Compounding World Expo 2019 held in Ohio

The first Compounding World Expo in North America was held on May 8-9,2019, at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. It was the biggest ever focused event for the plastics compounding industry, building on the success of last year’s debut expo in Essen,...

Automotive tyre market will grow steadily: report

Enhanced tyre performance, surging tyre production, and introduction of innovative products will fuel automotive tyre market growth. The market will grow steadily during the 2017-2022 period with the market estimated to be valued at almost $300 billion in 2019, says...

Marginal fall in share of SR in rubber consumption

The share of synthetic rubber in total world rubber consumption contracted marginally(-1.8%) from 53.6% in 2017 to 52.6% in 2018, according to the latest Rubber Industry Report released by the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG). The SR share of USA in 2018 stood...

TARRC opens new MRB Rubber Engineering Laboratory

The Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC), the UK R&D centre of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), has opened its new MRB Rubber Engineering Laboratory. The new lab will be used for testing and validation of rubber products. TARRC has been carrying out research...

Prinx Chengshan begins work for new Thailand plant

Prinx Chengshan has started work for the world-class plant at Eastern Seaboard Industrial Zone WHA EISE 3 (Chonburi) in Thailand. The new facility is expected to be commissioned in mid-2020. By then, it will further consolidate and expand Prinx Chengshan’s...