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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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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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Speed-E-Crete partners with Rubber Bark

US – In a move to increase visibility and awareness for both companies, Utah’s Speed-E-Crete, a full service concrete and landscape supply store and Merced County’s Rubber Bark, a tyre recycling company that manufactures rubber products, are announcing their partnership…

Ivorian rubber output seen up 5% in 2011

RUBBER output from Africa’s top supplier Ivory Coast will rise 5 % this year to 238,000 tonnes as high prices tempt farmers to plant more acreage despite a political crisis, a top industry official said. The country produced 227,000 tonnes…

TSE’s Chinese facility to support Asia

US company TSE Industries is setting up a facility in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, to provide compression and injection rubber moulding, grinding and rubber-to-metal/rubber-to-plastic bonding operations to Asian markets. The facility will cater to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and the…

Tokai focusing on R&D in China

JAPANESE company Tokai Rubber Industries is spending US$623,000 in an R&D centre in China. To start-up by 2012, the technical centre will support Tokai’s automotive activities in China. The centre will explore rubber and plastics technologies for use in Chinese…

Japanese tyre maker expands in the Philippines

YOKOHAMA Tire has started up its facility expansion in Clark Freeport. Upon completion, the expansion will result in the capacity increasing to 17 million tyres/year by 2017 from the current 7 million tyres/year. The first phase of the expansion will…