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Indian natural rubber output rebounds on higher prices

Indian natural rubber output rebounds on higher prices

KOTTAYAM, India—Higher prices have contributed to a significant pickup in India’s production and export of natural rubber, the country’s Rubber Board has reported. Production during the last fiscal year reached 690,000 metric tons, well above a forecast level of 654,000 tons and 22.8 percent above the 562,000 tons recorded in 2015-16. NR production this MarchRead More

Plastic dumping in Navi Mumbai nullahs rampant

NAVI MUMBAI: Open nullahs, flowing long distance through the city, is a dumping ground for plastic waste. The menace is rampant across all nodes in the NMMC. Car accessory shops have majorly contributed to dumping the plastic wrapped around spare parts, the solid waste management department said. The civic body collected a fine of RsRead More

Global Plastic Nozzle Market 2017- BETE , BEX , Chumpower Machinery , Focke Meler Gluing Solutions , GEA Breconcherry

The Worldwide Plastic Nozzle Report does an extensive study of the Market Segment, Product categories, market revenue, product cost, Forecast 2017-2022. After that, the Global Plastic Nozzle market 2017 Report is segregated into different categories based on geographical regions, key vendors and range of applications. The report also studies the Plastic Nozzle Market Share andRead More


A Report by Eunomia Consultants on the impact of the use of Oxo-biodegradable (OBP) plastic carrier bags on the environment has been published by the EU Commission. Key findings of the report include: “The debate around the biodegradability of OBP plastic is not finalised, but should move forward from the assertion that OBP plastics merelyRead More

Recycling contaminates plastic children’s toys with toxic chemicals from electronic waste, says IPEN and Arnika

A new global survey finds that recycling plastics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals found in electronic waste results in contamination of the world’s best-selling toy. Ironically, the chemical contaminants can damage the nervous system and reduce intellectual capacity but are found in Rubik’s Cubes – a puzzle toy designed to exercise the mind. The studyRead More

Laufenn winter tire wins Red Dot Award

SEOUL, South Korea—Hankook Tire Co. Ltd.’s Laufenn-brand I Fit studless winter tire earned 2017 Red Dot Design Award recognition for a design that optimizes performance on wet and snowy roads. “This year’s win with Laufenn brand’s I FIT once again proves Hankook Tire’s innovative design leadership and premium brand asset, as recognized by the prestigiousRead More

RAMPF will be showcasing the following product innovations at productronica China 2017:

RAKU-PUR® electro casting resins with optimum thermomechanical properties Thermal shock – shock-like temperature fluctuations linked with the thermal expansion coefficient of materials – can lead to fractures in contacts and cables, cracks in the resin, and cause gaps to open up between the resin and plastic parts in sensitive and complex electrical and electronic componentsRead More