New technology from LANXESS enables injection molding

Adiprene C930, a unique Low Free MDI based cast urethane from speciality chemicals company LANXESS, has just proven as an appropriate material for being processed via injection molding. The Korean company Autox developed a production process that allows cast...

Indian Railways thriving market for rubber products

By Rajkumar Makwana The Indian Railways offers the biggest market for finished rubber products in the government sector with procurement costs of approx. Rs. 500 billion annually for different spares of which rubber goods account for almost Rs. 350 billion The Indian...

NR Import curbs will impede industry growth

By Vikram Marakar The widening demand-supply gap in natural rubber in India has increased the dependence on import for the consuming industries. However, import of natural rubber by the domestic rubber industry is facing various challenges such as high import duty,...

Indian Tyre makers in for capacity expansion

By Sharad P Matade With stable demand outlook and strong credit profile, the domestic tyre makers are expected to make significant investments in capacity addition in the coming years. With a stable growth in original equipment (OE) and a sharp recovery in demand for...

Airbus to move on Goodyear tyres

Goodyear Tire has been ‘conditionally’ selected as a supplier by Airbus to provide its flight radial tyres as main and nose landing gear for Airbus’ new A321XLR aircraft. The Flight Radial, one of Goodyear’s most advanced aviation products, incorporates Goodyear...

Hankook Tire, DTM extend partnership

Hankook Tire will remain the exclusive supplier of the DTM for the next four years, the company said. The tyre maker and DTM marketer ITR have agreed on an early extension to the partnership contract, which now runs through to 2023. The new contract sees Hankook Tire...