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TECH

Now robots can plug in their own computer equipment thanks to new technology

A robot which can pick up and plug in a USB cable is now a reality, thanks to researchers at MIT and Northeastern University.

Business

Supermax eyes growth in India, China and Japan

KUALA LUMPUR: Glove maker Supermax Corp Bhd is set to “grow strongly” next year as it expands distribution of its own brand manufacturing (OBM) products in India, China and Japan, said executive chairman and group managing director Datuk Seri Stanley Thai (pic).

Business

Top Glove may cut stake in Indonesia plantation

TOP Glove Corp Bhd, the world’s largest rubber glove manufacturer by volume, may pare down its stake in its Sumatran rubber plantation and seek out local partners as Indonesia mulls tough new laws to curb foreign ownership of plantations.

Business

Glove makers rule out price war

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite oncoming capacity numbering in the billions of gloves, Malaysian rubber glove makers, which produce the majority of the world’s gloves, are ruling out a price war although they say competition is set to intensify.

Business

M'sia glove 2014 exports to top last year's, says MARGMA

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's rubber glove exports in 2014 are expected to top last year's RM10.5bil as demand for gloves grows 8% to 178.6 billion pieces this year, said Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA) president Lim Kee Shyan.

Business

Wellcall expansion on track

AFTER a one-year delay caused by land issues, industrial hose manufacturer Wellcall Holdings Bhd’s third factory, its largest investment to-date, is going full steam ahead.

Lifestyle

Tyres made from dandelions? Welcome to the future of rubber!

The roadside flower often considered as a pest now has a bright future in the tyre industry.

Living

Tyres made from dandelions? Welcome to the future of rubber!

The roadside flower often considered as a pest now has a bright future in the tyre industry.

Business

What is rubber, what is it used for, what are the alternatives??

Tire makers such as Bridgestone Corp and Continental AG are spending millions of dollars on the development of new rubber-yielding crops such as dandelions to reduce their reliance on rubber-tree plantations in Southeast Asia. Here are key facts about the rubber trade and the research into new sources of natural rubber.

Business

Tyre makers race to turn dandelions into rubber Dandelion native to Kazakhstan yields tyre-grade rubber

MUENSTER, Germany: Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport.