China Rubber Industry Association

China Rubber Conference 2018 Expected to Draw 1,000 Rubber Experts From 20 Countries

The China Rubber Conference this year is set to be held over the four days of March 27–30 at Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao, located in the eastern province of Shandong. Sponsored by the China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) since 2006, the conference serves as an annual general meeting concerning the rubber industry, and is the largest such event to cover a...

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Chinese Rubber Industry Slows in 2015, Looks to Bounce Back

The Chinese rubber industry experienced its greatest annual slowdown ever in 2015, with one of the industry’s leading products, tires, finishing the year with negative growth. The downturns in the Chinese and global economies were major contributing factors. In fact, the growth rate of the global economy’s real gross domestic product (GDP) was around 3 percent in 2015, the lowest...

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CRIA’s Fan Outlines Path for China’s Rubber Industry to Become Major Power

The Chinese rubber industry must boost productivity, alternative energy use and strive for digitization if it is to reach its targets for 2025, says Fan Rende, Honorary Chairman of the China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA). Speaking at the China Rubber Conference held in March in Qingdao, Shandong Province, the 73-year-old Fan outlined the tasks facing the domestic Chinese industry in...

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China’s Rubber Sector Looks to Transform With Industry 4.0 – From Size to Strength (Part 2)

Chinese tire manufacturers, even the ones that make the best product, have experienced flat year-on-year growth for passenger vehicle tires, while year-on-year performance is down 30 percent for truck and bus tires. Even so, local tire makers say this situation is good for their companies. Things are said to be even worse for off-road (OR) tires for construction vehicles. This...

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China’s Rubber Sector Looks to Transform With Industry 4.0 – From Size to Strength (Part 1)

China’s rubber industry is seeking to shift its focus from growing larger to being stronger. The new direction was unveiled at the China Rubber Conference 2016, organized by the China Rubber Industry Association, between March 22 and 25. China is aiming to strengthen its rubber industry due to declining demand, surging labor costs and dim prospects for a rapid recovery...

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