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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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Tyre facility to bring 150 new jobs

TIRE International has established a third-generation recycling and manufacturing operation on Cypress Gardens Road. Berkeley County received great news last week on the jobs front. Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Berkeley County and the Charleston Regional…

US firm moves from China to its home base

WHILE most companies seek low-cost production bases, US-based tyre recycling company Tire International is moving its operations out of China and investing US$25 million to set up a recycling and manufacturing facility in Berkeley County. It has set up a…

Russian plant for Continental

GERMAN tyre maker Continental plans to invest EUR220 million to build a tyre plant in Kaluga, Moscow. The plant will have annual capacity of about four million tires, and production is set to start at the end of 2012. The…

Momentive goes to India

Momentive Performance Materials and Momentive Specialty Chemicals, which produce silicones amongst the products, will open a new regional business headquarters and R&D centre in Bangalore, India

SSBR inroads in Asia

Asahi Kasei Chemicals says its new plant in Singapore represents a major step in diversifying its operation base for enhanced stability of supply to meet growing demand and customer needs

Rubber exports to hit $3b

HA NOI – Rubber exports are expected to total about 830,000 in 2011, earning over US$3 billion, with annual output projected to increase by 4 per cent, according to the Viet Nam Rubber Association (VRA). Nguyen Viet Chien, director of…

300 hectares to be planted to rubber

AT least 300 farmers in the village of Kibukay in Upi, Maguindanao , Philippines will undergo a one-day training on rubber cultivation as part of the establishment of a 300-hectare agro-forest in the area. Launched in June this year, the…