The Global Rubber Gloves market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% between 2014 and 2022. The factors such as rising healthcare expenditure, increasing health threats and increasing hygiene awareness and healthcare regulations are driving the market growth. Foreign exchange risks, rising raw material costs and pricing competition are hampering the market growth.
The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) reports that although the rubber yielding area in the countries it represents has considerably expanded this year (until the end of May 2016), this is unlikely to impact on rubber supplies as the average yield per hectare is declining.
For about $30,000, you can fit your Bugatti Veyron with a fresh set of rubber. That’s pretty damn expensive for something most consumers only pay a few hundred dollars for. But the Veyron’s tires are nothing compared to the tires you’re looking at right here. Officially certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Most Expensive Tires,” a pair of these will set you back $600,000. For tires. Naturally, they’re not just any set.
The Chinese tyre maker will soon be part of the world’s fourth-largest tyre manufacturing company. This new tyre firm, which has yet to be named, will exist under the umbrella of state-owned concern ChemChina.
On Friday 3 June Swedish firm Hexpol bought 100 per cent of the Berwin Group Ltd shareholders Glyn Williams and his family for around £25 million. Berwin has more than 60 years’ experience of rubber compounding and is a leading Rubber Compounder in the UK market.
The old proverb may insist that necessity is the mother of all invention, but sometimes innovation is all about simple impatience. Just ask Mario Andretti, the first driver to use slick tires at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It happened during a Firestone test in late 1960s when the racing legend didn’t want to sit around and wait for the engineers to carve thin slits called “sipes” into the rubber before he tried a new tire.
The International Recycled Rubber Products Initiative (IRRPI), at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (UNLV) will be hosting the 4th International Conference on Recycled Rubber Products (R2P). September 14 & 15, 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Board of Directors of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Susan F. Davis a director of the company, effective immediately. Commenting on her appointment, company chairman, CEO and president Roy Armes said Davis’s “specific global expertise” will be “of tremendous value as we continue to pursue Cooper’s strategic plans for worldwide growth.”
Although Yokohama Rubber clocked up a fourth consecutive year of record sales in 2015, operating income and net income declined year-on-year as falling vehicle production affected the company’s original equipment business in Japan and both escalating price competition and a mild winter hit the country’s replacement market business.
PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Department of Energy is providing funding to support a…