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Chinaplas 2023 has record breaking attendance

The largest ever CHINAPLAS was successfully concluded at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, PR China on April 20. The show results were impressively indicating a great surge with 3,905 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions around the world. The show occupied 380,000sqm and recorded an attendance of 248,222 visitors from 149 countries and regions. 28,429 visitors came from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan region and overseas, accounting for 11.45% of the total. Compared with the 2019 Guangzhou Exhibition, the total number of visitors increased by 51.99%, and compared with the 2021 Shenzhen Exhibition, it increased by 63.16%

Active Minerals announces price increase

Active Minerals International, LLC (AMI) announced a list price increase for all products effective July 1, 2023. Their portfolio of Air-Float Kaolin, Gellent Attapulgite, and Acti-Gel® 208 rheology modifier products will increase up to 10.0% as contracts allow.

Maxam Tire announces the all-new MS925 LIFTXTRA

MAXAM Tire marks another milestone in the construction industry by delivering an all-new performance solution. Introducing the MS925 LIFTXTRA, developed specifically to deliver the superior strength and stability required for aerial work platforms.

Yokohama Tire partnering with FuelFest for 5th straight year

For the fifth consecutive year, Yokohama Tire is partnering with FuelFest, the traveling international automotive festival that brings together music, culture, celebrities and cars in the name of charity. The tiremaker is the sponsor of the Yokohama Festival Stage. FuelFest’s latest stop is at Irwindale Speedway (near Los Angeles) on Saturday, June 3.


ARPM 2023 Safety Award winners announced

The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) announced the 2023 Safety Award Winners, who were honored during the 2023 Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Summit on May 24-25 in Columbus, Ohio.

Firestone used hard-to-recycle plastic in tires for 107th running of the Indianapolis 500

As the series’ exclusive tire supplier, Bridgestone has incorporated ISCC PLUS certified recycled butadiene, a monomer produced from hard-to-recycle used plastic shopping bags, film, stretch wrap and other flexible polymer packaging, developed in partnership with Shell, in all Firestone Firehawk race tires used at the Indianapolis 500. Bridgestone will manufacture all race tires for the 2023 season at the ISCC PLUS-certified Advanced Tire Production Center (ATPC) in Akron. Additionally, Bridgestone has partnered with Penske and Indianapolis Motor Speedway to transport all race tires to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) with electric 2023 Freightliner eCascadia from Penske Truck Leasing’s fleet of electric vehicles during the month of May.


Silicone & Medical


Synthetic leather combines genuine leather qualities with sustainability

Synthetic leathers made from silicone (Si) have superior tactile feel, durability, recyclability, ease of cleaning and inherent fire resistance, but have poor abrasion and cratch resistance due to the inherent properties of silicones. LuxSense is a first of its kind silicone-organic hybrid synthetic leather that combines the benefits of both to become the first synthetic leather that competes with authentic leather on performance, and exceeds all leathers on sustainability.

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