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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.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

MonTech’s MCool -40°C chiller option increases range for low temperature RPA testing - click to expand

TA Instruments introduces multi-sample Discovery X3 differential scanning calorimeter - click to expand

Department of Commerce delays publication of results of anti-dumping investigation into light tires from Korean, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan - click to expand

Yokohama Rubber unifies off-highway tire operations under global entity - click to expand

Davis-Standard presents free webinar on Evolution and Advancements in Technology - click to expand

International Elastomer Conference continues today; Get Involved session held - click to expand

IMCD U.S. opens headquarters in greater Cleveland area - click to expand

ARDL expands rubber testing capabilities to include SAE J1402 - click to expand

Monday, October 19, 2020

Global silicones market will grow by $5.46 billion through 2024 - click to expand

Tyrata begins IntelliTread Drive-Over System shipments to Japan - click to expand

Nexen updates winter tire line for Europe - click to expand

Nokian's Tennessee tire factory earns LEED v4 Silver certification - click to expand

Solvay inaugurates second bio-based solvent plant in Brazil - click to expand

Desma extends digital exhibition XpertForum until October 30 - click to expand

Friday, October 16, 2020

USTMA finds recycling of end-of-life tires stalled - click to expand

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to release third quarter 2020 financial results October 29 - click to expand

Book of the Day: USA Rubber & Tire Industry Patents 2015-2017 - click to expand

Trinseo receives Mass Balance certification for three families of products in Europe - click to expand

Bridgestone unveils 'A Layered Journey' sustainability campaign - click to expand

Eagle Elastomer founder Neil X. McHale passed away October 10 - click to expand

Endurica software release features aging simulation for elastomers - click to expand

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Dow and the Vita Group collaborate on production of flexible polyurethane foams made from recycled content - click to expand

LabsCubed opens new facility - click to expand

Brüggemann invests 32 million euros in Heilbronn headquarters - click to expand

UTH GmbH offers Technology Transfer Webinar on compounds with fine mesh straining - click to expand

Yokohama Tire to increase commercial truck tire prices December 1 - click to expand

Arkema ranks 11th in the Wall Street Journal's ranking of the world's most sustainably managed companies - click to expand

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Global polymer emulsion market forecast to reach $38.1 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Ashland solves complex challenges and is recognized as Supplier of the Year by Molded Fiber Glass Companies - click to expand

Brenntag Specialties announces distribution agreement with Interspersal Inc. - click to expand

Barry Arkles resumes position as chief executive officer of Gelest Inc. - click to expand

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies supports Trek Bicycle’s innovative suspension - click to expand

International Elastomer Conference begins Monday - click to expand

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Bridgestone supports Nashville school's automotive training center - click to expand

Falken Tires selected as original equipment supplier for 2021 Nissan Rogue - click to expand

Zochem announces price increases for all grades of zinc oxide - click to expand

Braskem America becomes an Operation Clean Sweep blue member - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast to grow 3 percent annually through 2024 - click to expand

Continental wins Tire Technology Award with tire concept for autonomous electric taxis - click to expand

Market Reports

Brazil automotive tire market is projected to reach $2.05 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global Silicones Market will grow by$5.46 billion through 2024 - click to expand

Global polymer emulsion market forecast to reach $38.1 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast to grow 3 percent annually through 2024 - click to expand

Global liquid silicone rubber market forecast at $3.2 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global Electronic Adhesives Market will grow by $3.49 billion through 2024 - click to expand

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