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Top natural rubber produces cutting exports by 240,000 tons

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

On 6 March, the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC) announced plans to reduce rubber exports by 240,000 tons for the next four months.

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Evonik’s new truck tyre silica

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Evonik reports that it has developed a new silica that it says is particularly suitable for use in truck and bus (TBR) tyres. In contrast to passenger car tyres, TBR tyres use mainly natural rubber, which, in combination with silane, places special requirements on the silica. With Evonik’s latest silica/silane development, fuel savings could be as high 8 per cent, the company said, which cuts costs and is better for the environment.

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Trinseo presents new synthetic rubber solution

4th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Trinseo, the global plastics, latex binder, and synthetic rubber manufacturer, is introducing a new grade of multifunctionalized S-SBR called Sprintan 918S, at the Tire Technology Expo from March 5-7 in Hanover, Germany.

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BKT carbon black plant opening end of March

18th February 2019 | 0 Comments

On 8 February 2019 Balkrishna Industries’ (BKT) confirmed that the first phase of its new carbon black plant will be commissioned by 31 March 2019.

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Lehigh win Circular Economy award in Davos

Lehigh win Circular Economy award in Davos

25th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Lehigh Technologies has won the Young Global Leaders Award for Circular Economy SME (small to medium-sized enterprise) for The Circulars 2019, the 5th iteration of the award, in Davos at the World Economic Forum on 21 January 2019.

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IRSG: World rubber demand to rise 2.5% in 2019

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Global demand for rubber is expected to rise about 2.5 per cent in 2019 to more than 30 million metric tonnes, according to the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG).

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Saudi Arabia investing US$2 billion in solar/carbon black complex

21st January 2019 | 0 Comments

Saudi Arabia is planning to develop a $2 billion solar and carbon black integrated complex in partnership with China’s Longi and South Korea’s OCI, according to various news reports from the area.

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China establishing rubber Free Trade Zone in Sri Lanka

21st January 2019 | 0 Comments

China has begun establishing a rubber Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Sri Lanka. The arrangement will help promote the country’s rubber industry and boost sector earnings. In return, China is asking for long-term access to lands and tax concessions, according to various media reports.

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DuPont increases Zytel and Crastin prices

15th January 2019 | 0 Comments

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers has announced that it will increase the prices of its DuPont Zytel products by the equivalent of $400 per metric tonne and DuPont Crastin products by the equivalent of $200 per metric tonne.

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Xingda tyre cord opens European office

9th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Chinese tyre cord manufacturer Xingda has opened a European office in Luxembourg. The new European operation has been registered as Xingda Europe Limited and is a subsidiary of Xingda International Holding Company.

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Berwin Industrial Polymers featured in Parliamentary Review

Berwin Industrial Polymers featured in Parliamentary Review

21st November 2018 | 0 Comments

An important event in the diaries of both politicians and business leaders, the September release of The Parliamentary Review sees the documents highlight the best practice of organisations across the private and public sectors. The document shares some of the most forward-thinking work that has occurred in the country over the last year and is edited by former minister The Rt Hon David Curry. The 2018 edition features UK-based tyre compound supplier Berwin Industrial Polymers.

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Kordsa wins Platin Global 100 award

Kordsa wins Platin Global 100 award

5th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Kordsa has been named as one of the Global 100 enterprises. According to a study conducted by Platin magazine in association with IPSOS. Platin also gave Kordsa the Industry 4.0 award in the textile category.

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Eastman experts to discuss sulphur dispersion in high severity service heavy tyres

2nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Sulphur dispersion and formulation insights for high-severity service in heavy tyres will be the focus of work shared by two Eastman Tire Additives scientists at the KHK 13th Fall Rubber Colloquium in Hannover, Germany 6-8 November, 2018. The technical presentation by Dr. Dominica Wong will explore why the tensile dispersion test provides valuable insights into sulphur dispersion and how this approach guided the development of innovations such as Eastman Crystex Cure Pro insoluble sulphur. A poster by Dr. Leandro Forciniti will examine how polymers and other additives influence formulations for high-severity service in heavy tyres, including Eastman Impera performance resins.

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Dr Alan Muhr awarded the Hancock Medal

Dr Alan Muhr awarded the Hancock Medal

24th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC)'s Dr Alan Muhr, who is Head of the Engineering Design Unit, has been awarded the Hancock Medal 2018 for his outstanding service to the rubber industry by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in London (IOM3) in London.

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IRSG launches ‘Women for Rubber’ competition

IRSG launches ‘Women for Rubber’ competition

16th October 2018 | 0 Comments

In parallel with the International Rubber Study Group’s (IRSG) 75th Anniversary, the association has organised a photo competition to pay tribute to women's contribution in the rubber industry. The contest is supported by Singapore Committee for UN Women and prizes are sponsored by Namazie International.

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