from tyre business

JAPANESE rubber supplier Yokohama Rubber increased its net sales by 8.4% to 258.2 billion yen in the first six months, due to a surge in tyre business, led by strong sales in Japan’s replacement market. Its operating income declined 8.3%…

Momentive expands to South Korea

SILICONES supplier Momentive Performance Materials has expanded its marketing and technology operations in Seoul, South Korea, with a new application development centre at the Gasan Digital Complex to meet growing demand for speciality silicone products in the country. The new…

Bridgestone pumps up investments globally

THE world’s largest tyre maker Bridgestone is putting in more investments in Japan, the US and Vietnam. At its home base in Hofu, Japan, it will invest 4.7 billion yen to increase capacity of small and medium-sized off-the-road radial (ORR)…

Computer simulation for elastomers

TWO US companies Endurica, producer of simulation system technology, and analysis software provider Safe Technology have partnered to produce fe-safe/Rubber, a solution for computer simulation of fatigue failure in elastomers. This allows analysts responsible for the durability of elastomeric products…

Turnkey car tyre recycling set-up

TWO market leaders have come together to provide a new concept for tyre recycling.Germany-based size reduction machinery supplier Pallmann has tied up with Spanish tyre recycler GMN to develop plants for shredding and reprocessing vehicle tyres. Pallmann has been supplying…

Apollo sees whopping growth

INDIAN tyre maker Apollo Tyres’s consolidated revenues in the second quarter grew by a whopping 47% at Rs28.7 billion and for the first half of the year by 51% at Rs 56.9 billion. A large part of the growth in…