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Russian plant for Continental

GERMAN tyre maker Continental plans to invest EUR220 million to build a tyre plant in Kaluga, Moscow. The plant will have annual capacity of about four million tires, and production is set to start at the end of 2012. The…

Momentive goes to India

Momentive Performance Materials and Momentive Specialty Chemicals, which produce silicones amongst the products, will open a new regional business headquarters and R&D centre in Bangalore, India

SSBR inroads in Asia

Asahi Kasei Chemicals says its new plant in Singapore represents a major step in diversifying its operation base for enhanced stability of supply to meet growing demand and customer needs

Rubber exports to hit $3b

HA NOI – Rubber exports are expected to total about 830,000 in 2011, earning over US$3 billion, with annual output projected to increase by 4 per cent, according to the Viet Nam Rubber Association (VRA). Nguyen Viet Chien, director of…

300 hectares to be planted to rubber

AT least 300 farmers in the village of Kibukay in Upi, Maguindanao , Philippines will undergo a one-day training on rubber cultivation as part of the establishment of a 300-hectare agro-forest in the area. Launched in June this year, the…