R B Premadasa is the new Secretary-General of ANRPC

Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) has appointed R B Premadasa, Director-General of the Rubber Development Department of Sri Lanka, as the new Secretary-General. He succeeds Dr Nguyen Ngoc Bich of Viet Nam who is completing the term on November...

Challenging times ahead for rubber industry: Dr. Sawar Dhanania

Dr. Sawar Dhanania, Chairman, Rubber Board, India, has said that the current outlook is not that much optimistic for both rubber producing and consuming sectors. He was delivering the presidential address in the 179 th meeting of the Rubber Board at Kottayam. “The...

NR production to exceed consumption: ANRPC

The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) has stated that, despite several negative factors, world production of NR is expected to outstrip consumption by 198,000 tonnes in 2019. “As a result of unattractive prices, poor demand from China, fungal...

ARDL installs new machine; enhances analysis capabilities

Akron Rubber Development Laboratory (ARDL) has installed a new Metravib DMA+2000 Viscoelastic and Fatigue Testing Machine offering advanced capabilities for mechanical property characterization. The new equipment will meet the ever-changing needs of customers in the...

LANXESS’ high-tech plant in China opened

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has inaugurated its new plant in Changzhou, China. The compounding facility produces Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech plastics, especially for the automotive sector and the electrical and electronics industry. “This facility...

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...