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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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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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Sumitomo workers OK after disaster

KOBE, Japan (March 15, 2011)—Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. said it had no casualties among workers at its Shirakawa factory following last week’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami in northeastern Japan. SRI also reports there was no critical damage at the car…

Rough day to be in rubber

IN trading on Thursday, rubber plastics stocks were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.5%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Fuwei Films Holdings Limited , off about 7.5% and shares of Spartech off about 1.7%…

Silicones balance healthcare needs of patients

Tailor-made solutions Bluestar Silicones has launched a customised approach to the manufacture of antimicrobial silicone products that offers OEMs and processors tailored material solutions to meet specific healthcare application needs. Unlike competitive offerings that are “one size fits all,” Bluestar…

Japanese push for NR in Asia

Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will help Vietnam to improve the country’s rubber industry with a plan to replace synthetic rubber, which is made from fossil fuels, with natural rubber (NR). The five-year US$3.9 million project involves the Vietnamese government…

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…

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…

Maine sells pneumatic tyre unit

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…