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Green Rubber: Green measures to recalibrate the impact of tyres

The use of green rubber and recycling of end-of-life tyres (ELTs) can mitigate the carbon impact of the tyre industry, ...

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Rubber Chemicals: Circular approach to redeeming the value of tyres

The tyre industry is reducing the environmental impact of tyres with a circular approach to managing waste tyres and enhancing ...

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Recycling: China’s green moves drive up tyre recycling

China is beating the odds from rising scrap tyres and air-polluting recycling methods with advanced technologies, more recycling plants, and ...

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Bringing in-house eco-friendly rubber to the industry

The environmental and economic needs to increase recycling rates are the principal driving forces behind technological innovations in the 21st ...

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Tyres: Reinventing the wheel with renewable technologies

Tyre companies are applying the brakes on traditional rubber tyres with innovative materials and connected technologies.

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Rubber Market Analyses: Post-pandemic recovery for the Asian rubber market

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered declines in rubber prices and overall gloomy sentiments in the rubber sector. While recouping of ...

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Asia to benefit from new tyre technology

MICHELIN has developed a self-sealing inner-liner technology, which it says will become standard on all its tyres. Besides making a tyre puncture-resistant, the French company believes the innovation has the potential to do away with the need to carry a…

More Baypren and EPDM for Lanxess

Lanxess is paying EUR310 million for the elastomer business of the Dutch company DSM that produces EPDM under the brand name Keltan. DSM Elastomers operates a 160,000-tonnes/year EPDM facility in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands,and a 40,000-tonnes/year facility in Triunfo, Brazil.

Lanxess in talks about acquiring Taminco

LEVERKUSEN, Germany – Lanxess is in talks to buy Belgian chemicals group Taminco NV from private equity firm CVC Capital Partners for about EUR 1 billion or $1.4 billion, the Financial Times Deutschland reported. The acquisition would reportedly be the…

Growth aided by market demand

The global market for nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) is projected to exceed 645,000 tonnes by the year 2017, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts. The US company’s other report on chloroprene rubber (CR) also predicts growth with the market forecast to reach 445,000 tonnes by the year 2017.

New extruder supports eco-tyres

WITH the objective of supporting low rolling resistant tyres, KraussMaffei Berstorff has extended its Multiplex extrusion line tyre components by adding the new QuintoPlex line with five extruders. Tyre producers can thus, include additional conductive compounds or other components into…

Too much reclaim in tyres creates furore

Kumho, which has a capacity of 30 million tyres/year at its factories in Tianjin, Nanjing and Changchun, provides tyres to 35 car models produced by major OEMs including GM, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen and homegrown brands like Great Wall Motor and Hafei.

Tyre sector comes out tops

The OE and replacement tyre markets are expected to push the market along with OE passenger car tyre sales to grow from 290 million units in 2010 to 400 million units by 2020, while replacement car tyre sales will grow from 760 million units in 2010 to 1.2 billion units by 2020.