World’s greatest living rubber scientist

Wang “M-J” Meng-Jiao Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to meet with Prof. Dr Wang Meng-Jiao (“M-J”) a number of times at his offices in Qingdao. In researching this feature, I spoke with a number of his co-workers. The phrase “world’s best living rubber scientist” came up often during those conversations.

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Understanding the world’s tire industry

Next month (March 2019), in Singapore will mark a step forward for the global tire industry. Three events are taking place at almost the same time in the week beginning 18 March. It’s called World Rubber Week First is the World Rubber Summit, organised by the International Rubber Study Group. Second is TyreExpo Asia, organised

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Tire industry in 2019

Tomorrow, we will publish the January issue of our global tire industry newsletter, and distribute it to subscribers. One of the key articles is our analysis of 2018 and our predictions for 2019. I’ve cut down that article significantly, and removed some of the detail, but please see below for a free preview of what our

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How the NR business works

Natural rubber has been a big focus of our news and analysis recently. That’s unusual. Most articles I write about natural rubber get relatively little attention from the tire community. I think that might because tire executives are slowly losing touch with the natural rubber community. I’ve been fortunate to work with many of the

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Global Tire Intelligence – September 2018

We have just published the September of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers. Each subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free copy. We’ll need your corporate

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