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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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US company expands to Brazil

US-based Lehigh Technologies, manufacturer of sustainable, micronised rubber powders, has expanded to Brazil, based on the country’s establishment of tyre collection in 1999 and its legislation on dealing with scrap tyres, setting targets for collection and proper disposal for tyres…

Stop-gap measures for rubber exports

According to reports, the International Rubber Consortium (IRCO) will advise member countries Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia to slow down their natural rubber exports as well as reduce raw rubber sales until prices are at a reasonable level for both sellers and buyers.

Joint venture silica plant started up

WACKER Chemie and Dow Corning have inaugurated the second phase of their joint pyrogenic silica plant in Zhangjiagang, China. The pyrogenic silica plant, together with a siloxane plant, is a key facility of the Dow Corning-Wacker integrated silicone manufacturing site…

Danish entrant in Sri Lankan tyre market

Danish company Starco has set up a tyre manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka. The new plant, which represents an initial capital investment of around EUR2 million, will specialise in the manufacture of solid rubber tyres, to be marketed worldwide under…

RM195 mn allocation for rubber replanting programme

PENAMPANG, Malaysia – The federal government has approved an allocation of RM194.723 million for the rubber replanting programme and new rubber cultivation nationwide for the 2011-2012 period. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said from this amount,…

Desma expands in China

HAVING been in the Chinese market since 2007, rubber injection moulding machine maker Desma has built up a market share of 10% in the country. In order to meet growth expectations, the German firm has now set up an office…

Rubber index introduced

GLOBAL information supplier Platts has launched a Natural Rubber Index (RBX), which comprises daily physical spot price assessments for Technically Specified Rubber Grade 20 (TSR 20) and Ribbed Smoked Sheets Grade 3 (RSS 3) grades of natural rubber. It reflects…