Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Industrial Glue after being coagulated with our Eco-friendly,non-acidic Powder
Recently, our company has found a new application for our Eco-friendly coagulating powder.
Industrial Applications for Coagulating Powder
An industrial firm was looking for an eco-friendly coagulation medium to coagulate their waste glue before disposing them as scheduled waste. They did not want to use an acidic medium as it is environmentally un-friendly and is difficult to handle as it is corrosive.
They found us on the Internet and we offered our coagulation powder for their trials. After trying out our powder, they found it was able to coagulate their glue to their satisfaction.
Currently, they have placed an order with us on this powder and intend to do so on a monthly basis.
With this breakthrough, it is now possible to use our eco-friendly coagulating powder to coagulate natural rubber latex-based glue and synthetic rubber latex-based glue.
Though currently it is being used to coagulate the glue into coagulum before they are dumped as Schedule wastes, we intend to find out if these coagulum can be recovered for their natural or synthetic rubber.
If this can be done, we can reclaim the huge amount of rubber (NR and Synthetic) for re-use world-wide.
Due to the urgency of this order, the items will be couriered to them once they are ready for shipment.
The budding tools will be used for their rubber trees nursery while the sharpening stones are used to sharpen our Gebung type rubber tapping knives.
We hope to receive our Ethephon Plus latex stimulant in the future.
Enquiries and request for quotations can be emailed us at : TWKANG@emp.com.my
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 at 1849 hrs IST
Updated: Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 2347 hrs IST
Thiruvananthapuram: The Philippines is set to debut at the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) assembly session to be held in the first week of October in Kochi. The country has been accepted by the 40-year-old organization of rubber producing countries as its 11th member last month.
The association's 33rd assembly session and the meetings of the executive committee and two other technical committees are scheduled to be held in Kochi in October this year. Along with this, the third ANRPC annual rubber conference will be held on October 6 at the same venue, according to Dr Djoko Said Damardjati, secretary general, ANRPC.
“Philippines's entry will strengthen ANRPC's role as the inter-governmental agency, dedicated to promotion of the natural rubber industry through multilateral co-operation,” he said in a statement from the ANRPC headquarters in Malaysia.
The ANRPC came into being in 1970 with the founder members being Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia , Sri Lanka and Vietnam. India joined the body after five years.
Attorney Bernie G Fondevilla, secretary of the department of agriculture, signed the instrument of accession for the government of the Philippines in April, according to ANRPC secretariat.
The Philippines, which has over hundred years of experience in natural rubber cultivation, has been a late entrant to the ANRPC. Rubber occupies about 130,000 hectare of cultivated land in the Philippines.
Tyre manufacturers like Goodrich, Firestone and Goodyear took the lead in popularising the rubber crop in the Philippines. The area expansion suffered a major setback during late 1990s when prices collapsed.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
150,000 sets is a good figure to be shipped in one 20ft. container and this quantity is suitable for a medium size plantation and cost effective.
By installing such eaves or rainguard system, non-tapping days during the rainy season can be reduced. Tappers can continue to tap their rubber trees without having to remain indoors due to rain.
With our cover system, the rain will not cause any washout and contamination of the field latex in the cups.
This RF Eaves system c/w with latex cup covers augur well with our Gebung type tapping knives, sharpening stones and Ethephon Plus Latex stimulants.
Interested plantation groups and smallholders organisation can contact us at: TWKANG@emp.com.my.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Wednesday May 19, 2010
Local rubber sector to recapture its bounce
By HANIM ADNAN
KUALA LUMPUR: The local rubber sector is poised to remain competitive on the global front via revitalised strategies and action plans under the newly launched Malaysian Rubber Industry (MRI) Strategies 2010-2020 and Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) Strategies 2010-2020.
By 2020, Malaysia is targeting for rubber productivity to hit 1.8 tonnes per ha per year, total production of about 1.8 million tonnes, total rubber planted area of 1.2 million ha and tappable area of one million ha.
Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said the formulation of the domestic rubber industry strategy to reposition the sector and sustain its competitiveness was timely given the highly challenging global environment.
Both the midstream and downstream sectors would focus on improving market share through value-addition and diversification initiatives, including sustaining the growth of the Standard Malaysian Rubber (SMR) market and creating the market for speciality rubber and value-added production.
Dompok said: “Our upstream sector is no longer a low-cost producer. That is why we need to improve tree productivity, efficiency and promote income diversification of smallholders.”
Under the new strategies, Dompok said MRB would be working with Risda, Felcra, Felda, Sarawak Forestry Board and Sabah Rubber Industry Board to ensure a more efficient transfer of technologies to increase rubber yield to 1.8 tonnes per ha per year by 2020 from 1.4 tonnes currently.
He noted that the downstream sector was also too narrow-based with almost 80% of export consisting of latex dipped rubber goods. “We need to diversify the product base especially with MRB having the capacity and capability to formulate, design and re-engineer new rubber-based products.”
Other strategies include facilitating entrepreneurs to be more daring at innovation, enhancing productivity and efficiency.
There was a need to develop a strong network between the private and public rubber-related organisations, Dompok said, adding that through the network, research and development (R&D) support could provide the extra edge for Malaysian rubber manufacturers.
Meanwhile, MRB newly appointed director-general Dr Salmiah Ahmad told StarBiz that the board had also formulated its own strategies in line with its expectation of becoming a global centre of excellence for rubber by 2020.
“As a custodian of the local rubber sector, MRB's responsibilities are wide-ranging from production to end-usage,” she said.
On the production side, MRB has to help sustain the livelihood of 290,000 smallholders via increasing land productivity and improving their income level as outlined under the New Economic Model.
The MRB strategies will focus on development of high yielding clones as well as development and adoption of mechanised and automatic systems in rubber plantations.
In the midstream and downstream sectors, Salmiah said there were pressing R&D needs to improve efficiency, market promotion, advanced materials and product diversification.
“This include the development of expertise and industrial support in tyre technologies, focusing on green tyres, with Malaysia poised to be a world-class tyre R&D and testing centre,” she added.
This customer has been using our Gebung Rubber tapping knives, sharpening stones and Ethephon Plus Latex stimulants for the past 15 years.
We have also introduced them to our patented RF Eaves with cover so that tapping can be done during rainy weather.
email us at TWKANG@emp.com.my if you require our products and services.
Monday, May 17, 2010
The types of rubber product machinery required are as follows:-
- Rubber dispersion kneader
- Rubber extruder for producing rubber tubes
- Continuous type Microwave vulcanising system for curing the rubber tubes
- Rubber sheets calendars
We have already contacted our Taiwanese manufacturer(s) on the above and are awaiting for their pricings.
Besides our traditional business of designing upstream rubber processing lines, we are also keen in expanding our products and services by designing and supplying these value-added downstream types of rubber processing lines in developing countries.
The current enquiry is for Bangladesh and the potential customer is keen to invest in such a rubber products line.
If your company is interested in such processing lines, please email us at : TWKANG@emp.com.my.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
India overtakes US in rubber consumption
Kottayam: India has overtaken recession-hit US as the second largest consumer of natural rubber, clocking a 6.8 per cent growth in 2009-10, a top Rubber Board Official said today.
India’s consumption of rubber rose to 930,565 tonnes in 2009-10 from 811,720 tonnes, board Chairman Sajan Peter said at the 162nd annual meeting of the Board here yesterday.
United States lost its No.2 position as its consumption plummeted by 34 per cent with the economic slowdown adversely affecting it, he said. China is the world’s largest rubber consumer.
During 2008-09 the consumption of natural rubber by US was 1,041,000 tonnes which fell to 687,000 tonnes in 2009-10, on account of recessionary trends, Peter said.
In India, the consumption of rubber by automotive tyre sector in 2009-10 moved up by 13.5 per cent against 2.5 per cent in 2008-09.
The production of rubber during 2009-10, however, decreased to 831,400 tonnes from 864,500 tonnes in 2008-09, a decline of 3.8 per cent with the unfavourable weather conditions and increase in the number of age old plantations being cited as the reason, he said.
The consumption in the automotive tyre sector in 2008-09 was 508,121 tonnes which increased by 13.5 per cent to 576,799 tonnes. The production is expected to rise by 8.93 lakh in 2010-11 from 8.31 lakh of the previous year.
According to estimates, during 2010-11 fiscal the production will be down by 85,000 tonnes compared with the consumption, but this will not affect the availability of rubber in the market as the country had 248,457 tonnes opening stocks, Peter said.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Our first order of one metric tonne of Ethephon Plus 5% concentration Latex stimulants packed in 40 Nos. x 25kg plastic containers are being packed for shipment.