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GRI production plant visited by presidential task force

  9/16/2020 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - GRI hosted Hon. Basil Rajapaksa on a visit to one of the most sophisticated tire production plants in Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa is leading the country’s Presidential Task Force on Economic Revival and Poverty Alleviation. GRI’s advanced new factory is the largest in Sri Lanka to produce specialty tires and the first to produce radial agriculture tires in the country. Rajapaksa stated, “I appreciate and encourage the efforts made by companies such as GRI in driving the economic prosperity of our country. GRI is one of the key players in developing and producing high-grade specialty tires for the global market, using Sri Lankan natural rubber, and adding significant value to this raw material. I’m happy to recognize the ways in which GRI is contributing towards the economic prosperity of Sri Lanka and their efforts towards very high standards of quality.” Rajapaksa witnessed some of the most advanced tire production machines in the country, innovative technologies, and cutting-edge capabilities that GRI possess to produce these high-performance tires for special machines used in agriculture, construction and material handling industries. “GRI’s commitment to quality in its tires begins from the careful selection of the finest raw materials to the finished product that leaves its factory. As part of its GreenX Circle initiative, GRI has opened many natural rubber collection centers around the island. These collection centres enable rural farmers to earn fair value for their work and GRI to take great care of the farming communities in our wider eco-system. We aim to unite farmers by underscoring the fact that farmers connect the world we live today,” said Dr Mahesha Ranasoma, CEO of GRI. GRI’s managing mirector, Prabhash Subasinghe, stated, “We are encouraged by the Sri Lanka government’s thought leadership, vision and clear direction to drive the nation towards prosperity through balanced social and economic development. Specialty tires are a high value-added export. We are relentlessly striving forward to do our part and support the government in every way possible. Our purpose is to inspire greatness.” GRI produces radial agriculture tires, construction tires and material handling solid tires and has offices in nine countries, with sales in over fifty countries. GRI’s advanced production plant is the largest to produce high-grade specialty tires and the first to produce radial agriculture tires in Sri Lanka.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Composites for Europe rescheduled to November 9-11, 2021, in Stuttgart, Germany - click to expand

Global isoprene rubber latex market to exceed $340 million by 2025 - click to expand

TIA going online with GTE/SEMA show events - click to expand

Cooper Tire recalls CS5 and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring tires - click to expand

Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers - click to expand

ARP Materials continues commitment to going green - click to expand

Thursday, September 24, 2020

TIA adds virtual OSHA compliant training classes - click to expand

Cooper Tire to add nearly 100 production workers at its Tupelo, MS, tire manufacturing plant - click to expand

Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber’s policy framework drives member commitment to sustainable rubber production - click to expand

Arkema supports wind power industry in transition towards sustainable energy - click to expand

BASF SE is to invest €16 million into Pyrum Innovations for the pyrolysis of waste tires - click to expand

KB Industries wins additional Yellowstone National Park crumb rubber paving project - click to expand

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Huber prepares for major sustainability project - click to expand

Researchers develop rubber material made from cheap and plentiful industrial waste - click to expand

Cooper Tire & Rubber issues 2019 global sustainability report - click to expand

Michelin donates 75 tool kits to mechatronics students in Greenville County, SC - click to expand

PureSil ORG01 elastomer gel from Elkem Silicones wins 2020 Ringier Technology Innovation Award - click to expand

Core Molding Technologies elects Sandra Kowaleski to board of directors - click to expand

ARP Materials' key vendor, Keli Chemical, increases CPE production to accommodate U.S. demand - click to expand

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Safic-Alcan appoints Domenico Lo Curto business development director for plastics - click to expand

Rubber Division, ACS, enhances international educational outreach program for students - click to expand

Rubber & Tire Research announces free webinars - click to expand

Myers Industries announces CFO transition - click to expand

Huntsman announces launch of Araldite 2000 adhesive core range - click to expand

Monday, September 21, 2020

Bridgestone to close passenger tire plant in France - click to expand

Continental's TractionSkin technology utilized in Korbach motorcycle tires - click to expand

Dow wins four 2020 Edison Awards for breakthrough technologies - click to expand

Evonik develops membrane technology for separation of volatile organic compounds - click to expand

Arkema announces start-up of industrial adhesives plant in Japan - click to expand

Ashland increases prices for 1-4 butanediol and derivatives in North America - click to expand

Market Reports

Olefinic thermoplastic elastomers market size is forecast to reach $7.26 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global isoprene rubber latex market to exceed $340 million by 2025 - click to expand

Global silanes market forecast at $2.4 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global natural rubber market forecast at $27.8 billion by 2026 - click to expand

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