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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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More golf balls in the US

TO meet the demand for its premium golf balls in the US, Bridgestone Golf will increase output at its Georgia facility by 40% this year. The firm will manufacture its popular Tour B330-RX family of PU-covered golf balls in Georgia,…

SI to ramp up capacity in China

US chemicals maker, SI Group will construct an additional 30,000 tonnes/year facility for its phenolic resin manufacturing site at the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. Valued at US$30 million, the facility will have a potential capacity of 70,000 tonnes/year.…

JSR claims SSBR has better properties

IN light of the growing demand for solution styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR), Japanese firm JSR increased the capacity of its Yokkaichi plant from 25,000 to 60,000 tonnes/year last year. It also has a 30,000-tonne/year SSBR facility with Styron in Europe and…

Maplan continues strategic growth plan

CAPITALISING on its plastics manufacturing expertise, Austrian machinery firm Maplan will develop more vertical machines for a wide range of needs, with injection from top to bottom especially for applications that require a lower working height. For automated production applications,…