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Sustainability: Southeast Asia’s rubber sector rooting for sustainability

Promising solutions are emerging in the form of sustainable rubber practices, aimed at curbing deforestation and substantially reducing the environmental ...

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Rubber industry in the digital age: how technology can save forests, boost business

Emerging policies on ethical material sourcing, such as the EU Deforestation-free Regulation (EUDR)’s zero-deforestation rule, underscore ecosystem preservation and market ...

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Gloves sector holding up through the headwind

Malaysia’s glove makers are benefiting from streamlining of operations, new investments, and net-zero collaborations to mitigate the impact of low ...

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Medical technology market shapes up with silicones

Global and Asian markets for silicones in the healthcare and medical industries have grown in tandem with the advancement of ...

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Industry News: A new way forward for the rubber sector

Malaysia, as one of the pioneer nations to start rubber plantations in 1877, continues to lead the field in producing ...

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Carbon black bound for sustainability

Sustainable carbon black made from renewable feedstock is becoming more and more in demand. But for technologies to fully produce ...

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Birla Carbon to build two facilities in Asia

Indian carbon black supplier Birla Carbon, one of the flagship businesses of Indian multinational conglomerate, the Aditya Birla Group, has announced the set up of two new carbon black manufacturing sites in Naidupet, Andhra Pradesh, India, and Rayong, Thailand. Each…

Yokohama Rubber sets up Italian subsidiary

Considering the strategic importance of the Italian market, Japanese tyre maker Yokohama Rubber has set up Yokohama Pneumatici Srl, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Yokohama Group. Headquartered in Milan, the company has been operational from 1 January 2024. The…