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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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Kraton looks for Asian site for facility

US company, Kraton Performance Polymers, will soon decide where it will locate its Asian facility for HSBCs (hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers). Expected to start up by 2013, the facility will have a capacity of 30 kilotonnes. Though it planned for…

China plant set to become Pirelli’s largest

ACCORDING to news from Asia, Pirelli intends to develop its factory in China’s Shandong Province into the largest facility it operates anywhere in the world. Singapore’s The Business Times quotes Pirelli Asia-Pacific CEO Giuseppe Cattaneo as stating “China is going…

Rubber-glove makers speak up on labour woes

KUALA LUMPUR: Rubber glove manufacturers said their RM30 billion export earnings target by 2020 can only be achieved if they are not bogged by issues like labour and energy. In a dialogue with the International Trade and Industry Ministry yesterday,…

MREPC defends NR latex gloves

THE Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) refutes a call by a consumer group for a ban on natural rubber latex medical gloves. The petition filed Public Citizen to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declares gloves pose a danger…