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Recycling: Tyre sector tackles circularity of rubber

Processing of scrap tyres as viable source of energy, fuel, and materials for key applications is gaining traction in the ...

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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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Improved rolling resistance for tyre

US-based Momentive Performance Materials is collaborating with Sumitomo Rubber Industries on the development of Enasave Premium tyre, the first to use Momentive’s NXT Z 45 silane, a coupling agent for silica-based tyre tread compound. Launched at the recent Tokyo Motor…

Insigma and Blue cooperate in recycling project

UK-based Blue Diamond Technologies, which specialises in the design and supply of metal, plastic and rubber components, and Chinese IT services provider Insigma Technology are partnering to produce reusable crumb rubber, clean steel and fibre from used tyres, with initial…

MHI subsidiary to focus on rubber machines

MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries (MHI) will establish a new subsidiary to handle the industrial machinery business, including material handling systems and rubber and tyre machinery, effective April 2012. The new company, to be wholly-owned by MHI, will be created by integrating…

Resin supplier eyes Western markets

SINO Legend (Zhangjiagang) Chemical, the largest Asian manufacturer of resins for the tyre and rubber markets, plans to expand into the US and European markets, with possibility of setting up facilities there. Red Avenue Chemical is serving as Sino Legend’s…

Weir reaches out to India

UK-based Weir Group, which has interests in mining and engineering services in India, has invested INR60 crore to set up a 200 tonne/year-rubber facility in Bangalore to serve the requirements of the domestic mining industry. The new facility has precision…

Asahi en route to second SSBR plant

ANOTHER Japanese supplier Asahi Kasei Chemicals will construct a second plant in Singapore to produce solution-polymerised styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR), with capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year. The new plant will be located adjacent to an S-SBR plant of the same capacity which…

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)…