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Tyre sector gears up on sustainable rubber

The demand-supply disruption of rubber presents opportunities for tyre makers to explore novel and sustainable sources of rubber...

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Gloves Industry,gloves pack a punch against Covid-19

A secure supply of gloves and new designs of antimicrobial gloves go hand-in-hand to stave off the health crisis facing ...

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Amid pandemic: growth, expansion for Malaysia’s ace glove makers

The Covid-19 pandemic, which has tipped the scales of the majority of industries, has triggered unprecedented demand for the rubber ...

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Bringing in-house eco-friendly rubber to the industry

The environmental and economic needs to increase recycling rates are the principal driving forces behind technological innovations in the 21st ...

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Country Focus: Indonesia’s rubber sustainability at a crossroads

Deforestation in Indonesia, the world’s second largest natural rubber producer, is an issue to reckon with. According to Greenpeace, the ...

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Disposable glove makers turn to nitrile to cope with Covid-19 demand

Industries around the world have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, with most facing unprecedented and unique challenges to ...

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Toyoda Gosei starts up new Mexican plant

Japanese rubber and plastic automotive manufacturer Toyoda Gosei has established a new plant in Mexico, the Tapex Mexicana Monterrey Plant. It began production of bags that are a main component of automotive airbags in March 2021. Related: Toyoda Gosei invests in med…

Birla Carbon introduces circular carbon material

India’s carbon black supplier Birla Carbon has introduced what it says is a first-of-its-kind Continua Sustainable Carbonaceous Material. It adds that over the next five years, 73,000 tonnes/year of Continua material will be available for use in a wide range of applications including tyres, mechanical rubber goods, plastics, and many more. A…

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…