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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Recycling: Thermoset rubber circular economy

Devulcanising crumb rubber from scrapped tyres to mould new engineered products presents a solution to the huge and ever growing ...

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Silicones: Keeping a good grip on innovation

Silicone elastomers are enabling innovation, and their application promotes the growth of the automotive and healthcare markets.

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RJA: K2022 show highlights

Momentive Performance Materials will have flameretardant, dark grey LSR grades NL6830FR and NL6850FR that meet the UL94-V0 requirements

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Recycling: Finding ways to recycle rubber

In the lead-up to the K trade fair 2022, industry association VDMA provides an interview with Daniela Dingfelder, COO of ...

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Glove Sector: Highs and lows in the endemic stage

As we witness the tail-end of the Covid-19 pandemic, are the glory days of glove sales over, asks Angelica Buan ...

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Omsk Carbon Group: stable business for any geographic location

January 18, 2023

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Ivorian rubber output seen up 5% in 2011

RUBBER output from Africa’s top supplier Ivory Coast will rise 5 % this year to 238,000 tonnes as high prices tempt farmers to plant more acreage despite a political crisis, a top industry official said. The country produced 227,000 tonnes…

TSE’s Chinese facility to support Asia

US company TSE Industries is setting up a facility in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, to provide compression and injection rubber moulding, grinding and rubber-to-metal/rubber-to-plastic bonding operations to Asian markets. The facility will cater to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and the…

Tokai focusing on R&D in China

JAPANESE company Tokai Rubber Industries is spending US$623,000 in an R&D centre in China. To start-up by 2012, the technical centre will support Tokai’s automotive activities in China. The centre will explore rubber and plastics technologies for use in Chinese…

Japanese tyre maker expands in the Philippines

YOKOHAMA Tire has started up its facility expansion in Clark Freeport. Upon completion, the expansion will result in the capacity increasing to 17 million tyres/year by 2017 from the current 7 million tyres/year. The first phase of the expansion will…