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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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Michelin to sell shareholding in Hankook

FRENCH tyre maker Michelin plans to sell up to 15 million shares it owns of Hankook Tire, representing approximately 9.98% of the share capital of this company, via an institutional private placement by way of an accelerated book building. Michelin…

Michelin reports higher sales

FRENCH tyre maker Michelin says its net sales totaled EUR15,246 million in the first nine months of 2011, up 17.3% over the year-earlier period. The company also reported a 9.3% increase in sales volumes, reflecting the group’s good performance in…

Reduction of tariffs for Korean tyres into US

THE US-based Tire Industry Association (TIA) reports recently signed Korean-United States Free Trade Agreement will reduce the tariff on the importing of Korean manufactured car and truck radial tyres from 4% (3.4% for non-radial) through a series of graduated step-downs…

New hq for Goodyear

US-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber held a topping ceremony for its new corporate and North American headquarters in Akron, recently. It says it is transitioning from its 85-year-old headquarters to a state-of-the-art campus. The headquarters project is scheduled to be…

Vietnam adjusts tax tariff on rubber exports

VIETNAM has decided to make adjustments on the tax tariff for export of some rubber commodities. Export of natural rubber products and natural rubber latex, which are either pre-vulcanised or unvulcanised will be subject to a tax of 3%, instead…

Carlisle selling German rubber parts unit

US-based conglomerate Carlisle is selling the non-roofing and waterproofing unit of its German company, PDT Phoenix, to the Datwyler Group of Altdorf, Switzerland. The business unit makes elastomer profiles for use in applications for tunnels, rail, windows and facades and…

Tool kit for EPDM

TO mark the 50th anniversary of its Vistalon ethylene propylene diene (EPDM) rubber, US-based ExxonMobil Chemical has developed a tool kit of model formulations, enabling customers to develop compounds to meet demanding industry specifications quickly and cost-effectively. This latest addition…