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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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Doing away with harmful chemicals

In 2009, a particularly problematic hazardous plasticiser, until then indispensible in vibration technology applications with high damping forces and limited ageing, was successfully replaced with harmless alternatives.

Medical unit buyout by Trelleborg

Swedish Trelleborg plans to buy medical-related businesses from Switzerland’s Silcotech Group for US$42 million. The acquired operation focuses on precision seals and components in liquid silicone, primarily for the pharmaceutical industry and medical technology sector and is also used in…

Zeon sees HNBR increase

Another company that is seeing increasing demand for HNBR is Zeon Chemicals, which is planning to expand capacity for its Zetpol HNBR by 25% at its American plant to come on stream by 2012. The company had previously expanded its…

Rubber prices expected to rise further

THE Malaysian rubber market is expected to continue its uptrend next week supported by higher crude oil prices. A dealer said rising crude oil prices will make synthetic rubber, a product of crude oil, costlier. “Higher crude oil prices will…

Michelin launches major Technology Center upgrade

TO strengthen its innovation capabilities and shorten new tire time-to-market, Michelin has undertaken a top-to-bottom €100 million upgrade of its global research and development center in Ladoux, near Clermont-Ferrand in France. In the center, where 3,300 people work, an entirely…

Sumitomo workers OK after disaster

KOBE, Japan (March 15, 2011)—Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. said it had no casualties among workers at its Shirakawa factory following last week’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami in northeastern Japan. SRI also reports there was no critical damage at the car…