Taguchi’s robust production design concept

By Anil Skariah: The concept of Robust Product Design, making the product or process insensitive to variation, has many advantages despite some disadvantages Robust product design is a concept from the teachings of Dr. Genichi Taguchi, a Japanese quality Guru. It is...

SR producers in capacity expansion mode

Leading global synthetic rubber producers like Arlanxeo, Reliance Industries, Sibur, Zeon etc are aggressively expanding their capacity to meet the growing demand for SR thanks to its increasing applications in the tyre, non-tyre, automotive, footwear and industrial...

Asia pacific will remain world’s SR hub

The Asia Pacific region has of late emerged as the major synthetic rubber (SR) producing hub of the world thanks to an array of new projects and expansions in recent years. The region will continue to be the world’s largest producer and consumer of SR in the coming...

Tyres with colour, Less air loss!

By P Venugopal: Dr Sabu Thomas and his team have successfully developed the prototypes of tyres that can have any colour of your choice and need inflating only once a year You can soon expect to drive your car on tyres that have the same colour as your vehicle and...

NR price imbroglio; When will price turnaround and why?

By Dr. Hidde P Smith: Renowned global rubber market analyst and former Secretary General of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) has come out with his latest forecast about what’s in store for the rubber prices in the near future. According to him, the natural...