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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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Rubber-glove makers speak up on labour woes

KUALA LUMPUR: Rubber glove manufacturers said their RM30 billion export earnings target by 2020 can only be achieved if they are not bogged by issues like labour and energy. In a dialogue with the International Trade and Industry Ministry yesterday,…

MREPC defends NR latex gloves

THE Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) refutes a call by a consumer group for a ban on natural rubber latex medical gloves. The petition filed Public Citizen to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declares gloves pose a danger…

Hose plant in China

JAPAN-based Yokohama Rubber will construct a plant specialising in the production of highpressure hydraulic hoses in Hangzhou Construction is expected to start this year and the plant will start-up with a volume of 400,000 m/month in 2013. Yokohama Rubber is…

CR imports restricted in China

THE Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) says it will continue to impose anti-dumping measures on chloroprene rubber imported from Japan, the US and the European Union for another five years. It imposed duties ranging from 2% to 151% on imported…

ColorMatrix buys LSR specialist

US-based additive, colourant and dosing equipment supplier ColorMatrix has bought Gayson Silicone Dispersions, a dispersion specialist in high consistency rubber (HCR), liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and room temperature vulcanisation (RTV) silicone. It caters to automotive/aerospace parts,airbag coatings, healthcare, cosmetics, household…

Sartomer to market liquid coagents

Speciality chemicals manufacturer Sartomer will resume direct sales and distribution of its SR, CN and Saret liquid rubber coagents. The US company produced and marketed liquid rubber coagents until 2009 when Cray Valley took over as a distributor. Cray Valley…