Agricultural processing

Kingdom to gain from production of hemp

The government is aiming to make Thailand a regional manufacturing centre for hemp products in the next five years to generate at least 25 billion baht in income, said Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit on Sunday. The plan is projected to add more value to hemp grown ...


Environmental group praises Bridgestone's zero deforestation policy

Mighty Earth, an environmental group devoted to protecting rain forests and other endangered landscapes, is praising Bridgestone Corp. for the zero deforestation portion of its recently announced Global Sustainability Procurement Policy. []Demand for natural rubber has caused rapid deforestation in Southeast Asia, especially in Cambodia, Laos, ...

Rubber & Plastics News Staff

Agencies instructed to speed up rubber plans

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed nine state agencies to speed up the use of rubber in a bid to lift domestic demand which will help shore up falling rubber prices.Keep reading ...

Rice farmers encouraged to plant maize after harvests

Low-land rice farmers will be encouraged to plant maize after rice harvests in an attempt to reduce high-land forest encroachment to clear land for maize cultivation. Agriculture Minister Chatchai Sarikalya said on Monday that, from his discussion with representatives of the animal feed manufacturers’ association, ...

China May factory PMI growth keeps pace with previous month

Growth in China’s manufacturing sector in May kept pace with the previous month, an official survey showed on Wednesday, beating expectations in a reassuring sign the world’s second-biggest economy is not losing too much steam after a solid first quarter performance. The official Purchasing Managers’ ...

Yokohama Rubber to rev up Chinese capacity by nearly 50%

Yokohama Rubber will ramp up its tire output capability in China as it seeks to boost business with local automakers. The Japanese manufacturer will bolster its production capacity for passenger-car tires in China to 13.6 million units a year by 2020, up nearly 50% from 9.35 million units in ...

Pioneers prospering in Hà Tĩnh border land

Witnessing it now, one cannot imagine how sterile and deserted the Tây Sơn economic zone in central Hà Tĩnh Province was 14 years ago. Lying among the greenery of rubber, tea and acacia on the Việt Nam-Lào border – some 30km from the Cầu Treo ...

Padaeng agrees dividend, focuses on new areas

Padaeng Industry’s annual general shareholders’ meeting on Tuesday passed a resolution to pay dividends of Bt1 per share, for a total of Bt226 million, managing director Francis Vanbellen said. PDI will pay those whose names appear on the shareholders list by May 3 in accordance ...

Slow bounce for rubber price

Rubber prices are predicted to increase gradually as suppliers in the main producing countries restrict their stock for export to let the price recover after a long decline. Pol Sopha, director-general of the rubber department at the Agriculture Ministry, said exports had increased from year ...

Bad noodles put more than 150 in hospital

More than 150 people were sent to the hospital after eating tainted noodles at a ceremony in Kampong Speu province’s Oudong district on Sunday. A district police officer who declined to be named told Khmer Times on March 27 that 152 people, both young and old, ...

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