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Linglong to invest in creating a dandelion rubber company 2017-12-28

Tyre company Shandong Linglong Tire Co is looking to build a company that will research and produce the dandelion rubber. The company will cost US$450 million and will be called the Linglong Dandelion Science and Technology Development Co. They predict dandelion rubber to be a good investment because there is a...

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Malaysian rubber market extends uptrend at close 2017-12-28

Malaysian rubber market extended its uptrend to today, bolstered by firmer leads from regional rubber futures markets and as benchmark oil prices surged to a more than 2  -year high yesterday, a dealer said. The dealer said the positive sentiment was also aided by implementation of natural rubber (NR) export cuts...

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Natural rubber output up 28.5% in October 2017 2017-12-18

Malaysia’s natural rubber (NR) production rose 28.5% to 67,403 tonnes in October 2017 from 52,472 tonnes in September, according to the Department of Statistics. In a statement today, the department said the smallholding sector was the main contributor to the NR production, accounting for 90%. Year-on-year...

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Use of wood from rubber, oil palm trees increasing – MTIB 2017-12-13

Malaysia is using more wood from oil palm and rubber trees as raw materials due to their versatility and durability. The move away from hardwood timber was also in line with efforts to conserve the country’s natural forests, said Malaysian Timber Industry (MTIB) director-general Datuk Dr Jalaluddin Harun. With...

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