Category: Feature

Eneos acquires JSR Corporation’s elastomers business

Japanese petroleum company Eneos Corporation has signed an agreement with Japanese synthetic rubber manufacturer JSR Corporation to acquire the latter’s elastomers business, which includes the manufacture and sale of synthetic rubber. JSR, whose main product is solution polymerisation styrene-butadiene rubber…

LKL plans to enter rubber gloves, PPE sector

Malaysia-based LKL International Bhd (LKL), an investment holding company involved in the manufacturing and trade of medical equipment and accessories, is planning to diversify into the rubber gloves and personal protective equipment (PPE) sector. The company is reportedly proposing a private placement…

Guizhou Tyre begins tyre production in Vietnam plant

Chinese tyremaker Guizhou Tyre  ( formerly Guizhou Tyre Factory) has produced its first tyre at its Vietnam plant on 1 April. It will also start product testing and certification processes. Located in the industrial park of Long Giang in the province of Tien Giang, the factory would have a production capacity of 1.2 million/year units of tyres for…

Graphene from tyre waste can reinforce concrete

Scientists from the Texas-based Rice University have optimised a process to convert waste rubber tyres into graphene that can be used to strengthen concrete. Using a green technology called the “flash” process introduced by the Rice University lab of chemist…