LANXESS uses AI in product development

LANXESS has launched a project aimed at expanding its range of prepolymers using artificial intelligence (AI). The goal is to offer customers tailor-made polyurethane systems with even shorter lead times, including for entirely new applications with different...

Malaysia cries labour shortage in glove industry

Owing to a severe labour shortage, Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association has cut its output target for this year by 3.6% to 188 billion pieces of gloves, reports Bloomberg. Though global demand for rubber gloves has been growing, producers are unable to...

New-gen car tyre from Falken Tyre

Japanese tyremaker Falken Tyre India has launched its new-generation standard series tyres – SINCERA SN832i – for cars in India. These tyres are designed and developed for small and midsize hatchbacks, sedans, MUVs and Compact SUVs, and are available in 27 different...

Innovative carbon black from Orion Engineered Carbons

Orion Engineered Carbons, a worldwide supplier of speciality and high-performance Carbon Black, has introduced surface-modified Carbon Blacks for rubber applications. The innovative product will be presented at the 196th Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division of the...

GRI expands presence in Northern Europe

Sri Lankan speciality tyremaker GRI has expanded its presence in Northern Europe by acquiring Estonian firm Nortire Group. The move is expected to strengthen GRI’s market position, said a report in Tire Technology International, quoting Prabhash Subasinghe, managing...

New recycling concept from OFRU

OFRU Recycling presents a complete solvent recycling concept for use in new or existing flexographic printers. Flexographic printing machines are usually equipped with an automatic cleaning system. For each cycle of press washing, the cleaning system requires a...