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Demand for NR topped in 2021; slower demand in 2022

Total rubber demand is estimated to recover by 9.4% in 2021 (y-o-y), reaching 29.57 million tonnes, exceeding the pre-pandemic level, according to the December 2021 edition of the World Rubber Industry Outlook (WRIO) published by Singapore-based International Rubber Study Group (IRSG).  …

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 4.0 Smart Preformers will help rubber processors become more efficient through data analysis and process-driven technology. The modern factory is moving…

CECO Environmental to acquire General Rubber

CECO Environmental Corp (CECO), a US-headquartered environmentally focused, diversified industrial company is acquiring industrial flow control leader General Rubber (GRC), a Florida-based company focused in the engineering and manufacturing of non-metallic (rubber) expansion joints and flow control products.   The acquisition will…

Magna Tyres to acquire Polish tyre dealer

Dutch supplier of OTR tyres, Magna Tyres says it will acquire Industra Ltd, which it adds “has a very strong position in Poland as it is the biggest supplier of speciality tyres services”. The company works with three product categories:…

Goodyear launches 70% sustainable material tyre

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has released a demonstration tire with 70% sustainable-material content, including industry-leading innovations. It is in line with its goal in 2020 to create a tyre made 100% from sustainable materials in 10 years, according…

Dow launches new high-end silicone synthetic leather

Dow introduces an alternative synthetic leather solution, which, it said, will provide comfort, health, and luxury while also improving sustainability. It has launched Luxsense Silicone Synthetic Leather, the world’s first high-end silicone-based synthetic leather material to meet specifications in transportation…