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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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Research for improvements to rubber

March 18, 2011
Research for improvements to rubber

Leading universities in the US have innovated technology that allows rubber recovery while a new type of sensor will help in sensing structural damage on infrastructure. University of Akron researcher Avraam Isayev’s rubber recovery technology is expected to cause a…

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Lanxess invests into bio-based rubber

March 18, 2011
Lanxess invests into bio-based rubber

GERMAN speciality chemicals company Lanxess is investing more in new technology to produce synthetic rubber from bio-based raw materials. From producing isobutene from renewable resources, it has now increased its minority shareholding in US-based renewable chemical company Gevo. Lanxess initially…

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Maine sells pneumatic tyre unit

March 18, 2011

As part of its global restructuring plan, US-based Maine Industrial Tire has sold its China-based pneumatic tyre manufacturing assets to Trelleborg Wheel Systems. Maine Tire will continue to operate and retain ownership over the solid tyre portion of the Hebei…

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PBR technology to Asia

March 18, 2011
PBR technology to Asia

ITALIAN technology and engineering company FasTech has licensed its second proprietary technology to manufacture its Nd-PBR to a leading petrochemical operator in East Asia. The licence agreement includes engineering and other technical services. The first one was to a Middle…

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Formosa invests in Chinese rubber industry

March 18, 2011
Formosa invests in Chinese rubber industry

Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics will invest US$300 million to set up a synthetic rubber plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang province. Construction of the plant will begin this year with production to start in two years. Initially the plant will produce 50,000 tonnes/year…

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New NBR grade

March 18, 2011

China-based WestMoonint has added a crosslink powdered acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) products line for automotive brake making, the cable and wire industry and seal applications. The company will also launch other types of nitrile rubber soon, such as cold/hot and…

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Sabic/ExxonMobil rubber facility in Middle East

March 18, 2011

Sabic and ExxonMobil Chemical have selected Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, as the location of a new joint venture plant that will produce 400 kilotonnes/year of EPDM/TPE, TPO, butyl rubber, SBR/PBR and carbon black to serve markets in Asia and the Middle…

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Allergic reaction to latex balloons spawns changes

March 18, 2011

LAKELAND, Fla.—Worries about allergic reactions to latex balloons have surfaced at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, according to a story on the website of the Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger newspaper.

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Team develops latex for use in subsea gas drilling

March 18, 2011

KATY, Texas—A local man is part of a team that recently received a U.S. patent for a new kind of latex that can be used in underwater drilling for natural gas, a story in a Houston Chronicle website said.

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CTI subsidiary adds latex balloon capacity in Mexico

March 18, 2011
CTI subsidiary adds latex balloon capacity in Mexico

BARRINGTON, Ill. – Latex balloon maker CTI Industries Corp.’s Flexo International S.A. de C.V. subsidiary has added and now is operating latex balloon production equipment at its factory in Guadalajara, Mexico. The completion of the installation project will boost the…

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