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Recycling: Finding ways to recycle rubber

In the lead-up to the K trade fair 2022, industry association VDMA provides an interview with Daniela Dingfelder, COO of ...

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Glove Sector: Highs and lows in the endemic stage

As we witness the tail-end of the Covid-19 pandemic, are the glory days of glove sales over, asks Angelica Buan ...

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Tyres: Moving closer to an air-free tyres future

In response to a rising trend for safe and environmentally friendly transportation, more tyre makers are jumping on board the ...

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Smarter way to process rubber with ECO range from Barwell

Rubber processing machinery maker Barwell Global Ltd has recently introduced the next generation of Barwell Preformers. The ECO-NXrange of Industry ...

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Glove sector gains an upper hand in PPE market

Consumption for rubber gloves has gone up amid workplace safety concerns and the management of emerging infectious diseases like the ...

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Silicones: Breakthroughs in medical-grade silicones at full speed

To address the need for important medical devices, new silicone technologies are being developed and made available, according to Angelica ...

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Trelleborg to purchase Minnesota Rubber and Plastics for US$950 mn

Swedish engineered polymers firm Trelleborg Group is to buy US-based elastomers maker Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MRP), which is owned by investment firm KKR, in a transaction valued at approximately US$950 million. The transaction, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals, is expected to close before year-end 2022. New York City-based…

Cariflex breaks ground on world’s largest US$350 mn IR latex plant in Singapore

Polyisoprene rubber latex supplier for medical end markets, like surgical gloves, Cariflex Pte has broken ground for Singapore’s first polyisoprene latex plant on a 6.1 hectares site in Jurong Island, Singapore. Said to be the world’s largest polyisoprene latex plant, the investment of US$350 million will cater to global customers in medical and…

Birla Carbon creates digital showroom

Indian carbon black supplier Birla Carbon has launched what it says is a first-of-its-kind carbon black virtual showroom that provides a virtual reality experience, showcasing the value and diverse usage of carbon black through the lens of a virtual car. The virtual showroom can be accessed using the…