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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Electronic Issue

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Engineering resins for water applications
Ultramid PA

German firm BASF says its Ultramid PA, Ultradur PBT and Ultraform POM are now approved for applications that come into contact with drinking water.

To be marketed under the Aqua brand, the portfolio in the drinking water realm is complemented by the firmís high-temperature resistant polyaryl sulfones Ultrason P3010 and Ultrason S3010. In addition to complying with the regulations for contact with drinking water, these plastics are also approved for food contact (FC) and are produced according to good manufacturing practices (GMP).

The special requirements made of plastics that come into contact with drinking water include very low migration values, a high level of taste neutrality and confirmation that long-term contact with the plastic will not cause accelerated algae growth.