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Mardec set to raise natural rubber output next year

MARDEC Bhd will increase it annual production of natural rubber to 250,000 tonnes by next year in view of the rising trend in the commodity#8217;s price, group chief executive Datuk Dr Mahmood Abdul Kadir said.


Top Glove boosting output, sales to rise 43%

TOP Glove Corp Bhd, the world's biggest supplier of rubber gloves, expects sales to rise 43% this year as it boosts capacity by more than a third to meet demand, chief executive officer Datuk Lim Wee Chai said in a recent interview.


IRCB ponders nitrile gloves to lower costs

Integrated Rubber Corp Bhd (IRCB) plans to diversify into the production of nitrile gloves at its new plant in Taiping, Perak, in November.


Hartalega’s prospects remain exciting

GLOVE manufacturer Hartalega Holdings Bhd is maintaining its profit forecast in spite of a surge in raw material prices in the last couple of months, as it is able to pass on the costs without any delay.


Commodity prices soar on speculative momentum

PETALING JAYA: Commodity prices surged yesterday, with crude palm oil (CPO) price on Bursa Derivatives up by almost 5% in a day, as rising speculative momentum pushed prices of basic raw materials from crude oil to copper to new multiple-months' highs.


Kossan finds buyers for new production capacity

KLANG-BASED Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd is gearing up for full production, including from its new glove lines; it is confident it has found buyers for the increased output.


Top Glove to spend RM40mil on automation upgrades

PETALING JAYA: The worlds largest glovemaker, Top Glove Corp Bhd, will spend about RM40mil this year to upgrade its production lines as part of a strategy to mitigate the effects arising from the minimum wage to be implemented in the beginning of next year.


Treads and trends

Although tyres still look pretty much the same - black and round - as when John Dunlop invented the pneumatic tyre in 1888, much has changed, and continues to change.


A bumper crop

Conditions are ripe in the plantations industry for surprisingly strong earnings in the first quarter as high palm oil prices are enhanced by a large increase in the output of palm oil fruits.


Rubber revival

Rubber discards can be reclaimed and turned into new goods but such efforts are hindered by poor collection of the waste, writes TAN CHENG LI.