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Obituary: Remembering Winston Fernandez

Winston Fernandez, co-founder of Tara Media & Communications (www.taramedia.com.my), passed away peacefully on 5 May 2021 at the age of ...

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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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Silicones balance healthcare needs of patients

Tailor-made solutions Bluestar Silicones has launched a customised approach to the manufacture of antimicrobial silicone products that offers OEMs and processors tailored material solutions to meet specific healthcare application needs. Unlike competitive offerings that are “one size fits all,” Bluestar…

Japanese push for NR in Asia

Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will help Vietnam to improve the country’s rubber industry with a plan to replace synthetic rubber, which is made from fossil fuels, with natural rubber (NR). The five-year US$3.9 million project involves the Vietnamese government…

Research for improvements to rubber

Leading universities in the US have innovated technology that allows rubber recovery while a new type of sensor will help in sensing structural damage on infrastructure. University of Akron researcher Avraam Isayev’s rubber recovery technology is expected to cause a…

Lanxess invests into bio-based rubber

GERMAN speciality chemicals company Lanxess is investing more in new technology to produce synthetic rubber from bio-based raw materials. From producing isobutene from renewable resources, it has now increased its minority shareholding in US-based renewable chemical company Gevo. Lanxess initially…

Maine sells pneumatic tyre unit

As part of its global restructuring plan, US-based Maine Industrial Tire has sold its China-based pneumatic tyre manufacturing assets to Trelleborg Wheel Systems. Maine Tire will continue to operate and retain ownership over the solid tyre portion of the Hebei…

PBR technology to Asia

ITALIAN technology and engineering company FasTech has licensed its second proprietary technology to manufacture its Nd-PBR to a leading petrochemical operator in East Asia. The licence agreement includes engineering and other technical services. The first one was to a Middle…

New NBR grade

China-based WestMoonint has added a crosslink powdered acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) products line for automotive brake making, the cable and wire industry and seal applications. The company will also launch other types of nitrile rubber soon, such as cold/hot and…