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Synthetic Rubber: Medical care improved with silicones

Silicones, owing to their unique qualities, enhance the efficiency of advanced medical technologies...

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Malaysian gloves makers ready to meet demand amid nCoV spread; donates gloves to Wuhan

(UPDATED) - The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA), which comprised of Malaysian rubber glove manufacturers and associated ...

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Green Rubber: Tyre makers rally for sustainable “white gold” material

Tyre makers are affirming their commitment to sustainable natural rubber sourcing while helping weed out unethical and environmentally unsound practices ...

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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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CalRecycle offers tyre recyclers low-interest loans

THE California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is offering California scrap tyre recyclers $4 million in low-interest loans to buy new tyre recycling equipment. The Tire Equipment Loan Program is designed to help California scrap tyre recyclers increase…

Indian branding efforts set to conquer markets

BACK in February, in a major branding exercise, India’s Rubber Board had unveiled a quality certification logo for natural rubber that was expected to increase the acceptability of ‘Indian Natural Rubber’ in the world market. Now, with 3000 tonnes of…

Rubber market may extend gains

The Malaysian rubber market may extend gains next week due to tight supply of raw material. “The market is concerned over the tight supply of raw material,” a dealer said. Buyers are worried over low production in producing countries, namely…

More tyres for US market

JAPAN tyre maker Bridgestone’s US tyre operation is increasing production capacity of passenger car radial tyres and light truck radial tyres at its Aiken Plant in South Carolina. The total investment will be approximately US$211 million. Plans call for increasing…

More silica from PPG

IN response to the growing demand for precipitated silica worldwide, US-based PPG Industries is increasing its capacity by more than 18,000 tonnes/year. The capacity expansions will be undertaken at its US and Netherlands facilities. Some of the capacity will come…

Goodyear unveils self-inflatable tyres

AUTOMAKERS have made modern-day vehicles safer, more comfortable, fuel-efficient and yet, fun to drive. However, tyres have always received step-motherly treatment, forcing vehicle owners to carry an extra tyre to avert a flat tyre situation. But carrying a spare tyre…