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India Rubber

The All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) was established in 1945 with the purpose of representing the rubber sector in ...

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Country Focus: An alliance that keeps Asia’s “white gold” shining

Despite challenges in the global market and supply chain, Asia’s primary rubber producers are successfully achieving their growth targets, with ...

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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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Lanxess India experiences weak Q2 demand

While the demand in Q1 2012 was “okay”, the next quarter has seen no growth, the impact of which may be seen in the coming months, said Dr Datta Prasad Talekar, Senior Executive Director, Lanxess India Pvt Ltd. Current problems…

ContiTech buys specialist UK belt-maker

The German belts giant ContiTech has bought a British company, Specialised Belting Supplies, which makes mainly steep-angle conveyor belts for transporting bulk materials such as ore, coal or gravel. Production will stay at the company’s site in Thetford, Norfolk, where…

Yokohama signs UN global compact

Yokohama Rubber has signed onto the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative encouraging companies to conduct their business activities with sustainability and responsibility. Yokohama said it embraces and will support and observe the global compact’s 10 principles of corporate social…

Walki opens Russian plant

Walki Group, which makes technical laminates including facings for rigid foam, has opened a plant in Svetogorsk, Russia. According to the company, the new plant is located at the ZAO International Paper pulp and paper mill, cementing further the group’s…

Conti submits retreads for SmartWay verification

Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has submitted its HDL Eco Plus ContiTread drive and trailer retread tire products to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership for certification as low-rolling-resistance technologies, the tire maker said. Conti said it submitted…

Nexen reopens JV talk with Michelin

In a brief stock exchange filing, Nexen Tire Corp. has said it has re-opened discussions with Michelin in respect of a possible joint venture and expects those discussions to continue. The June 8 filing on the Korean Stock Exchange in…