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Sri Lanka rubber sector aiming to become $3 billion a year industry by 2020

Sri Lanka rubber sector aiming to become $3 billion a year industry by 2020

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) celebrated its 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Cinnamon Grand Colombo on the 16 January 2018. The association was inaugurated in 1985 in order to offer “comprehensive representation, advocacy and to champion to all manufacturers and exporters of rubber products in Sri Lanka”.

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Kordsa expands polyester yarn capacity

Friday 12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Kordsa is expanding its polyester capacity at its plant in Izmit, Turkey. With the addition of new facilities and equipment, Kordsa aims to have an additional polyester yarn capacity of 7000 tons with an additional 3,500 m2 area in its current facility this year.

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Sri Lanka tyre manufacturer signs recycled carbon black order

Wednesday 3rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

A leading tyre manufacturer has placed a first order on Swedish tyre pyrolysis firm Enviro’s recycled carbon black (EnviroCB) for immediate delivery. “Initially the order volume is small, but is expected to increase significantly over time. The customer is a global manufacturer of tyres and rubber applications and this order relates to industrial tyres”, says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.

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Pirelli signs synthetic rubber deal with Nizhnekamskneftekhim

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has signed a contract with synthetic rubber maker Nizhnekamskneftekhim to establish supply in 2018. According to Nizhnekamskneftekhim, the contract was signed during a working visit to Milan by the president of the Republic of Tatarstan in December.

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Orion completes Korea Carbon Black plant

Wednesday 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Orion Engineered Carbons has completed construction of a new carbon black production line at its plant in Yeosu, South Korea, to produce specialty products. The line started production on 23 November and has begun commercial sales.

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Toray admits tyre cord data falsification

Thursday 7th December 2017 | 0 Comments

At the end of November, Japan’s Toray Industries admitted to 149 cases of quality data falsification at a materials-making subsidiary that span eight years. According to a report by Reuters, the firm said the cheating involved tyre-strengthening cord that was sold to 13 clients by Toray Hybrid Cord.

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Bringing rubber production to Europe: Continental starts work on test lab

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

With sods of soil sliding from shiny shovels, work on the Continental ‘Taraxagum Lab Anklam’ research and test laboratory officially began on Monday. Construction of the facility will now begin in earnest, and Continental Reifen Deutschland anticipates that the lab, based near Germany’s Baltic coast, will be operational in autumn 2018. Continental is investing a total of 35 million euros in the project, a sum supported by a subsidy of 11.6 million euros from the Ministry of Economics in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

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Work starting on Continental’s Russian dandelion rubber lab

Friday 10th November 2017 | 0 Comments

For the past six years, Continental has worked with partners on projects to source rubber from Russian dandelions for its tyre production. In 2016, the company announced plans to establish a new facility for industrialising this process. A seven-acre site in Anklam, not far from Germany’s Baltic coast, was selected for this research laboratory. The tyre maker now reports that groundbreaking for the 35 million-euro initial phase of its Taraxagum Lab Anklam will take place this coming Monday.

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Apollo Tyres & research partner obtain ENR patent

Wednesday 8th November 2017 | 0 Comments

A patent has been granted in India for a special grade of epoxidised natural rubber (ENR) jointly developed by the research and development team at Apollo Tyres and the Rubber Research Institute of India. The tyre rubber compound was granted patent no. 287630 by the Government of India’s Patent Office on 21 September.

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Upstream acquisition: Michelin purchases Lehigh Technologies

Thursday 19th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has announced its acquisition of Lehigh Technologies, a US-based company that has developed a patented cryogenic turbo mill technology for transforming rubber from end-of-life tyres and industrial goods into materials for new tyres and other products. The acquisition was completed on 13 October.

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Bridgestone closes Firestone Fibers, Canada plant

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

On 4 October Bridgestone Canada Inc. (Bridgestone) announced the closure of its Firestone Fibers and Textiles facility based in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. The closure affects 35 salaried employees and 135 hourly employees, and will be conducted in phases beginning 31 December 2017, with operations completely ceasing in the second half of 2018.

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DowDuPont raises polymer prices

Friday 6th October 2017 | 0 Comments

As soon as contracts allow, but generally effective 16 October, DowDuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers, a business segment of the DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, will increase prices for all DuPont Zytel and DuPont Delrin products.

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Natural Rubber classified a ‘critical raw material’ by EU

Wednesday 27th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The importance of unimpeded access to natural rubber has been acknowledged by the European Union, which has added the raw material to its Critical Raw Material List. the decision was made with the support of the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA), which contributed to the process of revising the List. The association has since welcomed the inclusion of natural rubber in the 2017 List, which is valid for three years.

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Firms from six countries represented in Pirelli’s 2017 supplier awards

Tuesday 12th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has named its 2017 Supplier Award winners. The winners came from three continents – Europe, Asia and America – and six countries (China, Italy, Germany, Japan, Romania, the United States, and Thailand).

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Nynas considering India expansion

Monday 11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Nynas global president and CEO Gert Wendroth said the specialty oil company is looking to expand its footprint by setting up depots and adding employees in India, during a recent visit to the country.

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