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Improved flexion radials changing the AG tyre landscape

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America, the pioneer of improved flexion (IF) technology for agricultural tires, showed top agricultural journalists attending the 2011 Agricultural Media Summit how IF radials help farmers reduce soil compaction, improve fuel economy, help the environment…

Vietnam confronts rubber dilemma

Vietnam is a big name in the rubber industry. It is the world’s fourth largest exporter despite being a late entrant into the international market. But Vietnamese firms producing tires and needing latex for other production purposes are facing a…

Research to grow rubber in non-traditional areas begun

THE Rubber Research Institute had started research and experiments to see whether it was possible to cultivate rubber in Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya Districts, Plantation Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said in Parliament yesterday. Minister Samarasinghe said that there is a growing…

Kumho tyre ordered to move China factory

KUMHO Tire’s Nanjing factory has received an order from the city’s Department of Environmental Protection to move to a new location, Economic Observer News reported on August 20th. The Korean tire maker is among 173 companies across China to receive…

Tyre industry left threadbare

IMPORTS now command the majority of the South African car tyre market, causing inevitable downsizing in the industry and the loss of thousands of jobs. But if the tyre industry wins a case currently before the Supreme Court, it could…

Cabot to increase output of silica

In line with the rising global demand for silicones, which is expected to continue to grow at 5-10% a year over the coming decade, US producer Cabot will expand its production capacity by 25% at its fumed silica facility in…