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Rubber Industry to Create Sustainability Standards

The International Rubber Study Group aims to set up a voluntary certification program and standards for sustainable natural rubber, a $30 billion a cash crop, the Wall Street Journal reports. Skyrocketing demand in the last decade and led to record-high prices and new rubber plantations outside of Thailand, Indonesia and … Read more »

Bridgestone, Yulex Launch Separate Biorubber Projects

Bridgestone Americas and agricultural-based biomaterials company Yulex have both announced projects to investigate the use of the shrub guayule as an alternative natural rubber source. Bridgestone will hold a groundbreaking ceremony next week for its Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Ariz., which aims to develop a sustainable source of … Read more »