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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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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…

Rough day to be in rubber

IN trading on Thursday, rubber plastics stocks were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.5%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Fuwei Films Holdings Limited , off about 7.5% and shares of Spartech off about 1.7%…

Silicones balance healthcare needs of patients

Tailor-made solutions Bluestar Silicones has launched a customised approach to the manufacture of antimicrobial silicone products that offers OEMs and processors tailored material solutions to meet specific healthcare application needs. Unlike competitive offerings that are “one size fits all,” Bluestar…

Japanese push for NR in Asia

Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will help Vietnam to improve the country’s rubber industry with a plan to replace synthetic rubber, which is made from fossil fuels, with natural rubber (NR). The five-year US$3.9 million project involves the Vietnamese government…