London – The May/June edition of European Rubber Journal is now available online with the print magazine soon to arrive on subscribers’ desks.
The main feature is our annual ERJ Compounding Survey, which finds that European-based custom compounders are focusing more on specialised materials and applications as market prospects brighten.
In our News & Analysis sections, meanwhile, there is an insightful analysis by Martin Wolfersdorff, who examines the current pressures in the carbon black market – finding that these are largely to do with buyer-psychology and panic-buying.
Further expert perspective comes from Dr Herbert Fruhmann of Nynas, who believes that the unprecedented events of 2020 combined with ongoing restructuring in the refining industry will have a lasting effect on the tire & rubber sector.
Continuing this important theme, there is a special report on recovery in the tire manufacturing sector, including the challenges that lie ahead for the rest of 2021.
Elsewhere, check out our eye-catching TireShow 21 feature, which showcases 21 of the latest tire-industry technologies that should have been on show this year; and Deep clean which looks at how rubber compound developers are responding to critical needs to safe-guard human health.
Then keep up to date with key developments in our regular News and Data sections, which include comprehensive reports on all the latest news about the rubber industry from around the world.
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