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Business 28 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Top Glove, Kossan to end year on high note

Shares in local rubber glove makers Top Glove Corp Bhd and Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd look set to end the year at record highs, buoyed by a robust growth outlook, as investors remain focused on the industry leaders.

Business 26 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

AKN Tech to buy chemical coating supplier for RM30m

AKN Technology Bhd (AKN Tech), which yesterday posted a net loss of RM14.2mil or a loss of 12.25 sen a share for its second quarter ended Sept 30, announced it was planning to buy a chemical coating supplier to the rubber glove industry to diversify its business away from the volatile semiconductor industry.

Business 14 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Rubber glove makers show resilience

IN an environment where many manufacturers have reported smaller profits due to high raw material costs, the rubber gloves industry has shown its profitability can strengthen despite high latex costs.

Business 03 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Top Glove plans rapid growth in plastic gloves

TOP Glove Corp Bhd plans to rapidly ramp up capacity at its relatively new synthetic rubber glove manufacturing division in China to replicate the group's achievement in the natural rubber glove sector. 'We have just bought 30 acres in China for the expansion,' executive chairman Datuk Dr Lim Wee Chai told I>StarBiz/Iat a meeting in his office in Klang.

Nation 23 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

New factory to produce gloves minus the odour

Kamunting will be the site of a new rubber glove factory and residents there need not dread the stench that usually comes with such operations.

Business 12 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian rubber riding high on China market

THE China market, which seems to favour Malaysia's natural rubber (NR), is attracting increased interest from players in the Malaysian rubber products industry.

Business 12 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Factories in Klang industrial belt to continue operations

As the haze thickened in Port Klang, which has been declared a haze emergency area, factories in the industrial belt of Klang are expected to remain in production as it has not come under an emergency yet.

Business 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Kossan hedged against latex and US dollar

AMID concerns among investors that rubber glove exporters' earnings will be hurt by record latex prices and a rising ringgit, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd said it has hedged its positions in latex and the US dollar.

Business 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Snapshots

Elaine Boey writes on Foremost, IOI Corp and Rubberex.

Business 11 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Rubber firms unfazed by rising costs

WHILE most rubber industry players are struggling to survive the impact of rising costs, given escalating prices of basic raw materials like SMR 20 and bulk latex, several listed rubber product companies contacted by I>StarBiz/Ihave expressed optimism they would maintain their net profit margins going forward.