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Silicones: Injecting innovations to advance opportunities in LSR

Leading global LSR solution providers are driving the billion-dollar medical devices and automotive markets with new innovations and technologies, with ...

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Technology/Machinery at K2019

German speciality chemicals firm Lanxess’s Rhein Chemie business unit will be showcasing new masterbatches from the Rhenogran product series. Aramid ...

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Latex: Asian rubber industry beats the odds

The world needs rubber and the region’s largest natural rubber producers, currently encumbered in price volatility and production deficiencies, are ...

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Materials News: Continental Carbon promotes eco-friendly carbon black

According to a Lucintel survey, the 2018 specialty carbon black market reached US$1.8 billion. Due to its increased demand in ...

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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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OTR tyre supply comes under pressure

WITH images of the earthmover tyre shortages of 2007 still etched on the industry’s rear-view mirror, mine fleet operators and potential customers are again facing the prospect of ultra-large tyre scarcity down the road—and once again, at a time when…

Vietnam confronts rubber dilemma

Vietnam is a big name in the rubber industry. It is the world’s fourth largest exporter despite being a late entrant into the international market. But Vietnamese firms producing tires and needing latex for other production purposes are facing a…

Research to grow rubber in non-traditional areas begun

THE Rubber Research Institute had started research and experiments to see whether it was possible to cultivate rubber in Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya Districts, Plantation Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said in Parliament yesterday. Minister Samarasinghe said that there is a growing…

Kumho tyre ordered to move China factory

KUMHO Tire’s Nanjing factory has received an order from the city’s Department of Environmental Protection to move to a new location, Economic Observer News reported on August 20th. The Korean tire maker is among 173 companies across China to receive…