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Kraiburg TPE celebrates its 20th year in Malaysia: two decades of achievement, expansion and growth
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    Three Asian countries to reduce exports by 700,000 metric tonnes this year
    A grouping of Asia’s top three rubber-producing countries, the International Rubber Tripartite Council, will be reducing exports by an additional 85,000 tonnes from September to December this year, an Indonesian rubber industry official said on August 25. Indonesian Rubber Association Chairman Moenarji Soedargo also said that council members Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia will reduce their total exports in 2016 by 700,000 metric tonnes... more image
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    DSM and NHU inaugurate jv to produce high performance PPS compounds
    Dutch materials company DSM and speciality chemicals producer Zhejiang NHU Special Materials Co. (NHU), have officially inaugurated their joint venture company for polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) compounds, DSM NHU Engineering Plastics (Zhejiang). The jv, which was announced May 2015, has been established in Zhejiang province, close to NHU’s linear PPS polymer plant in Shangyu, for manufacturing high performance compounds... more image
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    Glove Sector: Buoyant prospects and overcoming challenges
    Industry developments offer Malaysian glove makers to expand amid the challenges, while the clampdown on powdered gloves by the US FDA will see a switch to non-powdered ones, says Angelica Buan in this report. Global demand for rubber gloves is strong. Indian market research firm Koncept Analytics says that with improved healthcare awareness, progressive emphasis on healthcare regulations and... more image
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  • Taiwanese Machinery Industry: Machinery makers update their technology - August digital issue
    Taiwan produced US$1.3 billion worth of plastics and rubber machinery in 2015 and the country is the world’s top six producers, says the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). The aim of Taiwanese machinery makers is to enter the top ten ranking in the world. The 15th edition of Taipeiplas, to be held from 12-16 August at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre, will have some 500 exhibitors showcasing in 2,800 booths. FCS to enter all-electric... more image

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