It’s boom time for rubber chemicals industry

The global rubber processing chemicals market is witnessing rapid expansion thanks to the increasing demand from the tyre and automotive industries and their application across diverse industries.

The tyre industry is the major consumer of rubber chemicals, holding over 70% of the market share. Use of rubber processing chemicals make tyres durable and provides them strength to withstand harsh environment. The demand from the tyre industry is projected to rise further with the expansion of the automotive industry.

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Roadmap for making India self-reliant in NR by 2030

The Indian natural rubber (NR) plantation sector supports an industry that is vital to the nation’s industrial and economic growth. Sustained extension efforts supported by focused research and development by the Rubber Board for more than 60 years in the past helped establish a robust NR production base in the country, characterised by a steady expansion in area under cultivation and increase in productivity and total production. This helped India achieve near self-sufficiency in NR production until 2010. The rubber products manufacturing industry and earnings from export of value-added rubber products registered a robust growth over the years. As the Indian economy is expected to maintain its buoyancy in growth, it is estimated that by 2030 the country would require about 20,00,000 tonnes of NR per year. Present production is in the range of 

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ANRPC meet stresses need to tackle emerging challenges

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The 11th Annual Rubber Conference of Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC), hosted by the Government of Thailand, was held in Chiang Rai on October 8, 2018 with the theme “Adapting for the emerging mega trends”. There were 187 participants from 11 countries, including 93 from Thailand. The inaugural session started with a welcome address by Somboon Siriwech, Deputy Governor of Chiang Rai Province.

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IRSG organising “Women for Rubber” photo competition

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The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) is organising a “Women for Rubber” photo competition to pay tribute to women’s contribution in the rubber industry as part of IRSG’s 75th Anniversary celebrations. This contest is supported by Singapore Committee for UN Women and prizes are sponsored by Namazie International, IRSG says in a Press release.

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Michelin ranks high in attracting young talent

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GREENVILLE, S.C.—When it comes to attracting young talent, Michelin North America is among the best, according to Forbes magazine, which recently named the Greenville-based tire maker one of the “Best Employers for New Grads.”

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Rousing start to International Rubber Glove Conference

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The 9th edition of the International Rubber Glove Conference, the world’s biggest glove event, got off to a grand opening with the Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad assuring the Malaysian glove industry all support to scale further heights and make more profits.

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Rubber Recycling Symposium: Early Registration Ends Today: Register Now

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Rubber Recycling Symposium: Early Registration Ends Today: Register Now!

Historically proven to be a great success, our biennial Rubber Recycling Symposium draws in an international audience of hundreds, including key players in the industry. With thought-provoking panels and ample networking opportunities, the Rubber Recycling Symposium provides a hub where thought leaders can interact and work towards the cooperative development of an environmentally sustainable industry.

Our theme for this year’s Symposium “Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” starts with the premise that we all must all play our part in building a sustainable world for our children’s children and beyond. But examining the idea closer to home, what does “taking sustainability to the next level” actually mean for the tire and rubber industry? Reusing goods and materials over and over to create a virtuous circular economy? Certainly. Creating a market environment that encourages and sustains products without the need for ongoing financial incentives? Absolutely. Producing more goods with fewer and fewer non-renewable inputs? Yes. How about producing fewer goods and doing more with less? Why not?

This year’s Symposium will address all these differing aspects of sustainability and, we hope, demonstrate that the tire and rubber industry continues to be a leader in understanding and being responsive to our environmental imperatives. 

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Continental named one of Forbes’ ‘Best Employers for Women’

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—Continental was recognized one of the best employers for women by Forbes magazine, one of seven automotive companies on the list.

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Event: EU butadiene conference to study tire industry

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Munich, Germany – The EU Butadiene and derivatives conference, organised by ICIS, will investigate issues around supply and demand for the feedstock in the tire & rubber industry.

Topics for the event, being held 12-13 Sept in Munich, include: the butadiene market; future tire trends; outlook for SBR; and the relationship between natural and synthetic rubber.

Among the confirmed speakers are Michael Weidokal, executive director International Strategic Analysis and Enrico…

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Smithers Rapra discusses the application of force and moment data in relation to tire modeling

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Smithers Rapra recently provided insight at the Global Tire Tech Forum, which was organized by China Rubber Industry Association. Henry He (above), general manager at Smithers Rapra’s Suzhou Tire and Wheel Testing Laboratory, spoke about the application of force and moment data in relation to tire modeling.

“Our testing services span the globe, and we are proud to have Henry represent our laboratory in China and the advances we have made,” said Derek Read, VP for global development – Asia.

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