August 2012

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Rubber Journal Asia

E-Magazine for the Rubber Industry
Rubber industry on a fast track

THROUGH upstream R&D activities, Malaysiaís rubber industry will continue to expand its production with a target of reaching an output of 2 million tonnes of natural rubber and contributing RM52.9 billion to the countryís coffers by 2020. The introduction of an automatic rubber tapping system, roll out of mobile service applications and rubber yield programmes are all expected to help upgrade the sector, said Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) Director-General Datuk Dr Salmiah Ahmad, in an interview with PRA recently.

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Hexpol increases TPE capacity

Swedish firm Hexpol is increasing thermoplastic elastomer compounding capacity at a site in Germany it acquired last year to 4,500 tonnes by 2013.

The firm is installing a new twin-screw extrusion line at its site in Lichtenfels, which it acquired when it bought TPE compounder Horst Muller Kunstoffe from Rowa Group. The business is now known as Elasto Muller Kunstoffe.

Compounds made at the site are based on styrenic block copolymers, thermoplastic olefins and thermoplastic vulcanisates, used in several end markets including automotive, medical and caps and closures.