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At K 2016, KraussMaffei Berstorff presented a die head for the manufacture of rubber hoses, which is said to offer increased productivity with higher product quality and lower raw material consumption.

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Trinseo announced plans for a new S-SBR pilot plant as well as an S-SBR capacity expansion at its site in Schkopau, Germany.

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The government is seeking intrepid smallholder farmers to pilot a project that would transform 6,000 hectares of cropland in two provinces into a patchwork of small rubber plantations.

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The automotive supplier Boge Rubber & Plastics Group announced that it will begin production in Mexico in 2017.

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Malaysia’s rubber industry is not a sunset industry following demand for high-value engineering rubber products from many countries, says Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.

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Feica, the Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry, invites experts to share their knowledge and experience at the 2017 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and Expo, which takes place at Forte Village in Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy, from 13 – 15 September 2017.

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Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu said the government is working to ensure an environment-friendly plastic industry in the country and the work on developing a plastic industrial estate is likely to be completed by June 2018.

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Contitech has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new automotive hoses plant in the Sino-German Eco Park in Qingdao, China.

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Peter Schmidt, shareholder of the German Kraiburg Group, has died in early February 2017, a few weeks after his 85th birthday.

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Total world consumption of biopolymers is projected to reach the size of 300 million t in 2016, and to be valued at USD 670 million, according to a new market research from Smithers Rapra. The report The Future of Global Bioplastics to 2021 forecasts that demand for bioplastics will grow at a rate of around 19 % year-on-year in volume terms across the period 2016 – 2021.

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A fresh round of talks has kicked off with PetroChina Company Limited over resumption of cooperation in Iran’s petrochemical industry.

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