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GRI’s GREEN X Circle uplifts schoolchildren in rubber farming communities in Sri Lanka

  1/14/2021 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - GRI recently held two outreach events with natural rubber farming communities it works with. The events were held under GRI’s GREEN X Circle initiative which supports Sri Lanka’s farming communities and the country’s vibrant agricultural industry. GRI’s close links with the communities over the years has resulted in robust partnerships and grassroots support. Identifying a need for extra-curricular sporting activities and equipment for school children in the area, the company distributed cricket equipment, volleyball equipment and badminton kits to selected schools in Monaragala, Sri Lanka. “I convey our heartfelt gratitude to GRI in helping us develop the sporting skills of students at our school. We hope GRI will continue to support these children in the future and wish the management success in all their future endeavors,” said D.M. Senevirathna, principal of the Monaragala school. “As a specialty tire manufacturer for agriculture equipment, GRI recognizes the importance of smallholder farmers in Sri Lanka and the unique challenges their communities face. Our GREEN X Circle initiative helps improve the socio-economic status of Sri Lankan rubber farmers by ensuring fair compensation for their produce and giving them the foundation to expand and innovate in rubber cultivation. GRI works with the community to provide solutions for their challenges as the GREEN X Circle is focused on sustainability and taking on a holistic, long-term approach,” stated Mahesha Ranasoma, CEO of GRI. The recent CSR project was carried out because of close interactions with the farming communities and understanding aspirations for their children. To help children in these farming communities start the New Year on a positive note and achieve success in their education, GRI also distributed schoolbags and stationery kits to farmers’ school children in Monaragala in lieu of the new school year. H.M. Ranjith, a rubber farmer from Nakkala, Monaragala, noted that a unique aspect of their relationship with GRI were these close-knit connections. “We have been supplying rubber sheets to GRI ever since they opened the Nakkala GRI Rubber Purchasing Centre. The main reason for this is the great service by GRI rendered to us and the recognition they have for the work we do. The schoolbags and stationary gifted to these children will go a long way and we will continue to further develop our relationship with GRI in the future,” said farmer Ranjith. “The GREEN X Circle is a strategic initiative of GRI, connecting the natural rubber farmer community in Sri Lanka and farmer communities worldwide, who are beneficiaries of the agriculture tires produced by GRI. These tires are manufactured using the natural rubber supplied from our loyal farmer base. As we keep building the foundation of the GREEN X Circle in Sri Lanka, it is a privilege to be able to support the farmer community by assisting schools and students. These are small beginnings of a long journey to show our gratitude to the hardworking farmers who are the heart of our nation,” noted Prabhash Subasinghe, managing director of GRI.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Guill Tool & Engineering rolls out new website - click to expand

NovationSi and Zeon develop novel electrically conductive silicone compounds - click to expand

Hankook Tire selected as original equipment for Audi RS Q8 - click to expand

North America tire market forecast at $90 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers - click to expand

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires announces price increase for U.S. and Canada - click to expand

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Bostik invests in joint venture with Cartell Chemical for development of engineering adhesives - click to expand

Bridgestone and NRGene announce sequence and assembly of guayule genome - click to expand

Freudenberg Medical expands U.S. molding operations - click to expand

Global silicone surfactants market forecast at $3.3 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Safic-Alcan further extends partnership with Arkema molecular sieves - click to expand

Cabot Corporation receives platinum rating for its sustainability efforts from EcoVadis - click to expand

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

GRI initiates phase 2 for the largest specialty tire plant in Sri Lanka - click to expand

Call for abstracts issued for 2021 International Elastomer Conference - click to expand

ExxonMobil introduces new Santoprene integrated thermoplastic vulcanizate - click to expand

Henkel expands collaboration with InterPRO for 3D application development - click to expand

Greenergy invests in advanced biofuels project - click to expand

German and International Rubber Conference 2021 postponed due to COVID-19 - click to expand

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Wallace Instruments partners with ACE Products & Consulting LLC - click to expand

Lux Research names top five technologies disrupting the chemicals and materials industry - click to expand

Endurica named winner of the 2020 Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration - click to expand

Polyurethanes Technical Conference set to resume in Denver, CO, October 4 - click to expand

BKT renews its sponsorship for all competitions organized by Curling Canada - click to expand

Greenergy opts for Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology - click to expand

Monday, January 18, 2021

General Silicones announces solution for using hot-melt adhesives with silicone rubber - click to expand

Biesterfeld receives distribution rights for Denka acrylate rubbers - click to expand

Rubber Division, ACS, promotes rubber groups and technical organizations - click to expand

Apollo inaugurates specialized service center for tires in India - click to expand

TechnoBiz announces research webinar on Future Applications of Natural Rubber - click to expand

Harwick Standard announces retirement of Daniel Davis - click to expand

Market Reports

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Global silicone surfactants market forecast at $3.3 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global Off the Road (OTR) Tire Market is expected to be around 4 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Global Automotive Tires Market to reach $575 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global carbon black market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.4 percent through 2026 - click to expand

Global rubber gloves market size is expected to reach $22.1 billion by 2027 - click to expand

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