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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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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…