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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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MATERIALS NEWS

China driving growth of PVC
PVC

Global demand for PVC has grown from 22 million tonnes in 2000 to 32 million tonnes in 2011, according to a new report from GBI Research, with more than 65% of the demand coming from Asia and China.

The higher demand was accounted by various industries such as electrical, packaging and construction, followed by the automotive, agriculture, footwear and other end-use industries. The firm also says a 4.9% of CAGR is expected over the next 7 years, with the market to produce up to 49.5 million tonnes by 2020.

And with PVC getting a bad light in the industry, GBI says sustainability is driving the market in Europe, where thanks to the Vinyl 2010 programme, Europe recycled 260,842 tonnes of PCV in 2010, which is higher than target of 200,000 tonnes.