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Amid pandemic: growth, expansion for Malaysia’s ace glove makers

The Covid-19 pandemic, which has tipped the scales of the majority of industries, has triggered unprecedented demand for the rubber ...

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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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Country Focus: Indonesia’s rubber sustainability at a crossroads

Deforestation in Indonesia, the world’s second largest natural rubber producer, is an issue to reckon with. According to Greenpeace, the ...

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Disposable glove makers turn to nitrile to cope with Covid-19 demand

Industries around the world have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, with most facing unprecedented and unique challenges to ...

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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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Bridgestone, Arlanxeo, and Solvay launch new tyre tech for fuel-efficient, less CO2 emissions performance

Three industry majors – global tyremaker Bridgestone;   Netherlands-based synthetic rubber producer;  Arlanxeo;  and  Belgian chemical company, Solvay, launched recently  a new, co-developed tyre technology platform called Techsyn . They said that Techsyn combines chemically optimised synthetic rubber with tailor-made silica, interacting…

IRSG and PEFC to hold a webinar on March 3

Ben Gunneberg, CEO of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), is one of the key speakers, alongside Cailin Birch, Global Economist with the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), in the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) Webinar on Risks…

Goodyear to acquire Cooper in a US$2.5 bn deal

US-headquartered Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) is acquiring Cooper Tire, the 5th largest tyre manufacturer in North America, in a transaction estimated at US$2.5 billion. The agreement should strengthen Goodyear’s leading position in the U.S., while significantly expanding its…

IRSG changes domain

The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) has announced its new website address. From www.rubberstudy.com, you can now access IRSG at www.rubberstudy.org effective February 19, 2021. Its new email address has also changed its domain extension to .org effective February 21.…